The Wooded Retreat
Stone Walls and Natural Landscaping in Maryland
Surrounded by woodland, the owners of this residence wanted us to create an outdoor haven where they could enjoy nature while letting their dogs run and play.
Our goal was to design an outdoor space that would enhance the natural character of the property and residence. This tranquil space features a natural-looking stream, stonewalls that accent the wooded hillside, and stone steps and landings to complement the stone façade of the house. Curvilinear steps flowing between boulder outcroppings with plantings, accentuate the transition to a lower flagstone patio. Along the outside edge, a cozy fire pit with sitting boulders complete this respite from everyday pressure.