Our clients new build was on a large section, adjacent to a reserve, with a waterway running the length of one side. Our brief was to design a master plan for the site and a more detailed concept plan for the area immediately surrounding the house.
To take advantage of the beautiful views out to the reserve an angular wrap-around deck was created with a portion cantilevered over the stream batter. A schist retaining wall, to tie in the materials of the house, was placed close to the southern boundary to create a level lawn looking over the reserve area, with a sloped walkway down to the stream. Plenty of planting was included to soften the house and link it to the surrounding landscape.