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Running Cedar

Orlean, Virginia


A new house, guest house/garage, gardens and pool are sited in a clearing, carved out of dense woods overlooking the headwaters of the Rappahannock River.  Two cardinal axes organize the site plan: the two buildings align from south to north, sharing and straddling a stone garden wall that acts as a spine separating the formal garden spaces that proceed from east to west.  The intersection of these axes, and the overlap of interior and exterior spaces arrayed along them, comprise the focal point of this man-made place in a very natural setting.  Appropriately, it is the full time residence of the projectís landscape architect, Richard Arentz.

Designed in collaboration with Arentz Landscape Architects and Solis Betancourt.  Photography by Roger Foley
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