Designed by Mark Browning Landscape Design in 2010. Constructed by BMC Landscapes, Kingcraft Constructions and Feature Pools in 2010/11. Project Managed by Stefanie Carne Property Consulting.
The landscape design process commenced in March 2010, with final drawings and accompanying documentation completed by May 2010. Construction of the project was completed in time for summer in November 2010.
The house is a French Provincial Reproduction, about 7 years old, with an almost square rear garden measuring approximately 15.2 metres across and 14 metres deep. The garden before our renovation featured lawn, two small areas of paving and perimeter garden plantings. Our brief was to completely treat the site as a clean canvas, save the established row of ornamental pears to the western boundary. Our clients wanted a pool, a pavilion for dining and cooking, lots of lawn and a water feature as a focal point viewable from down the west facing hallway. Given only 210 square metres of yard, this was a considerable wish list.
Mark Browning Landscape Design worked with Stefanie Carne to design the pool area and pavilion, lawn and water feature areas. Our philosophy evolved to treat the yard as three distinct areas, interconnected through material selections and vistas. The middle “third” would be lawn with the water feature to the rear, the pool off to the right (northern side) and pavilion to the left (southern side) Our clients expressed a desire for calm earthy tones, even rustic elements such as recycled timber and rusted steel features; our response was combining dry stone walling, corten steel and large structural recycled timbers to create a warm and inviting landscape that our clients enjoy with their family and friends on a day to day basis.