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St Andrews Street, Brighton.

Franklin Landscape & Design transformed this backyard into a more functional and aesthetically pleasuring outdoor space that could be appreciated by the entire family.

The Brief.

  • Working with an existing pool and backyard that was starting to age and no longer filled it’s potential, Franklin’s Landscape & Design team were asked to create an outdoor space that was more functional and provided a beautiful view that the owners could enjoy from the floor to ceiling windows interfacing the indoor and outdoor living areas.

Our Design.

  • The design scope included a renovation of the existing pool, an outdoor entertaining area incorporating an in-built BBQ, bar and outdoor fireplace, and an expanse of lawn area for the kids to enjoy. 

  • The main feature of the backyard is undoubtedly the 8.25m-long pool, with its polished concrete daybed cantilevered over one end of the pool, and with a shallow beach and steps down into the water.

  • The old pool tiles were replaced with white tiles, giving the water a cool and fresh light blue appearance.

  • Three grooved water features cascade into the pool and are located opposite the main living of the house – the house and dining room – allowing the relaxing sound and visual appeal of cascading water to be enjoyed indoors and out.

The Outcome.

  • The clients are happy they now have a dynamic outdoor space that they can entertain in, with room for the kids to play – and a pool worthy of the magazines it has been showcased in.

Featured on Open Homes Australia and Poolside Magazine.

Poolside Magazine #51


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