|After recently purchasing this historic row home in downtown Frederick the clients had already renovated much of the interior. They next turned their attention to an underutilized rear yard that was long, narrow and simply functioned as a pass through space between their garage and residence. The objective of the landscape design was to create pockets of interest in the rear yard that would provide destination places to enjoy spending time their backyard. Because of the historic nature of the property and the existence of mature vegetation the intent of the design was to imply that the improvements had been there for awhile. To accomplish this we meshed various hardscape materials together and incorporated a stone ruin structure. Opposite is a sitting area surrounded by a stone seat wall which provides for a relaxing location to enjoy the soothing sound of the water feature.