Landscaping for a newly built house
To landscape the surrounding areas of this newly built
modern house, and reflect the conceptualization of the design in the different
spaces around the garden, and to incorporate an already existing hot tub and
As this was a large plot, several areas of interest
were created throughout the garden, with an emphasis on form rather than
function, making them sculptural, like the house itself. The choice of
materials used was deliberately limited to help with the minimalistic approach.
Opposite the entrance to the property, a
path leads to a fire-pit and seating area situated within the front lawn. Four
custom built identical stone thrones built from black limestone surround this
oversize bonfire pit. The thrones act as large pieces of sculpture, which draw
the eye on arrival at the house.
The courtyard leads to a hot tub area with
surrounding composite charcoal-edged deck, and on to the garden office. The
bespoke swinging day bed, which sits within the lawn, makes an interesting
visual feature as well as being a place to relax and enjoy the sun. Corten steel with its rusty patina is used to
form the bespoke planters and table that complement the property’s cedar
Two large symmetrical planters are the
crowning feature in the large courtyard. Specimen identical cloud topiary,
under planted with mixed iris, hostas and grasses are an eye-catching combination set against the
granite boulders and aggregate.