This compact inner-Sydney garden works hard to deliver an entertaining zone, lap pool and a soothing green presence.
Homeowners Adrian and Tiffany Wilson transformed their dilapidated single-storey Victorian terrace into a two-storey, four-bedroom home, complete with pool and outdoor entertaining area, all contained within 153m2. When it came time to address the garden, they aimed to create a lush private oasis within their densely populated suburb. They wanted to maximise every centimetre, with easy flow between indoors and out, and an industrial-meets-glamour feel.
The rear courtyard garden measures just 10x5m, but manages to incorporate a 5.4m-long plunge pool, an open entertaining space, garage and a patch of lawn. The garage is designed to do double duty as a covered outdoor seating area that opens up along the length of the pool.
The verdant green wall has enormous impact, acting as a living artwork as well as cooling the space. Rooftop gardens surround the space with trailing greenery.
Bespoke steel bifold doors are double glazed to minimise noise and maximise insulation. The built-in barbecue has a custom-made concrete benchtop and integrated sink. New Botticino sandblasted marble pavers flow through the courtyard and carport areas.