N Street NW, DC 2018-03-20T16:09:04+00:00

Project Description

N Street NW
Washington, DC

Creating gardens for residents of the historic Washington, DC, neighborhood of Georgetown has long been an OvS specialty. Water is the defining feature of this garden on N Street NW. With less than 1500 square feet of space to design, a raised lily pond and 45-foot lap pool make up a third of the entire garden. The pool is connected to the lily pond by a copper bowl that re-circulates pool water, giving the illusion of water flowing from pond to pool. Every detail of a small garden must withstand close scrutiny. In this case, the fine craftsmanship of the sculptural fountain provides additional visual pleasure.

A multi-level Pennsylvania bluestone terrace balances the water features. Clusters of Hakonechola macra ‘Aureola’; Bear’s-breeches; and Hardy Canna enhance the view from the house. A garden shed in the far corner of the garden was retained, creating an illusion of distant space in this small setting.

Team:
JGK Structural Engineers; Structural Engineer
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