Shepherd Street

Chevy Chase, Maryland
In the ground

Exterior spaces are conceptualized similarly to architecture of buildings.  Gardens are rooms with transitional hallways that guide people from one room to the next.  The Carroll family had a few key outdoor rooms and hallways that were ready for reinvention. A couple of site challenges included making narrow side yard areas feel spacious while also screening, greening, and maintaining comfortable walking access.  Incorporating flexible design elements for future additions/changes became an important design goal for the larger, open activity spaces.  We anticipate that some of the garden areas will change when the kids get older, as they should.

Design Tools: Hand renderings & Google Sketchup & AutoCAD
Materials: Merrifield Garden Center (Plants) & Tri-State (Stone)
Installation: Hughes Landscaping