A Modern Retreat

New Market, MD

A minimalist approach to poolside recreation and gathering.

The adage less is more comes alive in the quiet beauty of this project in New Market, MD. Per the client’s vision, the clean and modern landscape design offers plenty of opportunities for recreation and gathering. To achieve this, a large slope in the yard was carefully graded to maintain a level space in the rest of the yard, making more room for kids to play. Supporting continuity in the design, the elevated deck lends generous passage to the pool area via the extra-wide, double-sided staircase that mirrors the spaciousness of the welcoming patio. Clean and balanced flagstone placement adds visual interest throughout and creates an understated harmony between the white pool deck and the grey Trex deck. The extra-special touches — stunning blue trim tile around the pool and a custom-made white concrete — accentuate an enduring, minimalist beauty that contribute to the wide-open tenor of the space.