SIMPLE BUT STYLISH
Albany Road, Stanmore | Residential
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This traditional Inner West terrace has been renovated with such care and pride by the home owners, engaging the services of Philip Goodman of Goodman Building Services. OUTHOUSE design was engaged to create a simple but stylish garden that would complement the home and Philips great work.
The key request from our client was to create a landscape design that’s stylish, allows a clear area of open lawn to enable him to wash his beloved classic car, a place to sit and relax or just enjoy a glass of wine. The landscape design needed a focal point to draw your eye into the garden from the kitchen. This garden design is a great example of less is more. The simple yet stylish hand crafted timber furniture is the hero of the garden and its smooth organic shape just floats above the sea of Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass). This is complimented by the seasonal drama of the Cercis canadensis tree (Forest pansy), its beautiful bark, stunning bright purple flowers and massive heart shaped leaves make this small tree a brilliant addition to this garden.
The clean, crisp lines of the paving run inside and out and creates a seamless visual connection to the feature seating. Smooth rendered walls compliment the home, with curved return giving a sympathetic nod to the organic pattern, laser cut into the wall mounted panels, Westringia fruticosa (Grey box) and Rhaphiolepis indica (Oriental pearl) planting, together with native groundcovers soften the garden bed, with up lights creating soft evening interest.
“Our garden is GOLD! Thank you for designing us such a gorgeous space, we delight in it every day and Doug is particularly excited at the moment as the tree is flowering.”