" Jane Luce is the first landscape designer I have met who has both the artistic eye and knowledge of plants and stonework to help me bring my Garden of Eden to fruition.

       

              Jane has helped me design and install a Japanese hillside garden with a 40 foot rock river, a spa with a waterfall surrounded by a rock garden, an outdoor kitchen design including all counter and appliance specifications, a large vegetable garden with rock walls, and the plantings of several large beds around Koi ponds and a conifer garden.

              Her ability to quickly produce 3D pen & ink sketches to scale
or photo-shop actual trees/plants or whole outdoor rooms onto an actual picture of my backyard takes all the risk out of making sure you get what you want.


              Her formal art education and ability also provides an excellent eye for integrating color, texture, and architectural form throughout the landscape design. She is the best choice for anyone who is looking to install an extraordinary sanctuary at their home. 


           She is easy to work with, has great attention to detail, and will see every phase through from conceptual design to project completion.

               There is no reason to go anywhere else
for exceptional and unique landscape design
as well as quality customer service."
                                                             

                                             M. O’Kane    Great Falls, VA

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               TRANSFORMING AN EXISTING POOL

                         BY ADDING AN BEAUTIFULLY  LANDSCAPED  WATERFALL &  SPA  


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                                        A Transformation Beyond our Dreams !   

           

                                                                   We live on a beautiful wooded knoll, high

                                                above a watershed creek winding it's way to the     

                                               Potomac  River.  It is a gorgeous home site, but we had

       very little space  to entertain or hang out outdoors comfortably,  so we hired Jane Luce, as

       our designer, to help us create the outdoor living space we wanted, ....   without losing any

       of the wonderful wild  beauty  that  attracted us to live here.   

           We loved working with Jane, because she has wonderful artistic vision grounded with her

      long practical experience from 15 years of project installations. Since she has such a deep

      passion and commitment to her work, she constantly exceeded our expectations every step

      of the way... from the design  process, all the way through the big dramatic install.  Coming

      home each day, it was exciting to see the project progress and the landscape literally

      changing before our eyes.  Then it all came together so beautifully in the end with all of

      Jane's inspiration, passion  and dedication to bring it to life


           In fact, with our beautiful waterfall and stone terracing we have created the perfect

      habitat for us and all our favorite creatures too  as attested to by the greater diversity of 

      wild creatures that now live  here with us.  And we get to enjoy them much more "up close

      and personal " now.   There  are  more  birds, butterflies, dragonflies, blue  tailed skinks,

      tadpoles,  and  frogs.... 

                          

                                        It's a  real   ' You build it, they will come '  story ....


           

             

     Our home is literally humming with life now,

                  ..... theirs and ours ....  

                              and we  absolutely love it! "
              

                                                      J. & B. Harris  Potomac,  MD


                                 


     "   Jane  is  a  creative  force....

               who listens well and draws on her skills

     as an accomplished artist and  designer  to  help 

                         her  clients  realize  their  dreams. 


        Her patience and persistence leaves no detail unattended,

  resulting in the kind of personalized product that is distinctive 

       and  appropriate to the setting. 


            We continue to get many compliments on her design

   for the landscape & entrance to our new home.    

                  We are pleased  to have been  one of her clients

                        ....... and have highly recommended her to others."
                               

                                           Scott & Elyse, Bethesda, MD

 

     

             EXAMPLES OF  PRELIMINARY "PHOTO  SKETCHES" 

                        OF DESIGN CONCEPTS:  

                             

                    



      

       THE PROCESS:























 

      

              EXAMPLES  OF  HAND DRAWN DESIGN SEQUENCE IN PROCESS:

               

                                                      A FRONT ENTRY  FOR A NEW CONTEMPORARY HOUSE


Before Photos


                           A  COMPLETE  DESIGN  &  BUILD  SEQUENCE  :


                                        CREATING A WOODLAND SANCTUARY:  

                                      



              TURNING A BRAND NEW BACKYARD  INTO A  BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL SCENE

                                    WITH STONE SLAB STEPS LEADING DOWN TO  A  LOWER  PATIO     

                       

     

      1st  AGREEING ON A DIRECTION

  • WE WALK THROUGH YOUR SPACE TOGETHER  and you tell me what you are happy with and what you would like to improve
  • WE DISCUSS HOW TO BEST ACHIEVE THIS, both structurally and aesthetically
  • WE AGREE ON THE SCOPE OF PROJECT, the basic budget range and how this might be phased in over time
  • WE AGREE ON A DESIGN RETAINER FEE that will start the process and cover my time to develop the design.


  
  2nd  THE DESIGN PROCESS

  • SITE DIMENSIONS AND ELEVATIONS ARE MEASURED, property plats, property lines and any county ordinances or restrictions researched
  • ALL STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES ARE ASSESSED
  • I HELP YOU VISUALIZE THE DESIGN WE ARE DISCUSSING with free hand sketches diagrams and Photo Sketches right on existing site photos                                                          to help you visualize what we are talking about and we will keep tweaking this until we arrive at the best possible design solution
  • WE AGREE ON THE BEST DESIGN DIRECTION


  3rd   SEEING IT THROUGH TO COMPLETION


  • PRELIMINARY LANDSCAPE DESIGNS & WORKING DIAGRAMS ARE GENERATED to show you the exact layout of the design within their property
  • ONCE  APPROVED, A FINAL FULL SCALE DESIGN  IS COMPLETED, and again approved  before these are sent out for contractors to bid on
  • I HAVE A TEAM OF ARTISAN LEVEL CONTRACTORS WHO I TRUST TO TURN MY DESIGNS INTO REALITY, We can get bids from these and any other contractors you would like to have give competitive bids
  • THE BEST CONTRACTOR  IS CHOSEN, A CONTRACT IS SIGNED AND A PROPOSED  INSTALLATION DATE IS AGREED UPON
  • I  STAY VERY INVOLVED IN THE INSTALLATION PROCESS  to keep the sequences moving smoothly, to maintain the aesthetic integrity of the design and the high level craftsmanship and to guide any final tweaking or 'in the field' adjustments that will allow us to achieve the best possible final results.




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