For many Australians, the beach is an extension of their backyard. While this Coolum Beach home was some miles away from the coast, that didn’t stop Fluid Design and Living Style Landscapes from encapsulating the ocean’s natural beauty in the backyard’s design.
Natural materials and a rich, green, tropical planting palette were utilised to create this relaxed and sophisticated outdoor space. The clients desired a pool area, kids’ retreat, vegetable gardens, connection between front and back, and first-level planter boxes for their home’s backyard. However, to achieve this, Living Style Landscapes would have to battle a 12m fall over the entire site, as well as a significant distance between the house and road.
“The planning and organising of just the materials for this project was extremely challenging and made the project even more complex to complete,” says Leigh Barrett, director of Living Style Landscapes.
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