Project Description


Coulson Street, Erskineville | Residential


Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers
2018 – National Gold Award & Best in Category Rooftop Design
2018 – National Gold Award Balcony or Alfresco Design 

This amazing rooftop garden space was hot, exposed and never used. So the focus was to create a destination point that offers a place of shelter to dine and entertain or just sit and take in city views with a glass of bubbles and watch the sun go down. It’s modern, clean and crisp with a visual sense of unity with the rest of the apartment. The materials used are lightweight, allowing for site weight restrictions, constructed off site and installed in a matter of days.

rooftop courtyard with raised planters and soft planting
Sculptural planting, screens any negative views and provides privacy
Bird of Paradise and silver falls cascading over the edge of the bespoke raised planter beds

The overhead structure includes a Vergola allowing for sunshine when warm and protection when overcast. The materiality and patterning of the overhead structure seamlessly connects with the larger garden beds. These garden beds wrap around and connect with the additional seating area. Most importantly, this design allows the home owner to enjoy the entire rooftop garden all year round.

Rooftop courtyard with raised planters and a timber bench seat with a cosy backrest
Patterned cushion backrest compliments seating area
bespoke BBQ and outdoor dining area is surrounded by soft greenery
Overhead vergola takes a whole new feel when lit up at night
The overall garden comes together from above
Outdoor dining area beneath the bespoke vergola overhead
Timber seat with cushion backrest
Raised planters with cascading plants
patterned overhead structure provides visual interest

“Steve and the team have been wonderful to work with. Very professional and their design was beyond our wildest dreams. I would recommend anyone to use Outhouse Design if you want an amazing job and want to work with someone who is very consultative. Their skill and knowledge is second to none and Steve and Katrine are both wonderful people.”

OWNER, Coulson St, Erskineville