Which landscape is your style?
Houzz Polls
June 5, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Get outside and vote! In which DC Landscape would you like to spend a late spring afternoon?

VOTE and let us know what you like about it!
by Plusen Landscape Architects
by Anthony Cusat
by Wheat's Landscape
by Cathy Carr, APLD
by Brown Davis Interiors, Inc.
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Mona Ives
Anthony Cusat did a great mix between contemporary clean lines and lush greenery that creates a cozy place to be. I also love the pool. While I do like Brown Davis it's not really a place to sit, it's a gorgeous staircase...
June 5, 2012 at 3:31pm   
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Marie Meko, Allied ASID
This was the hardest poll for me to vote on because every design was flawless! It really becomes a matter of life style and personal choice. I voted Wheats landscape because I would love looking at that in any season and that is important if you live in Minnesota where I currently reside.
Marie Meko
June 5, 2012 at 4:15pm     
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I love the zen quality of the Brown Davis space (what would you call that?), but I want that black urn in Cusat and the lush garden of Plusan (plus a live-in gardener to take care of it!)
June 5, 2012 at 4:40pm   
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I would have to say the Plusen landscape design. And most definitely not the Wheat's landscape design... Jes sayin'...
June 5, 2012 at 4:49pm     
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Plusen Landscape has my vote. All the designs were lovely, this one just seems a little less manicured and wild...I like that!
June 5, 2012 at 6:00pm   
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Definitely the Anthony Cusat clean and peaceful. The Plusen Landscape Architects clearly do not have to clean ALL those leaves from the trees out of that pool.....LOL
June 5, 2012 at 6:05pm   
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I chose Plusen. I love the natural flowing curvature, the scale of the trees compared to the other small trees and shrubs. Of course I love the sunny pool and the hot tub too. I like having the multiple seating areas on different levels. I would be very relaxed there. It would be great for a party too. Totally love it.
June 5, 2012 at 8:15pm   
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All the gardens are beautiful! I like the open green space that Plusen Landscape Architects incorporated into the garden.
June 5, 2012 at 8:42pm   
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Anthony Cusat... beautiful.
June 5, 2012 at 8:56pm   
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Hi mmjmurphy! I doubt that Anthony Cusat trims the shrubs and hedges, weeds the flower beds, mows the lawns and...could we vote for a rock and cacti garden instead? LOL!
June 5, 2012 at 9:11pm   
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
I voted for Wheat's. I've always loved formal, French inspired gardens. They smell so good.
June 5, 2012 at 10:04pm   
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Hi Jamieson They may not pull weeds but their name has Landscape Architects in it
... architects are agents of both form and Function. The form... flawless the function...not so much LOL
June 5, 2012 at 10:36pm     
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Judy Nini
Tough choice between Plusen Landscapes and Cathy Carr. Both look like landcscapes that you could have great conversations and food and memories on.
June 6, 2012 at 2:49am     
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When looking through arbor at gate the arbor look to big, but it's the gate that's too small. It stop your eye from going through gate and looking at a nice green lawn where I dream of smell of a fresh cut lawn
June 6, 2012 at 3:13am     
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I love the casual inviting atmosphere of the Plusen landscape. Informal, welcoming, and not stuffy - this is how I live.
June 6, 2012 at 5:17am   
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Anthony Cusat design would be my choice with it's promise of more than what you can immediately see. The design leads quite naturally from a modern, almost austere, setting to a contrasting landscape that could be beckoning you down around the bend to a secret garden.
June 6, 2012 at 5:27am   
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Kathy Harris
My vote is for Cathy Carr, Cozy for when you want to be alone yet the patio is large enough to have family & friends over. The landscape is "all natural" yet contained with in the patio area. Looks very easy to maintain. No gardner required!
June 6, 2012 at 5:34am     
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It really depends on the style of your home, but my personal choice would be "Anthony Cusat " which fits right between contemporary and traditional but still feels warm through the use of different textures and colors.
June 6, 2012 at 5:54am   
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Translates most easily to a DC aa townhouse
June 6, 2012 at 5:54am   
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proactive design group
I voted for the cusat because i prefer that landscaping the most but i was very persuaded to vote for the wheat place because the architecture is so beautiful.
June 6, 2012 at 7:00am   
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I voted for Cusat though I did not like the tile that he used, I really liked the design and the pool. I would have done bluestone or something simpler. I have a very mid century modern home and this design would compliment it. I liked most of the other designs as well.
June 6, 2012 at 7:05am   
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Emily Hurley
It's funny because I haven't really thought about what kind of landscape I really like, but it became apparent pretty quickly after looking at the different styles. I went Plusen.
June 6, 2012 at 9:29am   
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Pat Manning-Hanson, ASID
I would prefer to spend the afternoon in Cathy Carr's landscape because of the more intimate scale of the out door "room" that has been created. It feels enclosed, yet there is a beconing trellis and gate that draw you out of the space to explore other "rooms". It would be a great space to enjoy alone or with family and friends.
June 6, 2012 at 9:38am     
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I Love the lovely contain freestyle of the garden, with privacy for family and gathering.
June 6, 2012 at 9:39am   
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P.L. A. get my vote with the woods around pool. I want to have a nude party & play.
June 6, 2012 at 1:12pm   
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Oh my! Each one has its own appeal - i love every one of these designs and would enjoy sitting out at a different one each day! Formal, chic, casual - love 'em all!
June 10, 2012 at 4:46am   
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Plusen Landscape Architects got my vote because it offers a varieties of different relaxation, either by sitting at the table, by the pool, or just laying on the grass in the open space and still offers enough privacy to do all of the above. When I'm outdoor relaxing, the wide open space actually makes me uncomfortable and feeling exposed.
June 11, 2012 at 3:46pm   
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I liked Plusen Landscape best. I prefer a comfy cozy atmosphere and it seemed to accommodate that kind of feeling. I agree with cyclee that wide open spaces, although pretty to look at, do not evoke a feeling of hospitality.
June 12, 2012 at 8:16am     
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I voted for Cathy Carr's Landscape, I liked the first one too but Cathy's was more functional, practical, easy to manage, not too big, relaxing, and also great for outdoor family/guest dinners outside. Easy accessible from porch as well makes a big difference.
June 13, 2012 at 11:14am   
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Anina Salerno_Aita
I agree with momof5x. Cathy's design looked completely relaxing and seemed more homelike to me. They were each beautiful, but hers is what I would like my home to be--welcoming instead of "dressed to impress",
October 19, 2012 at 9:41am   
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Pat Manning-Hanson, ASID
Hi , I hadn't even thought about the accessibility from the house, but I agree with momof5x that the easy access from the porch and the patio doors adds to the usability and welcoming ( per Anina)qualities of the space.
October 19, 2012 at 10:05am   
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Keerthi Naidu
I'll vote for any landscape with a pool, but I had to go for the one by Plusen Landscape Architects. It just looks like the perfect place to have family and friends over!
October 19, 2012 at 10:12am   
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Cusat's design has it all. Art and "nature's math" at it's best.
October 19, 2012 at 1:44pm   
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