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Terrace Style

The owners of this inner city home were after a modern, open garden that allowed not only for great entertaining but made full use of the garden space. The existing garden was restricted by retaining walls that, while successfully dividing the steep space into tiered levels, restricted easy access and usability of the garden as a whole.

Working with the existing tiered levels, better access was instantly created by Paul Scrivener Landscape Architect by the addition of a central staircase that easily leads up to the higher platforms of the garden. The pool, built to complement the layered design also creates a beautiful design feature and structurally divides the garden into useable zones; the pool decking on the lower level is a large, clean open space, while the grassed area adjacent to the pool provides a more private and comfortable zone for sun lounging.

The pool, using a mix of timber decking, mosaic tiles and rebated bluestone coping, is an elegant, modern design. The planting schedule was kept simple with leafy green vegetation creating a luscious garden perimeter and the entertaining deck has been kept simple. The three platform steps create a defined zone and tie in with the other layers of the garden design. Furnished with the Eco outdoor table and Tallow dining chairs this is a comfortable and relaxing entertaining area.

The end result is a structured, elegant garden that makes the most of the space with the use of sectioned zones and clean, simple designs.