This striking architectural residence in Elsternwick is perfectly offset by a free flowing mass planted garden. Tall sentinels of Fastiagated Oaks compliment the tall building form while monoculture sweeps of native species with strap foliage provide a bed for seasonal perennial emergents.
Autumn Joy Stonecrop and White Trumpet Lilies provide the colour surprise through the sweeping Paroo Lily. Woodlands of deciduous tree canopies create an additional layer, adding further texture to the garden with shadow play in the warmer months then fully revealing the building form in winter.
The back garden changes with the functional requirements of a young family. With active play space a necessity, the garden areas have been limited to the perimeters.
Play elements, such as trampolines, have been neatly disguised within the planted garden providing the illusion of generous garden beds.
The use of repeat planting throughout the front and back garden reinforces the link between the spaces.