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This project is situated on Victorias Mornington Peninsula, and is the home of an energetic, driven and engaging retired couple.
The whole ethos behind the project is the replication and extension of natures innate beauty. Originally a farming allotment aligned by pine trees and scattered gum trees, our vision was to maintain the rural sensitivity of the site but at the same time to facilitate the lifestyle requirements of the clients.
ESD features heavily in this project, as a key concern of the clients and the design team. Much of the original charm of the buildings has been retained, while sustainable timber cladding and materials chosen for their longevity are used in the gardens and out-buildings. Drought-tolerant planting and organic gardening principles complement these ESD initiatives. Ultimately, the garden seeks to marry site, building and surrounding landscape while also providing an amenable, aesthetically pleasing environment.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.