Classic 60’s flat

This is a classic 1960’s flat.  It is a small space both inside and out.  These shots were taken immediately after the landscaping and planting.

This style of flat is very common to Melbourne and experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 80’s when many were refurbished and the common land was sold off and formed new courtyards for the ground floor flats.  A very fortunate evolution for this building style.

Our client asked us to create a garden that gave a nice view from inside, some privacy from the street, and was dog friendly.   In response we have created a very small lawn centred around the existing birch tree and step stones through the garden to where there will be room for a small cafe setting.  The planting theme is tropical, the block is south east, so lot’s of morning sun.  The clumping bamboo creates a lush feeling with minimal planting, step stones create a path with no harsh lines, the gaps will be filled with ground cover plants that will form a mat of green. And, of course the dog kennel nestles into the garden where Zara has a prime view of the living room.

This was a great makeover for an inner city courtyard, it is functional, creates a great view from inside and an outdoor room to add to the living space.  And, it’s dog friendly.

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Dog kennel nestles in nicely.
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before the dog kennel
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before
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After planting (looking right)

 

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