Dramatic Residential Redesign

McLean, VA

A challenging landscape transforms into the ideal family space.

Having a sloped, unusable backyard isn’t a deterrent for the designers of D. A. Dunlevy. This residential project required moving a great deal of the property’s soil in order to create usable space for entertaining, relaxing, and sports. By cutting into the existing hill and adding a retaining wall, we were able to create a large green space that allowed the kids to play lacrosse.                                                                                       A custom flagstone patio, stone firepit, and outdoor furnishings were designed along with custom plantings to provide the perfect place for entertaining friends and family. To complete the design of this lovely property, a flagstone walkway and additional plantings were installed in the front of the house. The weeping redbud was used as a focal point in the landscape design.