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Musings

The Etlan Property

Sprawled at the base of Old Rag Mountain; rolling hills, ancient rock outcroppings, freshwater trout streams, working farmland, and a network of nature corridors make the Etlan Property extremely complex. The design team set out to conduct a site analysis in order to unpack its holistic potential.HISTORICAL CONTEXT:  1725 - Established by German settlers, formerly Herbon community  1775 - Madison Men…
CHLA
March 30, 2021
Musings

From Autumn to Winter…

As we pass from autumn to winter, the landscape rests. It is a peaceful time of waiting and preparation. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. This winter is like no other in our lifetimes. After nine months of trying to avoid a virus by living outdoors, we once again retreat…
CHLA
January 8, 2021
Musings

Living in the COVID World

As landscape architects, we often find ourselves meeting people where they are in life. We engage with a client at a precise moment in time, for better or for worse, unknowing of the challenges or triumphs that have beset each of us. This past year, we found the art of listening to be more valuable than the gift of gab.…
CHLA
January 5, 2021
Articles

Outside Homes: An Artist’s Eye, A Castle’s Brook

One of Teresa Fishbeck’s 16” x 20” oil paintings on canvas, “Almost Home,” depicts a woman in a long white, flowing dress cinched at the waist, carrying flowers in one hand while whisking across a stone-paved bridge at sunset to a castle-like abode... Read More at Washington Life
CHLA
October 19, 2020
Articles

Slate House Featured in Dwell

When Marlene and E. Dale Adkins’s home of 22 years, a 1960s ranch house in Greenspring Valley, Maryland, was lost in a fire in 2013, the couple vowed to rebuild. Read on: https://www.dwell.com/article/baltimore-owings-mills-maryland-residential-architect-ziger-snead-burnt-wood-siding-corten-steel-shou-sugi-ban-fe0d5d78/cover
CHLA
August 5, 2019
Articles

CHLA Featured in Annapolis Home Magazine

This landscape by Campion Hruby Landscape Architects was part of the renovation of a mid-century modern house by KUBE Architecture. Campion Hruby designed the fountain to add more drama to the already strong modernist connections with the garden. The water provides a visual connection outside, and the stepping stone path is a bridge to the garden. Read more: http://www.annapolishomemag.com/untroubled-waters/
CHLA
July 5, 2019
Articles

Reflections on a Plot of Land – Annapolis Home Magazine

In my last article, we discussed ways to pause and admire the nature that surrounds our homes. I have to admit that it really didn’t happen for me until very recently, after the rains and clouds gave way to a normal summer day on the Chesapeake Bay. With heat, humidity, reflecting sun, and the sounds of cicadas buzzing. I hit…
CHLA
July 5, 2018
Articles

Sunset Transformation – Annapolis Home Magazine

Architect Scarlett Breeding of Alt Breeding Associates and Raymond Gauthier of Lynbrook of Annapolis have professions that demand visual perfection. However, the success of each project depends on what is invisible: details. It is not an understatement to say that Breeding and Gauthier are obsessed with them. Read on.. .http://www.annapolishomemag.com/sunset-transformation-on-harness-creek/
CHLA
July 5, 2018
Articles

Overlook Road Garden Featured in the Washington Post

Yves Balcer and his family spent two years living in this 1954 house in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington before he came to the conclusion it needed to be updated. After discussing the project with several architects, he initially planned to tear it down and build an entirely new house. The economic downturn tabled those plans. Read more…
CHLA
December 19, 2014
Articles

Brandywine House Featured on Archdaily

Designed to respect both the scale of neighboring houses and the rhythm of the streetscape, the project aligns with adjacent houses while retaining the vast majority of mature trees and green space located between the street and the house.  Materials composing the exterior, which include stone, wood, and stucco, evoke traditional materials found throughout the neighborhood.  The house appears relatively…
CHLA
December 12, 2014