Old Virginia

This traditional Colonial property had several challenging aspects including a high deer population, a steep slope with clay soils, dense shade and heavily wooded lot. Set in a neighborhood with homes in close proximity, it was in need of privacy.

Removal of existing aggregate patios and front walkway began the process of returning this home to its traditional roots. Beautiful handmade brick red Old Virginia pavers, sand molded to replicate the period style were installed for the patios and walkway. Native hemlock trees used as a screen helped to create an intimate, private seating area on a lower patio with an open fire pit. Deer resistant plantings soften the edges around the Chilton limestone retaining walls and steps, connecting the upper dining patio with the lower patio garden room.

Additional low maintenance native perennials apply accents of brilliant color along the perimeter and walkways.

Project Highlights:

  • Period landscape design
  • Colonial – Old Virginia pavers
  • Brick Patio – brick walkway
  • Limestone steps
  • Fire Pit
  • Native trees
  • Deer resistant plants
  • Native perennials and shrubs
  • Natural screening