Year Completed: 2019
This design/construct project is located on the southern headland of Gerringong NSW. The newly completed house had quite distinctive industrial style architecture which needed to be carried on throughout the landscape. Combing this with its unique, coastal location we designed and built a unique and functional garden that had various coastal and industrial traits. Materials like recycled railway sleepers, blue stone, river pebble and spotted gum timber were used throughout to achieve such character throughout the landscape, while also creating a firm connection to the character of the house.
With a relatively small front yard and entry the front garden was designed to create visual impact upon arrival via the means of an informal recycled railway sleeper fence, blue stone steppers and lush semi tropical plantings that were sensitive to the harsh climate of the site. Corten steel was incorporated to tie in with the facade of the house.
The backyard was designed with family entertainment in mind. A large spotted gum deck provides a formal entertainent space which also offers views of the hillside beyond. Large contemporary steps lead to relaxed seating space and fire pit area paved in blue stone. Seating in this area takes shape in the form of a large recycled railway sleeper bench seat.
A large grassed area surrounded by lush plantings allows room for the kids and dog to play. While a dry creek bed curves through the yard providing a drainage solution while also acting as feature and adding to the coastal vibe of the property.
Our expert team are the cool climate garden specialists, having created elegant landscapes throughout the region, including Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Robertson.
We design and construct landscapes that are sensitive to the stunning locations of this particular region, from escarpment foothills and coastal clifftops to rural pasture lands.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Jake and his team provided an excellent service from day one. We approached them originally for a landscape design only, this then led to construction and now on going maintenance. We can not fault the service provided.
- Rod, Berry
We were extremely happy with the results from the Loco Team. From start to finish nothing was a problem and everything was completed on time, as promised and to a great standard. The boys really went the extra mile to put the finishing touches on the project and ensure we were completely satisfied.
- Hyell & Rani, Far Meadow
I was initially a bit overwhelmed by the thought of having our gardens constructed and not knowing what to expect but Jake and his team put me at ease and listened to my ideas, walking me through the process, keeping me informed throughout the project. The end result was better than we could have imagined. Thanks to the team at Loco for going above and beyond when creating our beautiful space for us to enjoy.
- Bill, Gerringong
Watching our garden being transformed by Jake and the Loco crew was great to witness. Jake was very easy to work with and informative providing insight into what works in our areas and suggestions on utilising space to suit our needs. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end.
- Caroline, Bowral
With no real idea of what we wanted from our property and garden we approached Loco Landscape Design Studio who were extremely helpful and prompt with creating an amazing design which then developed into construction. We now have an amazing garden that caters for our whole family's needs.
- Kate, Bulli