Residential Landscape Design

J Duggan & Associates has a passion for residential and estate design.

We have performed design/build services, and managed the installation of hundreds of residential projects in the Metro DC region–particularly in Loudoun, Frederick, Fauquier, and Warren Counties of Virginia.

We stay small, human and flexible, so that our principal, J. Duggan, stays personally involved with your residential landscape design project.

Our Residential Landscape Architecture Experience

Our projects have ranged from simple entryways for a few thousand dollars, to the master planning and installation of major estates with project costs well in excess of six figures.

Our experience includes plantings, lighting, decks, terraces, patios, pools, water features, walls, and grading using a number of different methods including carpentry, masonry, etc.

We know what does and doesn’t work. We are able to offer residential landscape architecture that not only enhances your home and lifestyle, but fits your budget too.

We providing design solutions for your property that maximize its potential according to its unique characteristics, and your needs.

Why pay for a design/consultation when I can get one ‘free’ or cheaper from a design/build firm?

Many contractors ‘bundle’ a design consultation as part of your construction package, or offer it for free. But remember; nothing is free.

No matter how qualified they may be, if you are not paying for the design, then your ‘design’ is used to sell their construction service.

No ill will is intended, but their goals’ may not be the same as yours. If they find patios or decks profitable this time of year, they will encourage you to get them.

You also have to consider who is actually doing the design. 

What are their qualifications and experience? Many assume the designer must be qualified if the company has been around for a while. Not necessarily. Investigate the designer who will be advising you!

They may not charge you up front for design  services, but they will include the fees in the final construction costs. Office overhead and marketing costs etc all have to be covered. You may not see the cost as a line item, but it’s there!

Naturally, “designer/salesmen” have to be paid for their time. Any reputable firm has to cover all items relating to a project.

You just don’t see it immediately. You will pay for it later.

Skip the drama.

Hire a professional, experienced architect ready to explore your vision, detail your dream, and enhance your landscape with excellence and precision.

Enjoy a leaner budget, and give the contractors exactly what they need; custom designs that eliminate the guesswork, plan for the future, and maximise your property’s potential.

What Sets Our Residential Landscape Design Firm Apart?

1. We value honesty.

No matter the size of your project, we know you need to trust your landscape architect. We create every design with you from scratch – without any hidden fees.

2. We listen to you.

Nothing is more frustrating than designers who won’t pay attention to you. No one knows your needs or has more experience with the property than you. Our process ensures that you are included in all stages of design.

3. Our network.

After more than thirty years of projects, we’ve had ample time to learn which professionals are really professional. After we implement a design process that puts you first, we can then use our network to build the best team to implement the solution.

A Selection of Residential Clients

  • Barnhart Residence – Markham, VA
  • Bassam residence – Manassas, VA
  • Bavely Estate – Romney, W. VA
  • Bedell Residence – Clifton, VA
  • ‘Bunky’ Woods Residence – Warren County, VA
  • Costello Residence – Front Royal, VA
  • Cuddeback Estate – Warren County, VA
  • Dennick Residence-Lake Frederick
  • DeVogel residence – Warren County, VA
  • Duck Meadows Farm – Potomac, MD
  • Estaveo Farm-Boyce, VA
  • Foster Residence-Middleburg, VA
  • Kahn Residence – Ashburn, VA
  • Kline Residence-Prince William County VA
  • Lee-Blake Residence – Rappahannock County VA
  • Mayo Residence – Berryville, VA
  • Moyer Residence-Paris VA
  • Patton Residence – Winchester VA
  • Pickerall Residence-Lake Frederick
  • Piedmont House – Purcellville, VA
  • Reynolds Residence-Winchester, VA
  • Roberts Residence-Lake Frederick
  • Roble Residence – Winchester, VA
  • Ruhl Farm – Shenandoah, VA
  • Sayadian Residence – Reston, VA
  • Schuchman Residence
  • Purcellville Residence
  • Siebel Residence – Winchester, VA
  • Sluss Residence – Winchester, VA
  • Traczyk Residence – Lake Holiday, VA
  • Truban Residence – Winchester, VA
  • Whetzel Residence – Winchester, VA
  • Whittaker Farm – Warren County, VA
  • West Residence-Purcellville, VA
  • Yazdani Residence-Potomac MD

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