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The owners of this Cottesloe property called for a
contemporary design with crisp, clean edges and
definitive spaces within.
Tim Davies Landscaping collaborated with
the home’s designer, Yael K Designs, to ensure a
cohesive link between interior and exterior spaces.
Exterior surface finishes and construction details
were coordinated to suit the interior treatments.
Extensive planning and flexibility from all
parties were required to overcome challenges
posed by the site conditions.
Numerous level changes and tight access meant
that cranes were needed to install large items and
conveyor belts were necessary for soil works.
Meanwhile the TDL construction team
implemented various textural elements to
allow for several pockets of interest within
the landscape. The aim was to create spaces that
could serve as either private sanctuaries or as
points for communal activity.
One such space is the contemplation garden,
which, with its timber daybed, is the perfect
place to while away an afternoon.
A ‘water courtyard’ theme was integral to
the overall concept, so the garden features an
ornamental pond on the upper level, a spa on the
next level down and a pool on the lowest level.
The link between these three separate bodies of
water is reminiscent of a flowing waterfall.
The owners requested a low-maintenance
planting pallet to provide privacy to living
spaces and complement the architectural style
of the house. Among the greenery, frangipanis,
star jasmine, water lilies, irises and bradford
pears fill the garden with a delicious scent and
bursts of colour.
A garden lighting layout, which included
illuminating features, uplighting significant
trees and adding soft lighting to pathways,
was implemented to create the perception of
increased internal space to the residence.
The link between the pool, spa
and ornamental pond makes
for a flowing waterfall effect.
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