The existing garden of this single storey dwelling was predominantly laid to grass; in poor condition due to the habits of the resident’s dog ’Luke’. A limited area of low quality concrete paving surrounded the house with direct views into the sun room from neighboring properties.
The design sought to make a pleasant, flexible and robust space, durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of ‘Luke’ whilst providing privacy and visual enclosure.
This was achieved by replacing the majority of grass with a high quality natural sandstone terrace, retaining only a small strip besides the house for ‘Luke’. This formed a significant area for relaxing and outdoor dining. A raised bed along the boundary ensured a dog free planting area, with trellis to the rear mounted on a pergola to provide screening value between properties, with climbers, shrubs and herbaceous plant choices by the client.