living — 2006 —  Chevy Chase, Maryland

Kenwood Residence

The ‘new-old house’ was carefully sited among existing mature trees to  make the house and garden feel older than their construction date.

A distinctive feature of the garden is a perimeter brick wall. Privacy was an important aspect of the program, due to the wedge-shaped property and streets along both the front and back of the house.

The combination of a brick wall, with plantings on both sides, creates a soft, green, tranquil scene from the principle rooms of the house.

The rectangular lawn becomes the focal point, with small garden rooms in three directions.

Two lion sculptures by Antonio Canova animate the pool area. Each lion is in a different pose. This level of detail is continued in the ironwork of the arbor above the terrace and the lantern above the gate.

Photos by Victoria Cooper

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Type

Living

Project Architect

Jones & Boer

General Contractor

Gibson & Associates

Primary Material Palette

brick, bluestone, fieldstone, boxwood                                          

Award

Merit Award, Builder’s Choice, 2005

Location

Chevy Chase, Maryland