Green oa­sis A spa­cious gar­den has be­come a bach­e­lor hang­out

THE HOUSE RULES TEAMS PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS, CRE­AT­ING A TRUE AUS­TRALIAN OUT­DOOR EX­PE­RI­ENCE IN THIS SPA­CIOUS GAR­DEN

Home Beautiful - - CONTENTS - WORDS CHRISTINA BEISCHL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY JOHN DOWNS

WITH A BRIEF

that de­manded ‘a mod­ern Aussie out­door style’, the House Rules con­tes­tants turned broth­ers Josh and Bran­don’s back­yard into a true bach­e­lor hang­out, with mul­ti­ple chill-out ar­eas, a swim-up bar and a beer gar­den. Here, am­ple seat­ing around an Out­door De­sign & Liv­ing fire pit is pro­vided by the ‘Haven’ bench and stack­ing chairs and ‘Bode’ two-seater sofa, all from Early Set­tler.

POOL

Us­ing a 3.45m di­am­e­ter Aus­tralian plunge pool, the con­tes­tants cre­ated a swim zone on a bud­get (right), en­cir­cled with pavers from Brick­works that of­fers an im­pact­ful con­trast to the deck­ing boards, sourced from DTM Tim­ber. Stain­lesssteel sun loungers from Out­door De­sign & Liv­ing add to the re­sort-chic vibe. “This pool is a fab­u­lous so­lu­tion for adding a bit of lux­ury into a small space – and build­ing the deck­ing gave it a sense of truly be­ing part of the land­scape,” says Wendy.

OUT­DOOR SHOWER

The per­fect com­ple­ment to a swim zone, no pool area is com­plete with­out an out­door shower (left). Here, a dis­creet model is nes­tled among the green­ery, pro­vid­ing an ex­tra layer of pri­vacy. “An out­door shower is the new must-have in a back­yard with a pool, and this proves a sim­ple ex­e­cu­tion can be highly ef­fec­tive,” says

HR judge and Home Beau­ti­ful’s

Wendy Moore.

DECK­ING: Tim­ber boards, DTM Tim­ber. The pool area is screened off with a glass fence from High­grove Bath­rooms, de­liv­er­ing an un­in­ter­rupted visual flow be­tween the dif­fer­ent out­door ar­eas.

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