The predominant design intervention has been to ensure a terraced modern house with an outstanding lake edge natural locations blends both modern and functional outdoor living with a sensitivity to the environment. The retention throughout of a very New Zealand flavour to the design, using native plants and local materials in modern and clever ways to connect the different levels of the garden and provide views and connections to the surrounding landscape is outstanding. This is a space that the judges just did not want to leave! Every detail and connection has been well considered and the design of the landscape provided a surprise around every corner that draws you into and around the garden. A stunning example of the importance of landscape design in place making and a powerful statement on contemporary NZ garden design.
The judges in the Landscaping New Zealand awards program noted that this garden design is set to be one of New Zealand’s premier residential projects, exemplifying excellence in design at all scales. The judges awarded the garden Landscape of The Year 2014 and best residential project.