Located off Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, this charming home had a dated and unattractive landscape leading down to the lake. The renovation included ripping up and reusing some of the natural Pennsylvania Bluestone in the existing walkway and adding natural stone steppers. Stone boulders were brought into the landscape and "planted" to give the sloping yard some retaining action without building a full wall. The new materials were relaid in a gentle curve to the lake, with some small side pathways to the beach area. The entire back yard was regraded to channel water to the water basins installed, along with more natural looking swales. Plantings included shade-loving false yews, highbush blueberries, native sweetspire and the eye-catching 'Bloodtwig' dogwood along with other woodland perennials.