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Land & Water Design

Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers

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16x Best of Houzz winner
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23 years in business
VA's Modern & Intentional Outdoor Living Spaces | 16x Best of Houzz
Land and Water Design, working to create your dream outdoor living space Land & Water Design has been designing award-winning outdoor landscapes and swimming pools for more than 30 years. We have been assisting homeowners throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area creating functional, elegant outdoor living spaces. We provide planning, design, and management services and work with the best contractors in our area to build a project we can be proud of. Since 2003, Land & Water Design have been working together with homeowners to develop truly unique and distinctive outdoor living spaces. We provide planning and design services through all phases of landscape architecture to include construction oversight. We offer over 30 years of experience with transforming challenging terrain into creative design solutions. As a Landscape Architecture Design firm, our role is to work directly with you to understand your needs and expectations and turn your ideas into a comprehensive, functional plan that is uniquely suited to your home and your property’s natural attributes as well as your lifestyle and personality. Don Nesmith | Principal CEO and Founding Landscape Architect For the past forty years, Don has practiced landscape architecture in the Washington DC area. After graduating from UMass, Stockbridge School of Agriculture with a major in Landscape Construction, Don decided to further his education at the University of Georgia. In 1970 he graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, a five-year curriculum which he completed in three years. Don worked as a landscape architect for VVKR Inc, Harry Weese & Assoc., and Greenhorne & O’Mara. Don was responsible for projects involving public parks, historic restoration, and private gardens including design awards for McLean Central Park, and Sully Plantation Restoration, a joint venture with two close colleagues. Don and company now direct their design talent towards the upscale residential clientele.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Custom Bocce Ball Courts, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Natural Swimming Pools, Outdoor Lighting Design, Patio Design, Pool Landscaping, Project Management, Site Planning, Swimming Pool Design, Pool Remodeling, Swimming Pool Construction, Construction Drawings, Deck Construction, Patio Construction, Trellis Design & Construction, Pergola Design & Construction, Swimming Pool Builder, Custom Pools, Outdoor Living Design, Spa Design & Construction, Pool Deck Design & Construction

Areas Served

Aldie, Brambleton, Bull Run, Catharpin, Centreville, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Middleburg, Sterling, Sudley, The Plains, Warrenton, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chevy Chase, Waterford, Hamilton, Potomac Falls, Bethesda, Darnestown, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Great Falls, Mclean, Arlington, Clifton, McLean, Washington DC, Vienna, Alexandria, Belle Haven, Falls Church, Fort Hunt, Mantua, Tysons, Oakton, North Potomac, Annapolis


Registered Landscape Architect LCA 2016 & 2017 Grand Award Outdoor Living Area Design/Build LCA 2019 Grand Award Outdoor Living Area Design/Build LCA 2019 Award of Distinction for Craftsmanship ASLA Member

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35 Projects

Example of a large eclectic backyard concrete paver and custom-shaped natural water slide design in DC Metro

Resort Style Living- 2019 LCA Distinction Award

Warrenton, VA
Fairfax Station Luxury Estate in Virginia

Fairfax Station Luxury Estate in Virginia

Fairfax Station, VA
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Business Details

Business Name

Land & Water Design

Phone Number

(571) 758-5730


15832 MacKenzie Manor Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169

Typical Job Cost

$95000 - 1 million +

Gunite or Shotcrete pool costs $100K. Average pool, hardscape, landscape, required fencing or auto cover, design & engineering, permit fees, & yard remediation costs $350K+.

License Number

VA # 0406000110




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