This included the demolition of the existing house on one property and the integration of this adjoining property with the house and grounds of the adjacent property, creating one overall master planned property and new practical and introducing functional landscaping that meets the needs and requirements of their family.
The site is situated down a long driveway well off the street. Existing plantings flanked the gravel driveway that opened out to two titled sections at the rear.
The combined sites total 1905m² and form a square shaped plot of land that is approximately 31m x 56m.
There is approximately 500mm level difference between the start of the driveway at the street entry and the end of the driveway where the two sites are located.
The remainder of the site is relatively flat in both north-south and east west direction.
At our initial site visit, the main dwelling had existing established trees, gardens and lawns and decked outdoor areas along with the secondary dwelling which also had established trees and gardens and paved outdoor living areas.
The surrounding neighbourhood consists of well-established houses and gardens, a number of new builds, renovated homes and beautiful established trees within the streets and a nearby reserve.
We carried out a detailed site inspection and site measure of the house and the grounds, carried out some research on the local planning rules, obtained historic house plans and boundary information then set up our landscape site plan.
After our information gathering exercise, we focused on the landscape design and development of a preliminary landscape concept plan.
Our preliminary landscape concept plan was refined slightly to retain some existing lawn area, physically connect the decks from both house doors, relocate the spa within the pool area, and include a hidden pool cover within the pool instead of in a cover storage box.
These changes were made and set a of developed landscape concept plans and 3d images were produced.