This narrow yard has been radically transformed from a basic inner-west grassed yard to a space that exemplifies exotic living
Building a vibrant, modern and engaging garden for a small inner-west worker’s cottage does not come without its challenges. Consequently, for GOODMANORS Pool + Garden this involved a complete overhaul of the original grassed yard into an area for entertaining, with barbecue and outdoor dining space, a spa and an adjoining area to relax in the sun. A low maintenance garden was a must. As well as this, the new space would have to be somewhere the family could spend time together.
The design was influenced by the owners, both graphic designers. A style that matched a recent modern Industrial-inspired renovation was a must, and so the focus became a sophisticated tropical garden. With the house exterior in white, GOODMANORS chose a grey feature wall to complement the greens of tropical plants. Plants of different green hues and leaf textures were also included to mix up the design.
To create a space perfect for entertaining, the design also included a deck in spotted gum hardwood and a luxurious spa with a magnesium mineral pool system. Further complementing the home, a seamless indoor-outdoor transition was created.
The result of this design is not just a relaxing retreat, but an oasis that provides for all in the family – as Landscape Designer Mitchell Turner is happy to point out.
“Whilst this project is one of style and smart design, for me the most inspiring outcome of the project is the time the family has since spent in the space bonding with their teenage daughter,” he says.
“In the day and age of technology it’s refreshing to hear that the family is utilising this space to spend quality time outdoors, which they didn’t otherwise have with their previous garden. Personally, I believe this takes projects like this to the next level and reinforces our design philosophy of uniting living spaces and bringing people together.”
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