Orlean House
Orlean, Virginia
New owners of an historic country house in Orlean, Virginia commissioned Arentz Landscape Architects LLC to renovate the eighteen acre property. The design began with a rigorous evaluation of existing structures, vegetation, views and topography and lead to significant reinterpretation of the entire property. The relocated entry gate, new drive and auto court dramatically change the visitors' understanding of the site's structures, and ultimately provide a clear arrival sequence. The new gardens are organized around a "great lawn" with a separate room for a swimming pool. This project won a Potomac Chapter American Society of Landscape Architecture award in 2007.