Outdoor Illumination in the News

Beautiful Bethesda Residence

Bethesda Residence

A contemporary nestled in the woods…a secret poolscape…mature Crape Myrtle trees framing the patio walking straight out from French doors…this natural setting is enhanced with subtle illumination that is designed to mirror the site.

High Intensity Discharge fixtures were carefully installed in large hardwoods to create a natural moonlight effect – 365 nights per year. Lines needed to be installed in conduit at depths of 18 inches and conventional trenching would jeopardize fragile root masses of the giant tree canopy. In association with The Care of Trees, air spading was employed to preserve tree roots.

The black bottom pool created dramatic reflections of illumination on Crape Myrtle trees. These trees were up lit, and compact bullets were carefully installed in the trees to create illumination on the walkway, beds and ground plane below. Combining the up and down lighting minimized hot spots that could have been created by the downlights being absorbed by leaf canopies.

French doors walk out onto the generous patio with seating and dining areas. Illuminating Crape Myrtle trees framing this space created a welcoming "outdoor room" effect, and avoided employing floods or other glare producing illumination of the space.

From the natural setting in the front to the more formal spaces in the rear, the property is as inviting at night as it is during the day!

Design and custom installation of outdoor lighting