We acknowledge the Gadi people, the traditional custodians of the land and waters on which this landscape sits.
The existing site was disjointed and unusable, due to excessive level changes and unsafe retaining walls. The goal was to simplify the garden, achieving a usable open space for the kids, a large family-sized swimming pool and outdoor dining space off the house. The sandy soils of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, limited access to the rear and dramatic level changes between neighbouring properties made the construction of this pool and garden an exciting challenge.
The site was excavated with levels pushed backwards towards the rear boundary, allowing for an extension of the paving, a built-in BBQ and large open lawn. The pool structure itself was used to retain an intermediate level. Wrapping sandstone and rendered walls were used to support the neighbouring properties.
Location Randwick, NSW
Photography Natalie Hunfalvay