A modern yet timeless design in a tired mature plot. Incorporating a sunken contemporary outdoor room and a chic raised patio and terraces, the key here was simplicity, attention to detail and a bit of contrast.
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- Location: Caversham
- What we did: Design, Construction, Lighting, Planting
- Cost: Back: £50-60k + VAT; Front: £30-35k + VAT
Our brief for the main garden was to create a modern yet timeless design in a tired mature plot. Our client asked for a sunken contemporary outdoor room / bower in the far corner of the garden and a chic raised patio and terraces adjoining the house – but with all the clean straight lines of the sitting areas to be connected by the equally clean but curvaceous lines of path and lawn / borders. The solution required simplicity (not always as easy to achieve as it looks), plenty of attention to detail and a bit of contrast.
At the front of the property, our clients wanted more space to park in a very shallow front garden, but also wanted to incorporate an almost Heligan meets Japan like courtyard area – overlooked by the client’s office window – as a feature space within the small area. Yet again, the solution involved a simple but clever design structure, and a huge amount of intricate detail (both of which we worked closely with the client on), and a project which required plenty of landscaping skills. Note the brick detailing in the new boundary wall, the granite sett drive, and the contrast in materials – granite and porcelain, and the use of Acers, ferns and grasses (et al) in the planting.
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