Award Winning Rossmoyne Landscape Project


Project designer Erika Björklund has created a gorgeous Colonial-style garden with a contemporary twist that perfectly complements the renovated period home. Traditional materials, restrained form and a subtle range of plants ensure that this garden doesn’t seem unusually modern against the renovated Colonial Queensland style property it abuts.

Timber, brick and concrete paving provide a textural link to the home. The painted pine used in both the pavilion roof structure and the shade structure ties in with the existing timber balustrade of the house.

A bold use of red creates modern focal points throughout the landscape, turning this pedestrian landscape into a stunning and unique modern update on a classic Australian garden space. A water feature with a custom stainless steel spout is a stunning feature, providing striking visual detail and the relaxing ambient sound of running water.

The outdoor kitchen is well appointed, featuring a sink, fridge, barbeque, bench space and ample storage. Sitting under the painted timber pavilion with Colorbond roof sheeting in white, contemporary convenience is visually linked with the existing residence.

This stunning outdoor space is a comfortable, private family space. Pleasantly open to accommodate for the Perth heat, the masterful blend of period detail and refreshing modern touches combine in a charming exterior space.

Meanwhile, the sunken garden is, by design, heavily structured and yet simple. A long koi pond reinforces perspective lines from the house, while an L-shaped bench seat allows for comfortable, quiet conversation. The exaggerated perspective is reinforced by the installation of two large frangipani trees, the larger of which is planted towards the view from the inside, while the smaller sits behind it.

This project won the Residential Contractor over $120,000 Award at the LIAWA (Landscape Industries Association of WA) 2011 Awards. View all our awards | View more of this project

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