Northcote Park House

Designed by architect Robert Simeoni for an owner builder with a great aesthetic, this timber-clad house overlooks a large expanse of parkland.

We created a simple and contextually appropriate contemporary garden design on a budget.

Giant clumping Bamboo is slotted into the cavities of the house to rapidly create a sense of scale while White Cedars provide longterm protection from the harsh summer sun. Internal courtyards are treated simply with large sawn bluestone and Japanese Maples or smaller clumping Bamboos.

Large format imported bluestone is used for its flexibility in sizing and ungraded Yea River pebbles to avoid large expanses of hard surfacing. A copse of advanced Casuarinas melds the private garden with the borrowed landscape of the parkland creating the sensation of being surrounded by nature.