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Specialising in residential landscaping,
Principal Landscapes creates designs that
reflect homeowners’ lifestyles.
Director Cullen Longbottom and his team place
great importance on personally dealing with each
client and working together to create the perfect
space, on time and within budget.
The company’s small team of tradespeople has
a passion for landscape creation, which shines
through in the quality of each finished project.
When combined with the best materials, it’s
no wonder that Principal Landscapes consistently
exceeds clients’ expectations.
Working closely with the owners, Principal
Landscapes created a Balinese-inspired landscape,
consisting of several connecting spaces. The two-
metre fall from the house to the rear boundary
meant the block needed to be retained, which
facilitated the creation of these level areas.
While the yard’s focal point is the T-shaped
pool, other areas around it are both functional and
visually appealing in their own way.
Limestone steps behind the pool lead to
a screened lower lawn area, which acts as a
children’s activity area and houses a trampoline.
To the far corner of the pool, Principal
Landscapes made use of an old timber bar by
installing it under a Bali-style cabana.
Batu timber decking extends out from the
house and is level with the interior flooring.
When the bi-fold doors are open, the indoors
flow seamlessly outside, creating a relaxing space
overlooking the pool. Retractable blinds allow the
space to be closed in winter.
A pizza oven was installed into a nearby sunken
retreat and is used not only for cooking but also
to generate warmth and ambience. Framed by
‘mother-in-law’s tongue’, this area features timber
seating, timber benches and a granite benchtop.
A large stainless steel and stone-clad water
feature serves as a backdrop to the pool. In
the evening, this along with strategic lighting,
Cleveland Select ornamental pears in the
background and floating pool steppers in the
foreground make for a stunning, picture-frame
view from the home’s entry.
The use of tropical plants, including clumping
bamboo, triangle palms and Dracaena marginata,
enhance the landscape’s resort-style ambience.
Principal Landscapes landscape designers
The T-shaped pool is complemented by a
stainless steel and stone-clad water feature.
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