Client's Brief


A large project consisting of the demolition of an existing property and the design and build of a new more contemporary dwelling within a rural location. The rear garden area required a large raised patio area with an equal threshold to allow the patio to blend seamlessly with the internal kitchen floor level taking advantage of the kitchen corner bi-fold door design. A covered outdoor kitchen and dining area, covered hot tub area, upper and lower lounge area and a contemporary ‘trickle’ water feature were also requested.

The raised upper patio and the natural sloping nature of the garden presented some interesting opportunities to create three different patio levels in this design. Steps were incorporated to join the levels with raised planting beds inserted as part of the transition edges. A large modern porcelain tile contrasts well with a clay paver brick effect on the second level. A modern outdoor kitchen and two contemporary metal pergolas cover both the kitchen and the dedicated hot tub area.  Low clipped hedging together with low walling around the lower lounge area complete the contemporary geometric feel of this design.