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Creating Spaces

This topographically-challenged site, originally developed in 1919, was purchased by a broker and designer from the second owner. They envisioned ample space and privacy better suited to their active and kid-oriented lifestyle. The primary goal was to expand the interior living space to the open air, through programmatic elements that include a realigned entry drive, an outdoor dining area, a bar & grill, a fireplace, and transitions to recreational spaces. We were responsible for all conceptual design and master planning. Our philosophy was to create a beautiful environment for entertaining, while reconciling the changes in grade with terraces and steps. Site drainage requirements were accommodated by directing all rainwater to an elegantly-planted dry stream swale along the property line at the bottom of the hill. Also, a variety of new recreational spaces allows residents and their guests to play bocce ball, badminton, soccer, and lacrosse. A secret woodland walkway, or bike path for the kids, enhances the edges. The front lawn with the tree swing portrays natural beauty in an urban residential neighborhood and is engulfed with the ease of a circular driveway. As one of the few large parcels left in Alexandria, VA which now suits the residents’ needs.