This project started off in a very humble beginning. Going from cleaning up the overgrown bush embankments and installing safe and permanent stairs to access an existing Pavilion to building and designing a dry creek bed, swimming pool, multi-level pads for entertaining and play; all while still being hidden among the Gum leaves making it feel like everything we had done was there before.
Questionable access paths, hunting down neighbours and seeking approval from council – this project had its challenges. After many months of paperwork we were given the green light and the build was finally able to get underway.
The swimming pool level was kitted out with a wide waterfall blade and outdoor shower, giving it that modern appeal, while the use of a limestone tile and multi-toned waterline helped to soften the new infrastructure and tie it back to the existing Australian bush colour roots that were there before.
The dry creek bed was filled with an array of river rock and larger granite boulders to help retain the surrounding planted embankments and steer stormwater through the site to the road.
Ultimately we felt this property had so much to offer if we were able to re-jig the levels and open up the existing space. By cleverly retaining the immediate areas around existing structures, like the Pavillion and built up sandpit, we were able to create a sense of place in multiple corners of the site while still enhancing the flow and connectivity from one area to another.