The Potomac Residence embodies the strength of a modern residential landscape that balances the two domains of natural and man-made environment. Mature Live Oak trees dapple shade and shadow on to the motor court and entry walk, creating a sense of calm as you enter the property. The entry garden is characterized by low mass plantings and large trees defining edges that allow the architecture to become the focal point. Large Cedar Elm trees obscure neighboring views, creating a sense of mystery that is not fully revealed until one arrives at the rear garden space. Linear water features bookend the central corridor of the home, linking the public and private gardens. The rear garden is partitioned into three spaces that emphasize the transition from man-made to natural elements. The highest space is comprised of an upper terrace, overlook, and water feature. Bluestone and lawn steps transition to a lawn panel, then to concrete walls and steps with lush perennial plantings that terrace down to the creek, where the plant palette diversifies and blends into nature.