Surrey Hills Project
Designed by Cycas Landscape Design in 2010. Constructed by BMC Landscapes, Kingcraft Constructions and Feature Pools in 2010/11. Project Managed by Stefanie Carne Property Consulting.
The landscape design process commenced in May 2010, with final drawings and accompanying documentation completed by September 2010. Construction of the project was completed in February 2011.
The house itself is modern contemporary, about 3 years old, with an irregular shaped rear yard. The garden prior to renovation featured a decked area, lawn and perimeter garden, all of which was of little use to our clients. Our brief was to design a pool and spa area including a covered pool pavilion that could provide year round sanctuary. Our clients wanted to be able to enjoy their garden year round, and specific reference was made to providing a pavilion type structure that did not compromise the eastern light they currently enjoyed within their living rooms.
Cycas worked with Stefanie Carne to design the pool area and pavilion. The pool is fully tiled with sawn bluestone coping and surround and features a 450mm high feature wall of sawn bluestone to retain an existing garden of ornamental pears along with a timber day bed. A spa is located within the body of the pool to the eastern end. Between the pool and living areas of the dwelling is the pavilion, separated only by means of a flameless glass pool fence and steel “fin” screen which also meets pool compliancy regulations. The pavilion has a rendered finish on the outside to match the dwelling with internal surfaces to also match the interior finishes of the dwelling. In the ceiling, Lump Sculpture Studio “Stellar” screens were used as skylights to flood natural light into the weatherproof space, a gas fired outdoor fireplace and barbeque complete the living arrangements within.