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Award Winning Custom Pool in Alexandria, VA

Project Description

When our clients contacted us to transform their Alexandria residence into a luxury landscape, the property was steeply sloped and heavily wooded with very limited building envelope due to a conservation easement. Our landscape designers were able to overcome these challenges, creating a custom landscape design our clients love.

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An Award-Winning Alexandria Landscape

We began the Alexandria landscape project by designing a free form pool to serve as the focal point to the design. Other elements include:

Are you looking to define your home with design elements like the free form pool and dining patio we used here? Whether you have a definite vision like our clients in Alexandria or need help coming up with design ideas, we can help. Contact us today for a landscape design in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC.

The Free Form Custom Pool

We installed the free form pool to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding environment. The pool design includes a vanishing edge that creates a dramatic visual element and absorbs the steep grade change in order to remain within the building restriction line. Large boulders along the poolside coping create a natural outcropping appearance. We also included a spa in the lower level lanai seating area with a waterfall spilling over into the free form pool.

Our clients could not be happier with the free form pool, lush landscape plantings, and expertly crafted stonework that make up this Alexandria landscape! If you want a free form pool design complete with water features in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, contact Botanical Decorators today!

Project Challenges

Our main challenge with the Alexandria landscape design was the 14 foot grade change from the front yard to the backyard. Access into the site proved equally daunting, requiring our crews to work from the back of the landscape to the front.

The building set back lines and the forest conservation limitations required creative design solutions in order to meet the clients’ requests. Overall, this Alexandria residence project ranks among the most difficult and challenging that we have had the opportunity to work on. Challenges always make us stronger and this is evident by the awards on both a regional and national level that we received for this project. Browse through our portfolio archive to see other projects that have been recognized in the DC Metropolitan Area.

Pool Landscaping in Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA) & Washington, D.C.

For this project, our landscape design team created an outdoor retreat defined by a free form pool, water features, a dining patio, and more, despite the issues we faced along the way. Whether you want to incorporate new design elements into your Alexandria landscape, or need help with a project in another part of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, we can provide you with the perfect design for your space.

Call us at 301-948-6625301-948-6625 to make the most of your outdoor area!


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