Northcote Architectural

Designed by Architect Robert Simeoni for an owner builder with a great aesthetic, this timber-clad house overlooks a large expanse of parkland. We needed to create a simple and contextually appropriate contemporary garden design on a budget – a garden design that would blend with the clean lines of the house but would also blur the lines between the fenced garden and the borrowed landscape of the adjacent parkland. Large format imported bluestone was chosen for its flexibility in sizing and ungraded Yea river pebbles to avoid large expanses of hard surfacing.

Giant clumping Bamboo slotted into the cavities of the house in the rear garden to rapidly create a sense of scale and a copse of advanced Casuarinas bought the park in. White Cedars will provide long-term protection from harsh summer sun. Internal courtyards were treated simply with large sawn bluestone and Japanese Maples or smaller clumping Bamboos.

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