SEA PEACE RURAL RESIDENTIAL
This residential landscape design departs from a typical landscape residential project as it is located on considerable acreage. The clients inherited an existing dwelling on a fairly steep slope and decided to renovate and extend rather than rebuild. The challenge was to blend a domestic pool and garden with the surrounding rural landscape, much of which had been de-afforested, and which they intended to rehabilitate.
The design incorporated a strategic set of terraces so that the functionality and usability of domestic related spaces would step down the hillside toward the view, enabling each area an unimpeded panorama of the Byron Bay lighthouse and bay. This view corridor was maintained by different levels and densities of vegetation that would fade and blend with surrounding native bush zones.
This system of terraces also facilitated the ability to reduce visibility of safety fencing and connected the dwelling to the immediate garden areas and then onward to bushland.
The entry area to the dwelling, the more protected area we created an internal view proposing a large lotus and carp pond, which was created. with great success. This provides an alternative and more intimate, protected outdoor courtyard space.
This entry courtyard, sheltered by the house and a fountain wall, provides the perfect tropical environment for the clients exotic orchid and plant collection as well as the perfect environment for the carp.
This garden was featured in PLANTING DREAMS, GRAND GARDEN DESIGNS
a photographic exhibition of contemporary garden design at the STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
Location Ewingsdale NSW