A Grand Entry

In 2019, a local business owner purchased this exclusive home from a well-known Baltimore athlete. The outdoor appearance of the home had been neglected, and the new owner had a vision to enhance the exterior of the home and showcase the property. They hired Live Green to design and construct a grand entrance from the street to the front doors of the house. To do this, we demolished existing trees, landscapes, and hardscapes, which created new space for a formal entry that matches the scale and elegance of the home.

The design incorporates a magnificent staircase built from red brick and natural bluestone, accented by a granite cobblestone border around the upper and lower terraces. Brick pillars with carriage lights accent the walls and steps, while showcasing the home’s entrance, both day and night. Hidden drainage systems under the bluestone capture and manage stormwater runoff without altering the appearance of the terraces. Landscape elements, including a variety of boxwoods, accent the brick walls and add to the classic elegance of this Greenspring Valley property. Live Green is currently working on Phase 2 of the project: a backyard oasis to include outdoor entertaining space for the homeowners and guests, year-round.