It’s almost the weekend and where will you find me come Saturday? Why in the garden of course! It has been a scorching week (we reached 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday) and I can think of nothing better than
zoning out practising mindfulness as I water the garden and tinker about. Now if this wonderful garden in Box Hill by was mine I’d be belly flopping into the pool instead and drinking in the beauty of this marriage of 19th and 21st century design. To hell with the gardening!
As you can see I’ve torn myself away from the garden I stalked in Paddington all the way to this garden in Queens Park not too far away. The house is a recently renovated and extended semi-detached Edwardian with exposed brick, concrete floors and that inside out connection that Australians crave. Link while it lasts.
Don’t get me wrong. I love this house. I love the cool white rooms with their doors thrown open to the outside. I love the Spanish tiles on the floor, the mix of old and new furniture, the painted Asian pieces. What I really love, though, is the garden. Oh my! A series of courtyards intimately connected to the interiors, the gurgle of water features including a small rill, white and yellow frangapanis. What low maintenance loveliness. I’m stalking in the Sydney suburb of Paddington just a stone’s throw from Oxford S. You’ll find the link while it lasts.
You know I only show you the garden posts because I’m looking for inspiration myself. Good. We’ve got that clear 🙂 I’m all in a hot tizz over this garden in Palos Verdes, California. Completed in 2000 by San Francisco based landscape architectural practice it is a masterclass in low maintenance, drought resistant planting and dramatic yet simple hard landscaping. Garden goals I do believe.
Photography by Marion Brenner
“Blissful family haven of space, light and privacy” and “Relaxed, functional and flexible”. The real estate agent is on a roll with the rhetoric. It may be grand but it’s also effortless. I’m not even showing you the view over parkland to the city skyline. I’m stalking in Centennial Park in Sydney and I think I could happily move in, dark red grass cloth walls and all. Link while it lasts.