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House garden at Darling Point, Sydney

Completion: 2002-2009
Client: Private Owners

Landscape Design and Pool

Following the successful refurbishment of the 1850s Gothic revival house, Design 5 were engaged by the new owners to design a terraced garden stepping down the steeply sloping site overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Waterfalls link the various levels, which are defined by rustic stone garden walls connected by gently curving flights of stone steps. Stepping stones meander along the terraces and an 18m lap pool hugs the hillside. The pool fence was specially designed to match the gothic detailing of the balustrading on the house.

A large Morton Bay Fig frames the view and provides a shady canopy over the lush tropical vegetation. Above, a sunken spa surrounded by lush vegetation provides a private retreat for relaxation at the end of the day.

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