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“I found working with Lora to be an easy and enjoyable process. We are delighted with the end result!”

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“Lora’s knowledge of plants, trees and shrubs was impressive. She understood what I wanted and created a plan. Lora created what two previous contractors had not been able to do.”

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“What I love most about our new design is how it flows with the land, it feels as if it has always been here.”

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Historic Church Hill Richmond Build – Part 2

This is part 2, of this Historic Church Hill, Richmond, Va project build, check out part 1 here. Now that the fence, and two custom structures are in place, the grading of the site can continue and the hardscaping can start! As the property is on a small slope I...

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Historic Church Hill Richmond Build – Part 1

Here is the Before! This is a typical Church Hill, Richmond,VA, Back Yard. Twenty Eight feet wide by 150 feet long, which includes the footprint of the home!! Right after you walk out the back door, you couldn't walk directly out the back door, you had to walk down...

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Building a “She Shed” Part 1 of 2

When we purchased our property I was deeply curious about the history behind the three cinderblock walls and concrete pad that had fallen into disrepair. Here is the story as I know it. Many years ago, a woman named Jessie and her sister decided to start a chinchilla...

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Working with ‘Typical Contractors’

We are done. The job is complete. It’s exactly what the contract stated we would do. Who’s heard this before from a contractor?   Over the past 16 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of contractors, male and female on residential and commercial design/build outdoor...

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From Mature Builder Basic to Welcoming French Provincial

As often happens, my clients renovate both inside and outside their homes. In this case the homeowners had just finished their extensive remodel and wanted old world touches added to their home to flow through to the outside as well. Here is what the home looked like...

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Smart homes: Tech You Don’t Need To Speak To

I have gone on multiple consultations where (typically) the male partner has set up Alexa to control the lights and it often fails when a female voice asks Alexa to turn on the lights. Multiple asks and yet no lights turn on. Have you had this experience? To preface,...

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