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Thanks to a masterful redesign, this
home in South Coogee makes the
most of its coastal locale, lending
itself ideally to outdoor living and blending
the interiors seamlessly with the exterior.
“The owners, a young couple, wanted a
fun, lush space for their primary-school-
aged son to enjoy with his friends,”
says landscape architect Simon Lloyd,
from Pepo Botanic Design. “Likewise
for themselves, they sought a beautiful
environment to entertain in.”
The owners, architect Jason Blake, and
the Pepo Botanic Design team adhered to
a particular set of considerations given
the coastal position. “Salt-tolerant plants,
chrome light fittings and 316 Marine
grade stainless steel wires for the green
wall were some of the elements that
were dictated by the environment,” says
Simon. “The challenge for the team was
creating the lush look the owners were
after, with a diverse planting palette, in a
narrow bed and salty environment.”
The decision to put a pool into the design
also altered the dynamics of the space.
Simon decided to break the water element
and a short-necked t urtle. Papyrus grass
continues into the pond, softening its hard
edge, and the foliage connects the open
lawn area to the open water.
Greenery plays a large part in defining
the zones, and careful plant selection
creates a rich and verdant environment.
“The original planting, which was
A spectacular summer lifestyle inspired this South Coogee
garden, where a pool takes pride of place in a lush, relaxed
design of sculptural planting and a private outdoor living room.
WORDS Jessica Rule PHOTOGRAPHY Brent Winstone
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