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Orrong Road, Elsternwick.

Wanting to rejuvenate their backyard and enable it to reach its full potential, this Elsternwick family engaged Franklin's team for a complete transformation aimed at serving the whole family. The result incorporates all of the features that make for a great outdoor space.

The Brief.

  • Maximise the potential of the existing space and transform it into a beautiful, multi-dimensional outdoor living and entertaining area. 

  • Integrate a lawn area where the children can play.

  • Build a swimming pool that the entire family can enjoy.

Our Design.

  • The swimming pool features an infinity edge so that the pool water appears to seamlessly flow into the garden below.

  • Natural stone cladding was used on the spillover wall to capture its warm tones and rough texture to balance with the white polished concrete.

  • The stone cladding was then nicely contrasted by crisp whiteness and smooth surface of the polished concrete steps that lead from the deck and past the pool to the lawn.

  • A "beach area" (one step depth sitting area) was incorporated into the pool design, which creates a family friendly and very functional area of shallow water within the pool for small children to play safely in. 

  • Lighting was another important design element and included pool fighting and uplighting of the infinity edge to give the area a mesmerising ambience. Also incorporated was a selection of garden and hedge lighting to highlight the luscious greenery throughout the garden. 

  • To finish, fairy lights in the silver birches add a charming ambience after the sun sets.

The Outcome.

  • A simple yet functional space that the whole family can enjoy and is easy to maintain.

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