Outdoor Rooms Design & Living

6th Edition

Entertainer's delight

A luxury alfresco living room and lap pool designed for trans-seasonal entertaining

An outdoor room with a view what more could you ask for? A custom-made day bed, perhaps a cosy fireplace? Well, the fully functional outdoor room that forms the hub of this garden, designed and built by Melbourne Landscapers, Exquisite Gardens Australia, offers all of this and more.

Perfect for entertaining, this cool retreat incorporates an outdoor kitchen complete with granite bench tops and sink, vinyl wrapped white cabinetry and refrigerator, as well as outdoor music speakers and stack-stone walling.

The goal of this Brighton garden design was to integrate the outdoor living areas with the home's Indoor living area, placing a strong emphasis on year-round entertaining.

Towards this aim, there is a glass-roofed spa, an in ground lap pool and a large wharf style timber deck from which to survey the modern landscape.

To tie in with the deck, recycled iron bark timbers sourced from an old sheep station on the Brisbane River were used for both spa and outdoor room pavilions.

Water is a recurring motif, which is no more evident than in the six wall-mounted jets that send arcs of water spilling into the pool. This feature is visible from all areas of the home and garden.

One of the key elements of the landscape is the stone work. Exquisite Gardens chose Granite Works to fulfill their requirement for customized natural stone paving sizes to give a seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor areas.

To be considered successful, any Melbourne garden design must be tailored to meet the needs of those using it. This means all the elements have been carefully considered – from the paving and shading to the lighting and planting – and thought has been given to both functionality and flexibility. This urban Melbourne landscape ticks each of these boxes and more to give the owners a comfortable, contemporary setting for relaxation or outdoor entertaining.

Exquisite Gardens provides a complete landscape service that runs the gamut from garden design and construction to project management and garden maintenance. Supported by a passionate, experienced and highly motivated team, Exquisite Gardens offers the highest level of workmanship and customer service as well as extensive knowledge of the latest products from around Australia and abroad. While Exquisite Gardens has its own Melbourne Landscape Design studio, the company also regularly works with leading landscape architects and pool designers.

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