Franch­esca wat­son Land­scape De­signer

Condé Nast House & Garden - - NATURAL HABITAT -

‘ev­ery­thing is special about this place for me,’ says Franch­esca of this cape moun­tain site with city/sea views and pod-like build­ing. she at­tributes the suc­cess of this space to a vi­sion­ary, na­ture-lov­ing client and an ar­chi­tect with a fresh ap­proach and in­tu­itive un­der­stand­ing of three-di­men­sion­al­ity in the land­scape. a‘ ll this added to the joy­ful jour­ney in trans­form­ing an or­di­nary three-bed­room home and gar­den into a mag­i­cal space,’ she says. The gar­den on the earth level is in­ward-turn­ing and for­est-like, with mas­sive shelves of rock form­ing the crux of the gar­den and a nat­u­ral pool. nar­row steps cut into the rock pro­vide ac­cess into this nat­u­ral won­der­land. ‘From the roof one can re­ally take it all in. all I need now is a ta­ble and chairs up here for gar­den day,’ she says. franch­escawat­

franch­esca wat­son in Her ‘Happy place’ – on the rooftop of a Gar­den project perched HIGH above Cape town

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