This site was originally two seperate residences on opposing titles.
The owners worked with architects to bring the two titles together into one property.
We were approached by the clients to bring these two properties together cohesively through a connecting courtyard.
The site was tenanted for many years and was in a neglected state. We had to re level the topography of the site, removing a large quantity of soil, boulders and established tree stumps to get the site back to a workable state.
Working with the client we developed a design to not only be beautiful, practical and accessible for the family but help provide food and herbs for both residences.
To help soften the space we used a mix of of spotted gum and natural materials to bring the garden together with the residence. The plant choices were all designed to reflect the owners time spent overseas in Japan, Canada and the UK. We bought these cool climate elements together in the garden to reflect a woodland style using plants that are more tolerant of Melbourne's climate.
It has been a great pleasure to see how this garden has filled out and grown with the family over the past year.
Designed by Fitzroy Nursery
Construction by Yarra View Landscapes
Photography by Thomas Denning