Craftsmanship Design/Build Category


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Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments
Alexandria Townhouse

The owners of this end-unit townhouse in Old Town Alexandria wanted a backyard oasis that could also be enjoyed from the neighboring park. They wanted an exterior that had unique detailing while remaining consistent with the historic nature of the surrounding area. In the end, we were able to give the client precisely what he was looking for—an extremely detailed job that included a deck, water feature, meandering path, brick boundary and privacy walls, plantings, lighting, and storage sheds.

This Maryland family was looking to enhance their existing bluestone patio, which expanded out from their finished basement and game room. Together, we sketched out ideas for a wood-burning fireplace flanked by bench seating walls. Bluestone caps on the bench walls and hearth tie the existing bluestone patio in with the new walls and fireplace for a cohesive project that looks as if it was built at the same time. The final accent to finish off this project was the white oak mantel, which was crafted using a beam salvaged from a 120-year-old barn.