Project Description


Cottenham Street, Kensington | Residential


This traditional family home is located in one of the premier roads in Sydneys Eastern Suburbs. The brief was to rejuvenate the existing pool and create an outdoor room that would cater fo those lazy summer afternoons near the pool, as well as doubling as a teenager retreat or study/work from home office option.

View from pool seating area back to house
View across garden lawn to pool framed by statement feature trees
View of pool house and external lounger room from lush garden bed

So the key to the success of this design is to create a connection to the garden and ensure its within easy access to the home. The deck and verandah was extended, so creating an additional undercover BBQ and entertaining area and the feature lawn and key flowering feature trees draw your eye and frame the pool.

View of back garden from outdoor family BBQ and dining area shaded by adjustable Vergola overhead system

Its a classic garden with year round seasonal shrubs, flowering borders and raised planters. The screen planting is underpruned to create boundary structure and highlights the scented shrub border.

Elevated view of rear garden with pool house and external lounge room, statement feature tree framed lawn area and pool