This lovely garden and residence is located in a quiet leafy street in Lane Cove, with plenty of parking. It has been developed, along with renovations of the house, since 2010.
The clients' brief for the garden and house to have a strong relationship from a visual and functional point of view has been met with the clever use of materials and design. The result is a quirky and highly aesthetic journey from front to rear boundary.
Highlights include an Alpine stone blade wall and bronze flower water feature and pond, outdoor entertaining areas with pizza oven, hot tub and a private small garden for reading a book. Outdoor shelves with an interesting array of planters and plants, timber decking and interesting stonework distract from the car space.
Planting is thoughtful, and includes attractive edible plants, Japanese wind flowers, Anemone spp, Pyrus calleryana as a standard tall screen planting, a lovely Camellia Jennifer Susan Edna Walling hedge and mixed Bromeliad and succulent planting in pots on the outdoor shelves.
This beautiful and interesting garden is the result of a wonderful collaboration between the client and a number of talented professionals, including landscape designer, Andrew Davies of Banksia Design Group and assistant landscape designer, Tracey Tims. Construction and maintenance by Olaf von Sperl, Adore Gardens and Tony Ferguson, Concept Landscapes and Lighting by Andy Maitland, ME Lighting.