Cheryl Corson Design L.L.C.

"The rain garden drains and back [permeable] patio...amazing...text book success. I would have been so dismayed if it didn't work. I had my doubts. It rained really hard, for days, but the only place water pooled was in the rain garden!"

LC, client

PROJECTS

Residential

Multi-family

Spaces for Kids

Public Spaces

Historic Brookefield

  • New walkway, steps, iron railings, trees, and lights, complement the building's Georgian facade.

  • Limestone stair treads with custom iron railings and boot-scrape detail

  • The proportion of step risers and treads make it easy and pleasant to walk up and down.

  • Keeping the area closest to the house simple emphasizes the building's stately proportions.

  • Limestone and brick circle marks walkway node and relates to the building's materials.

  • This GeoBlock supports the turf patio but is invisible when installed.

  • Completed GeoBlock turf patio with limestone border. It is firm, yet allows water to drain.

  • Plastic area wells were replaced with masonry and custom grates designed by the client.

  • This 400 s.f. rain garden easily handles building runoff and changes through the seasons.

  • Asters blooming in the rain garden during its first season

  • New walkway, steps, iron railings, trees, and lights, complement the building's Georgian facade.

  • Limestone stair treads with custom iron railings and boot-scrape detail

  • The proportion of step risers and treads make it easy and pleasant to walk up and down.

  • Keeping the area closest to the house simple emphasizes the building's stately proportions.

  • Limestone and brick circle marks walkway node and relates to the building's materials.

  • This GeoBlock supports the turf patio but is invisible when installed.

  • Completed GeoBlock turf patio with limestone border. It is firm, yet allows water to drain.

  • Plastic area wells were replaced with masonry and custom grates designed by the client.

  • This 400 s.f. rain garden easily handles building runoff and changes through the seasons.

  • Asters blooming in the rain garden during its first season

Set atop the highest hill in Croom in rural Prince George's County, Brookefield is listed on the County's Historic Register for its significance as home to prominent 18th, 19th, and 20th century families. The original 2,000 acre tract was patented to Thomas Brooks in 1676. Brookefield's owners contracted with Cheryl Corson Design to restore a landscape in keeping with the historic character. While doing so, Cheryl introduced modern stormwater best management practices such as rain gardens, permeable paving, and a grass lawn supported by GeoBlock below. In addition, the front steps were redesigned and completely rebuilt by Deep Roots Landscape Company, landscape contractors and masons.


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