Toorak 2

Extending and renovating this family home led to a new outlook on the garden. A shallow pool was removed and, in its place, lawn and a casual seating area created outlook and another space to gravitate to. A broad deck addresses the new renovation, and its soft curves move into a sinuous pathway down the side of the house. At front, existing driveway and pathway detail was extended across to a gravel garden bed featuring plants of texture, colour and form. Throughout the garden, plants are grouped for textural contrast, creating distinctive shapes and patterning, with colour carefully selected in an artist’s palette of silvers and greys, as well as warm tones and lush greens.

Architecture: Templeton Architects
Construction: Form Landscaping and ATMA Builders
Photographer: Rob Blackburn