The brief to Landart Landscapes for this outdoor space overlooking Curl Curl beach was for a design that offered an amazing entertaining space that captured and complimented the view, while making the existing elements more functional. The pool tiles and the shape of the pool steps had a slightly retro feel to them so it felt natural to the designers to draw on some inspiration from Palm Springs. The clients also wanted to be able to use the space at night so lighting was important. In the designers words: "Space was limited so I wanted to maximize the entertaining/ kitchen area without separating or dividing the space. I designed a bench seat that appears as if it is floating. Because of its length it enables a dining table to go at either end, and because you can see under it, it doesn’t feel too enclosed. In fact, it actually feels as if it is part of the garden also. Two huge aloe trees were used to frame the deck and concrete floating pads lead to the pool area, creating an inviting entrance."
Favourite feature: Offset concrete and deck stairs as well as the two amazing advanced aloe trees. What's your favourite feature? Please comment below..
[Photography by Jason Busch]