Set in the Royal National Park on the water this project incorporated natural timbers in our design casual plantings of Rhaphis, Citrus and a water pond using an 18th century Chinese cast iron lotus bowl. Interiors are relaxed and casual with a eclectic mix of furniture and fabrics.
A sandstone house built in 1890 located on Sydney's north shore required a rejuvenation. Period plantings of Roses, Hydrangeas, Iris Japanese Maples and perennials were replanted to enhance the heritage of the property.The 1970's pool was softened with the planting of Boston ivy on walls.
This small cottage located in Paddington was completely gutted. The front, facing south was planted with Camellia japonicas, a sea of dwarf Mini Mondo and large sandstone stepping stones used to give a feeling of space and width to the narrow frontage. 19th century mirrored panels with Italian pines were planted in the rear courtyard to add depth and space to area.
Located in the Hawkesbury Valley this 1970's house was completely gutted internally and transformed into a rustic rural property. . Working with the client we located reclaimed timbers from Australian wool stores. Posts were re milled, floorboards re sized and wire brushed to provide a rustic ambiance. Over a year we located key pieces in Europe for the interior such as a 4 metre 19th century florist table and various pieces of industrial furniture. Large 25 year old Japanese Maples and Gleditsias were brought to site and planted using cranes. The exterior areas were landscaped using both recycled bricks and local sandstone with a combination of native Grevilleas Lilli Pillis and some traditional planting such as a rustic pergola covered in Wisteria.
Parterre was commissioned in 1999 to design and create a garden and facilities for a 3,200 acre rural cattle property.
The brief was to create a garden around a central contemporary homestead and adjoining pavilions, incorporating design and layout of swimming pool, tennis court , vineyard, orchards, vegetable garden, landscaping to cattleyards, farm buildings, equestrian stables, gym , theatre and entertainment facilities.
Over the next 5 years paddocks were transformed into an expansive garden of 10 acres with over 3000 trees planted.