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Cottagy entwines contemporary

Layers of greenery and a natural material palette feature in this landscape design that melds homage to the home's origins with a more contemporary air

Designed by Nadia Gill Landscape Architect 

From the landscape architect:

Located in Goldfield’s district of Maldon, Victoria, this is a miner’s cottage / contemporary farmhouse renovation project. 

The landscape design pays homage to the heritage of cottage gardens but with a more contemporary approach to complement the architectural style of the renovation. 

The project was designed in collaboration with Nadia Gill Landscape Architect and Cullen Architects.

Our landscape design for the home was a collaborative process with Cullen Architects. 


Working with what was originally a miner’s cottage, c. 1864, the extensive renovation project was inspired by a modern farmhouse aesthetic together with the canopies of the existing mature peppercorn and Eucalypt trees that complemented the combination of traditional meets contemporary design. 

The brief was to create a landscape that paid homage to the original heritage of the cottage, transitioning to a clean, modern aesthetic with various enjoyable outdoor spaces where the family could relax and entertain. 

Elegant and understated, the planting and materials palette for this landscape were designed with layers of greenery, foliage contrast, natural stone texture, timber and steel creating a striking outlook through the vine-clad pergola.

Various focal points within the garden frame the space, including a Mediterranean-inspired pool, drystone walling, split stone paving, black steel pergola, timber batten screens, modern pots, an outdoor fire place, organic bluestone steppers and an original rustic timber bench.

Credit list

Landscape architect
Build
Serle Bros.
Architecture
Cullen Architects
Landscape construction
Ian Evans Creative Landscapes

Designed by: Nadia Gill Landscape Architect

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Erik Holt Photography

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