Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents Yin and Yang combine to create the
perfect flow in the outdoor areas
of this Webb & Brown-Neaves
home in Mosman Park, with the
use of strong lines in the outdoor areas to
echo those in the architecture.
Landscape architect Martine Holland
from Perth's award-winning Tim Davies
Landscaping says the entrance has been
designed to attract the eye and lead to the
front door as you approach the home.
It's here you glimpse the property's
most intriguing feature -- the curve of a
large granite ball, which peeks through
a window in an outdoor wall, looking much
like the moon rising on the horizon.
e ball sits on a plinth in a pond and
reflects into the water, giving a tranquil
feel to the home's entrance.
e window is framed with rusting steel,
coated with a seal so it won't 'bleed' into the
wall. "Rusting steel has a beautiful depth of
colour and it's vibrant and earthy, and goes
with any colour scheme," Martine says.
e landscaping complements the home's
contemporary design, with its skillion
roofs and long lines. Outdoor lines are
created with granite steppers and strips of
cobblestone. " e lines are an extension of
the house," Martine says. "It looks as if it
belongs there." And she says these lines,
which give a masculine strength to the
design, help create flow between indoors
living - all year round
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