The Luxury of Balance

Mount Airy, MD

A Backyard Addition Becomes a Luxury Getaway

Like many of us whose priorities shifted after 2020, our clients dreamt of an add-on to serve as a relaxing outdoor retreat or welcoming gathering point. The new pavilion aimed to elevate the space without feeling “new” or abrupt – it needed to be in picturesque harmony with the estate. To achieve this, the pavilion was meticulously designed in balance with the existing architectural and landscape elements. The open layout, exposed beams, tongue-in-groove ceiling, and elegant drop-down lighting that mimics the candescence of fireflies, all contribute to a kinship with the natural environment. A fireplace with a palette of warm neutral stones creates a cozy, luxury getaway that is always within reach. The classically handsome property was further brought to symmetry with cohesive heritage elements like a white rail and post fence, winding stone walkways, and idyllic flora throughout. The result is a structure so attuned to its surroundings that it feels like it was always meant to be there.