Our Surrey Hills backyard design challenge is the epitome of recent design – streamlined and simplistic. Considered one among our earliest of this nature and presumably nonetheless one among our most genuine.
Again in 2011 we had been commissioned by our shoppers, a beautiful household of 4, to design all areas of their backyard panorama in addition to assemble the rear and facet areas. They had been chasing a up to date backyard, in a comparatively small house that included a pool for the youngsters and a cushty space through which to entertain.
The Victorian heritage residence, with a contemporary rear extension lent itself completely to up to date out of doors residing.
To develop the facet backyard, we used ‘Tasman Gray’ granite paving, treating it in two other ways to offer contrasting finishes that every praise the opposite. The paving was laid in a clear linear format, up to date in model.
We designed and constructed uncovered mixture concrete bench seats, a contemporary distinction to the paving materials by way of color however in line with the up to date linear theme. These seats create a gathering level that may ultimately profit from the shade of the three Maple bushes as they set up.
Interspersed between the bench seats, backyard beds of superb strappy Lomandra and Mondo Grass present curiosity and permit motion all through the house.
On the rear of the property, we designed and constructed a contemporary, low profile, flat roofed pavilion housing a hearth, BBQ and sofa. An intricate laser reduce display was added to offer privateness and anticipation of what’s to come back. The pavilion stands overlooking the clear strains of the pool, and the paving from the facet has been carried via in the identical linear format.
To tie in with the linear uncovered mixture bench seats within the facet backyard, a buffed concrete function bench seat was put in within the pool space, surrounded by planting for greenery and screening. Mondo Grass planted throughout the pool paving creates curiosity and helps to melt the hardscape parts.
As is the case with most of our backyard designs, the planting palette was restrained and utilized in various repetition. On this occasion, we selected low upkeep, foliage centered species in various shades of inexperienced to fill the linear backyard beds. We selected lime inexperienced lengthy strappy Lomandra to distinction with brief strappy Mondo Grass that’s darkish inexperienced and hugs the bottom. The clipped hedges of Prunus lusitanica provide a wealthy darkish inexperienced backdrop, whereas the Lilly Pillys contribute glints of purple with new development. With the minimal backyard space accessible to us, we created the phantasm of elongating the house in the best way we laid the paving and positioned the backyard beds. Via our restrained planting and green-on-green color scheme the design performs with various proportions and depths.
We beloved each minute of making this up to date panorama design and look ahead to sharing its progress because the backyard matures.