DC Design Landscape Portfolio

Every project, no matter the size, deserves the attention of a good landscape design plan.

Stylish Backyard Landscape Plan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

We began with removing an old deck and stairs and then creating a screened porch with access to the backyard, a new ledge stone stairs with integrated planted terraces connecting to the a beautiful backyard.

Outdoor Entertaining
Ypsilanti, Michigan

For this house several outdoor terraced patios were designed down the hillside in the back of the house. The patios project out into the trees giving the feeling of sitting within them.

Modern Tudor Estate
Dexter, Michigan

The landscape design for the front of this new home relates to the formality of the architecture while the backyard curves with a pool, deck, and sweeping patios.

Backyard Transformation
Ann Arbor, Michigan

A combination of bluestone and brick-colored pavers becomes an integral part of the design. A low stone retaining wall sweeps across the yard separating the lawn from the entertaining area.

Sweeping Entry Steps
Dexter, Michigan

The client was interested in a large set of entry steps, heated for winter weather, to act as the centerpiece for the front yard.

Contemporary Waterfront Home
Onsted, Michigan

This large home is situated on a narrow peninsula of land. The challenge was to create usable outdoor spaces in a very limited amount of land.

Updated Pool and Pergola
Ann Arbor, Michigan

An existing pool with a cramped sitting area and old fence was redesigned into a spacious entertaining space with a raised pergola for intimate seating.

New Deck with Stone Landings
Ann Arbor, Michigan

This new deck replaced an old wooden deck. The stone landings and stone retaining walls unify the deck with the ground level.

Colorful Plantings in Front Yard
Ann Arbor, Michigan

We removed the lawn and replaced it with colorful shrubs, perennials, and a few evergreen

Backyard Greenhouse
Perrysburg, Ohio

Addition of a greenhouse and arbor unites landscape features to new home addition.

Historic Home and Gardens
McLean, Virginia

Extensive garden design comprised of a series of areas that terrace down the hillside with views to the Potomac River. Included a large new pool, tennis courts and courtyards filled with unique sculptures.

An Outdoor Room
Sylvania, Ohio

This suburban house expanded into the landscape and created a new room by adding a terrace and an arbor. The arbor contains a table for six and a small fire pit to warm cool summer evenings.

Charming Colonial Home and Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Adding a new walk and gates from the front door to the road integrated this house into the site and enhanced its' appearance. The backyard features a sculpture set in a perennial garden.

Backyard Oasis
Ann Arbor, Michigan

A stunning backyard swimming pool designed for an active family on a suburban lot. Pool terrace has outdoor kitchen with a granite top at one end, a fire pit at the other and a large rock waterfall in between.

A Small Secluded Backyard
Chevy Chase, Maryland

This small, confined backyard was transformed into a tasteful, well-used, outdoor seating area. Through the use of brick and plantings, the landscape design extended the house into the garden.

Dry Stream Bed and Bridge
Ann Arbor, Michigan

A dry stream bed becomes the focus for this small suburban backyard, creating visual depth and enhancing views from the house.

Dramatic Front Entrance
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Suburban house and garden with a bold pergola guide visitors to the front door. Exuberant plantings hold interest through the seasons.

An Elegant Outdoor Space
Washington DC

A small urban backyard morphs into three different spaces through the use of stucco retaining walls with bluestone coping and steps. An historic brick wall at the back of the property is incorporated into the design.

Cynthia Fink, MLA

Landscape Architect
DC Design, LLC

Ann Arbor, Michigan and environs