A Summertime Escapade

Selection of the right design elements coupled with careful material and plant selection meant that the client’s desires have been brought to reality by Rolling Stone Landscapes.

As an important part of a resort atmosphere, the pool was always going to be a major element in the design. Lined with a stunning blue tile it is the centre piece of the rear landscape. It was essential that it related well with both the house and the surrounding natural bushland. The pool stretches out as the land falls to the rear and a curved infinity edge enables your line of site to take in the natural landscape that extends beyond. The inclusion of a water feature wall, clad in Alpine granite dry stone, provides a focal point that can be viewed from both inside the house and within the landscape. The area features a timber deck which provides the perfect vantage point to lounge and unwind in this peaceful setting. The surrounding pond flows through to the main swimming pool, connecting the two areas of the landscape.

For entertaining purposes the roof line of the home continues out to embrace the alfresco dining and outdoor kitchen areas which flow right through to the pool. By using the same floor surface in these areas as around the pool a further sense of relationship between them is achieved. The chosen product was Cobb & Co split stone paving. Laid in a modular pattern, the muted tones of the natural stone work well with the surrounds.

Tropical style planting has been used in keeping with the resort style feel. The plant palette ensures that a lush effect is achieved without the meticulous maintenance worries.