The owners wanted to transform their tired, outdated backyard into a low-maintenance entertaining space with pool, easy accessibility to the garage and it had to be child-friendly.
With this in mind, and the depth of space limited, we created space by layering elements (verandah, pool, water features, hedges and bench seat) to achieve a sense of communal expanse. A bench The space has a seamless transition from the indoors, out. Long walls were installed to provide privacy and create a divide with the main road and these extended through the garden and had the effect of drawing your eye to rest of garden. To enable easy access to the garage, and to stay in keeping with the contemporary feel, steppers served as a path to garage, again incorporating the paving into the garden rather than just having a path.