living — 2010 — Washington, DC

Cathedral Heights Residence

An outdoor corridor and living space work together to create layers of privacy in an urban oasis.

The design took the form of an urban jewel box – with the more publically visible areas remaining relatively untouched to blend with the surrounding townhouses, and the interior garden ‘wrapped’ in a rich combination of mahogany and evergreen hedges. 

Moody Graham selected sustainable mahogany paneling, evergreens, purple-black perennials, and reflective accents to screen the existing structure, provide a backdrop for indoor activities, and create enchanting focal points.

Because of the premium on space, each element serves multiple functions: the bench at the main entrance lifts to reveal storage, the raised planting bed acts as a seat wall, and the offset mahogany screens at the foyer define the space, provide privacy, and reveal a glimpse of the private garden.


Photos by Allen Russ

Cathedral Heights Garden_Plan+Elevation
Type

Living

Landscape Contractors

Quarry Aquatics, Evergro Landscaping

Award

2009 Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Maryland Chapter 

Primary Material Palette

bluestone, brick, mahogany, and holly             

                         

Time Span

2009 - 2010

Location

Washington, DC (Cathedral Heights)

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Washington, DC 20002
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