THE DE­SIGNER

Country Style - - GARDEN BLACKHEATH NSW -

CRAIG BUR­TON, LAND­SCAPE AR­CHI­TECT “The first task was to widen the dis­tance be­tween the house and new stu­dio. The boardwalk acts as a bridge, in­te­grat­ing Glenn Mur­cutt’s build­ing with the house... It frames the view of Mount Hay and the clumps of waratahs in the fore­ground. There’s a sense of wild na­ture. In all of th­ese gar­dens, it’s a col­lab­o­ra­tion — with Jenny, with Glenn, with Michael, with the Ti­betan stone­ma­son who was like a ma­chine. Jenny was very en­gaged. I re­mem­ber that when the stone slabs were be­ing put down, the last one fell and broke. Jenny said, ‘That looks fan­tas­tic — I like it all bro­ken. Just leave it like that.’ Her in­volve­ment was crucial. She wasn’t pre­cious about per­fec­tion.” For more in­for­ma­tion from Craig and CAB Consulting, tele­phone 0428 424 414 or visit cab­con­sult­ing.com.au

CLOCK­WISE Car­ry­ing the lawn up along­side the tak­stairsstair­savoid­shav­ing­to­buil­dawallthat­would­take away from the nat­u­ral flflow of the garden; the prop­erty’s moun­tain back­drop; two burnt branches in the tus­sock grass re­sem­ble sculp­tures.

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