Two courtyard gardens reworked into one garden space, for a pair of Roy Grounds’ designed mid-1950s townhouses. Double-height windows span the width of the house, providing beautiful framing to the garden which is densely planted and includes established trees, a linking wide set of steps and crazy paved areas. The rectilinear architecture called for some balance in the garden. Inspired by Grounds’ gold award-winning home adjacent – a square format opening inwards to a circular courtyard – both garden areas are set to a circle within a square. The lower courtyard comprises a crazy paved terrace continuing the curved line around a circular lawn and central feature tree. The upper courtyard with central Arbutus canariensis is surrounded by a circle of widely-set crazy pavers. Strong sculptural elements of white marble in the upper garden, and black steel in the lower, provide balance to the lush greenery.