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ivingscapes grew from a love of
architecture and plants, combined
with the belief that through innovative
design, site research and client
consultation, inspirational indoor and outdoor
livings spaces can be created that reflect the form
and function specific to the residents.
Principal manager Tracey Penkethman designs,
constructs and project-manages each client’s
new outdoor living space from start to finish.
Livingscapes’ design services also include 2D
plans and 3D visualisations, site survey plans and
elevations, all council approval submissions,
and electrical, lighting and reticulation plans.
The owners of this City Beach property had recently
renovated the home’s interior and wanted to create
unity between inside and out, while building
an outdoor tropical haven in which to entertain
throughout summer. The final design also needed to
be low-maintenance and contemporary in style.
With the site posing dramatic level changes
between 1.5 and 2m, the adjoining properties
had to be considered when designing the
retaining walls on the east and west boundaries.
The property undergoing the works also needed
extensive retaining, which was carried out
in such a way as to create an effective yet functional
The existing pool was given a makeover,
with the addition of a three-tiered water feature,
tiled in stone and capped with travertine. The pool
The team at Livingscapes thrives on transforming exteriors into
new living spaces as unique as its clients.
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