‘Bold’ was the key phrase for this coastal property. The owners, a busy couple with a rapidly growing business as well as a popular accommodation wing, were all about impact when it came to creating a landscape to compliment their architecturally redesigned home. Being a large, tall house on a narrow site, the challenge for designer Josh was to keep a balance and scale to the landscape so that neither element dominated the other. The resulting concept really met the brief with the strong architectural form of Titon board frames in the front garden setting the overall scene. These structures match the double story pillars used in the exterior design of the house. The cleverly designed cantilevered or floating corners defy gravity and often stop passers by in their tracks! To soften the industrial nature of these structures a planting scheme consisting of African cabbage trees with their unusual form, Kangaroo paw and ground cover Rata was implemented. The striking red flowers from these varieties matching that of the front door. Behind all of this lies a meandering paved patio which weaves between large specimen seating rocks and the hardwood deck eventually encompassing two sides of the house. The standout feature of the patio being the large rectangular pavers laid in a stretcher bond pattern. The effect seems to add an almost ‘olde world’ feel to an otherwise contemporary design. The element of bandsawn cedar was also included to match the cladding on the house, being used in the privacy screens built along one boundary. All in all a very satisfying project which we believe really highlights the diverse abilities of our design team. More photos to come.