A new landscape and drive entry designed around a renovated and expanded residence in the Woodbrook area of Baltimore County. An existing sloped front yard and a driveway that used to arrive at the garage end of the house have been transformed into a curving drive approach to the front door with expanded parking beyond. Using soil excavated from the building expansion to limit the amount of soil being hauled off-site, a front lawn for games and activities was terraced above the driveway and sculpted into the adjacent hillside while preserving the surrounding large trees.
New plantings direct the eye towards the front door while screening the back door and parking area. The hardscape design reinforces the front walk from the back walk, and a set of lawn steps functionally and visually connects the house out to the terraced front lawn. The rear garden was redesigned to create a more attractive pool deck, a larger play area, and improved screening.
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