Family Retreat, Aberfeldie

This gorgeous family haven is perfect for an active, social family with teenage children. The brief for this job was clear, transform the unusable outdoor space into something functional, fun, and aesthetically pleasing. A comprehensive design was developed to deliver on the family brief and to ensure this space could be used in all of Melbourne’s unpredictable weather patterns. The final construction included decking to take in the city views, including an arbour growing a virginia creeper to create shade on warmer days, a fire pit lounge area including synthetic grass and natural stone pavers, rendered retaining walls, and easily accessible raised garden beds that will flourish with green foliage. At the back of the garden a studio and games room were built as a teenager’s retreat for wet and windy days complimented by a basketball court, laid with absorbent matting. The entire garden is fully irrigated with low maintenance plants and automated garden lighting.