Historic Home and Gardens, McLean, Virginia

Extensive garden design comprised of a series of garden rooms that terrace down the hillside with views to the Potomac River.

The site is a spectacular, steeply sloped, 7acre wooded site on the Potomac River with a large historic home perched at the top. We were asked to develop a comprehensive plan including entry gates, driveway design, formal drop-off court, parking court, a series of gardens for outdoor entertaining with views to the river, and a swimming pool with tennis courts. We were responsible for all planting designs as well as the hard-scape, including designing stone and brick walls with limestone caps, bluestone and brick paving with limestone inlays, designing iron gates with brick piers, brick and stone steps, screened gazebo with a copper roof, and iron fountains.

We worked extensively with international artists who designed outdoor sculpture. Every detail was designed, such as the pier finials, the iron gates and the drain covers.

Cynthia Fink, MLA

Landscape Architect
DC Design, LLC

Ann Arbor, Michigan and environs