This new residence and garden, in a 1960’s suburb of Baltimore County, makes use of the site’s sloping topography to create a series of terraces from the house to the swimming pool. At the upper bluestone terrace, three slightly depressed bluestone grids create shallow pools with bubbler jets. The contemporary design language of architecture and landscape are tightly integrated through a clear minimalist approach and shared use of stone and wood materials in the interior and exterior spaces.
A varied palette of plant material is arranged in formal and informal patterns as an overlay to the structure of the site’s organization. Grids of trees, shrubs, and groundcover in the front courtyard give way to an informal canopy tree arrangement over the rear terrace which is flanked by a gridded perennial garden.