2021 Professional Awards
of the Potomac Chapter ASLA

North Point River Garden

Loch Collective

The jurors enjoyed the formal aspects and irregular balance of the garden, which blends geometric simplicity with a naturalized expression.

Merit Award in Residential Design Awards

The clients’ home was previously a farm cottage on two-acres near the Tred Avon River in St. Michaels, Maryland. They envisioned a family gathering spot for children and grandchildren, who are all spread across the country. Their new modern home is set amidst a natural and sustainable landscape that provides plenty of opportunities and space to gather their family and friends.

The waterfront terrace provides a soaking pool, firepit, sauna, and dining room, all looking out across the river.

The drive terminates in an ellipse that was reformed from the previous traditional circular entry court. 

Soil was mounded to a 5-foot height to obscure the view of the home courtyard upon arrival.  A path through the ellipse was cut out with a corten steel retaining wall.

And a gapped corten wall encloses a lawn courtyard, one of many successful spaces that connect the home with the land.

Project Team

Landscape Architect:
Loch Collective

Martins Grehl Architects

Landscape Contractor:
Solidago Landscaping

Congratulations to Loch Collective.

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