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Timeless Sanctuary

A brand new, modern landscape to transform and yet complement this stunning Leederville home


When the owners of this gorgeous West Leederville home asked Tim Davies Landscaping to help them create their dream garden, they were seeking a space that complemented the existing circa-1898 home.

They wanted lush green planting with accents of white, which would blend seamlessly with existing citrus and mature trees and wisteria.

The site consisted of sloping grass with lots of vegetation and trees and their wish list included a pool, lawn area, conversation pit, koi pond and extended pergola.

With the block sloping down towards the back of the property, Tim and his team realised the best solution was to leave the end wall of the pool exposed, creating a sunken and intimate area where teenage children and their friends could hang out.

A hedge moat was created between the pool and lawn to provide pool isolation without the need for a physical fence while still satisfying the Building Codes of Australia.

Originally, the koi pond and pool were to be constructed within the same area but the designers quickly realised the two were best separated.

The custom corten and bluestone koi pond runs down one side of the property and wraps around a jacaranda, giving the illusion of the tree growing through the pond.

The decision to wrap the pond around the tree was made on site by the construction supervisor because the pond was previously positioned too close to the tree. The only other solution was to cut the pond short but the outcome ended up being one of the owners’ favourite features.