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the design, linking the variety of hard and soft
landscapes and creating functional areas.
As with many projects, this design presented
several challenges, including the linking of the
pool, cabana and sunken area. The solution was
an angular timber boardwalk, which seamlessly
joins all elements.
High-quality tradesmanship and meticulous
attention to detail helped to execute precise
measuring and create a strong interrelation
between the garden’s different aspects.
To complement the quality of the building,
only the highest quality materials were used.
In the alfresco area, batu timber decking runs
through the middle of exposed aggregate concrete,
giving the impression that it is floating above
both the concrete and the edge of the pool.
The steel angle pool fence was custom made
and a minimalist water feature creates a point of
interest. In the rear of the garden, limestone steps
lead down to turf and a bench seat.
Plant selection includes golden cane palms at
the rear of the alfresco area, while Chinese tallow
trees, Viurnum odurtissium and Trachelospernum
jasminiodes are also featured.
Mature transplant frangipanis, Dracaena
marginata and yuccas are planted poolside,
while large olive trees are underplanted with
The front garden complements the rear through
the use of exposed concrete and granite cobble
panels. A batu timber deck with red steel strips
and cobble lines flows through to the garden
opposite, which consists of Festucas in pea gravel.
Limestone steps lead down to a turfed area, which features a bench seat (bottom right) that’s ideal for relaxing.
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