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EAST FREMANTLE LANDSCAPE
Creating a landscape to complement the original
materials used in this East Fremantle abode was
imperative in the design process of this project.
e tumbled brick, timber eaves and leadlight
windows of the home's original 20th Century
facade were carefully considered. Earthy materials
such as local stone and recycled wood were used
to soften some of the design's bold statement
Sustainability was a key factor in this design.
A 7000L rain bladder was built under a deck for
garden irrigation. Local materials and recycled
timber were also used to reduce the project's
A number of soil treatments were used which
provides for a selection of native and water hardy
exotic plants. An organic vegetable garden is
located at the rear of the property. Drip irrigation
was also used wherever possible.
A definite split was also needed to create two
outdoor living zones. e first zone flows on from
the internal lounge room and consists of the
spacious deck and arbour surrounded by low walls
Feature stonework is used on opposing sides of
the space -- on one side is a water feature and the
other a screening wall, which acts as a divide to
the second zone consisting of the organic garden
and vegetable patch.
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