Our clients briefed us to create an inviting garden where it felt that the inside and outside of the house were interacting. Amongst their requirements:
a main outdoor living space that could accommodate outdoor dining and entertaining;
a firepit to gather around;
screening and softening of the site boundaries; and
a loose, casual feel to the planting, with bird-attracting species, edibles integrated with the ornamental planting, and species that reflected seasonal change.
During the research phase we discovered an old newspaper article who's author had made the long trek from the city to our suburb (about a fifteen minute drive these days!), and urged readers to explore the "wealth of natural beauty" on offer.
When combined with the site qualities and our brief, this all combined to inspire our initial concept. The concept was refined and developed with input from our clients - you can read about this process in more detail on our blog.
Landscape construction will start soon and be completed by the end of this year.
Architect: Husband Architects
Builder: RAM Constructions (Qld)