Pools & Ponds

We designed and installed new waterfalls and landscaping for this existing free-form swimming pool in Culpeper, Virginia.

What was once a flat grass backyard in Centreville became a large pond full of happy, playful fish. A rocky stream flows in at one end, while a dramatic four foot high waterfall crashes into the pond at the other end, drowning out road noise and creating a backyard oasis.

A 16’x40’ swimming pool is the heart of this Fredericksburg landscape installation. A granite-faced wall spills three waterfalls into the pool, creating a dramatic and beautiful focal point.


A liability – a steep slope right outside the house – became an asset in this Bethesda water feature. We used the hillside to create the appearance of a pool filled by a mountain spring, working around many of the client’s existing plants.


Why should a Culpeper outdoor kitchen design be boring? For this winery client I was tasked with creating a space that would serve as both an outdoor kitchen and a tasting bar. The streambed running through the middle of the tasting bar is a one-of-a-kind touch that all the visitors love. You can see it for yourself at Old House Vineyards in Culpeper, VA.

contemporary water feature fairfax va

For this Fairfax County VA water feature, the homeowner wanted the sound of water in a contemporary setting. Since the patios and wall caps were light colored travertine marble, we carried that through to the water feature. Water bubbles up from a carved granite millstone, then flows down a concrete rill. In the photo above, you can just see the LED lights lining the rill.

At night, the color changing LEDs can create an amazing light show, controlled via a tiny remote control!


Sometimes simple is what works. These Reston landscape design clients wanted a clean, elegant water feature to be a focal point from both the patio, and through the large windows at the rear of the home. A sheet of water flows cleanly down the face of the polished granite slab, the gentle splashing creating a soothing oasis in town.

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