Location: Doreen, Victoria
Brief: To create an entrance more fitting of a homestead and a garden to maximise the great valley views.
Solution: This traditional rural Victorian homestead sits on over 20 acres but there was no ideal areas for the young family to entertain. Another practical issue that needed addressing was the grand front door of the house was only accessible via the garages. Not really a grand entrance for visitors. We created a sweeping staircase built from recycled ‘old reds’ and backfilled with Tuscan toppings from a newly created visitors car park area. The steps were mass planted either side with Limonium perezii, chosen for their long season of vibrant colour, and Gleditzia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’ trees, for their Autumn foliage colour. The back was a steep slope which was cut back away from the house and terraced with feature flat mudstone boulders and central to the design was a large pergola. Bridge timber steps up from the pergola lead to the focal point, a curved Wistow stone wall. Valley views across neighbouring farmland is captured from the elevated location of the pergola. Planting is a mixture of native groundcovers and perennials and some tough exotics selected so that the great views are uninterrupted.
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