Art HouseContemporary Patio, Sydney

Anson Smart

Inspiration for a contemporary patio in Sydney with a pergola. —  Houzz
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dan_doakDan Doak wrote:12September,2014
  • PRO
    6 years ago
    My childhood home had a wisteria growing over a pergola which was spectacular! Dense foliage in summer provided shade, and the mauve flowers were just divine. Then in winter, the leaves fall off and the sun can shine through! Perfection :-)
  • Geraldine
    6 years ago

    This looks like besoke wrought iron pergola. I am having some major work done on my garden, and am interested in having a wrought iron pergola rather than a wooden one. can you tell me who made the pergola in the photo and what is it made from ? Thank you.

ayjayseeayjaysee wrote:30June,2015

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Georgia Madden added this to Best of the Week: 30 Dreamy Outdoor Dining Spaces11 December 2017

    18. Location: Sydney, NSWWhy we love it: Dense foliage is the perfect way to frame a water view.

    Joanna Tovia added this to Year of Colour: Australian Gardens Through the Seasons27 December 2016

    Entice the sensesSpring needn’t be all about bright colours, of course – lush shades of green have their own appeal. Star jasmine (Tracelospermum) is an easy-growing climber that smells divine and its little white flowers are on show through much of the year.See more of this Sydney home

    Jenny Drew added this to Picture Perfect: 28 Ways to Stay Home and Chill this Weekend29 August 2016

    10. Stop the glorification of busy and just sit awhile. Sydney, Australia

    Emily Hutchinson added this to Creepers Climbing Up Around the Home13 April 2016

    Real matureWithout this well-maintained star jasmine, this pergola may have looked bare. The gorgeous Sydney water view somehow looks more spectacular as it’s softened by the abundant foliage. This creeper was planted almost 15 years ago, and demonstrates how beautiful this plant can look when it reaches full maturity.

    HouzzAU added this to Meet the 2016 Best of Houzz Winners17 January 2016

    Anyone else green with envy? It’s easy to see why this photo was saved to so many ideabooks. Sarah Davison has made the most of this home’s location and outlook by creating a dreamy, Mediterranean-inspired outdoor space to relax in.

    Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden in July21 June 2015

    1. Do a site checkWinter is a good time to assess the bare bones of your garden and figure out how to improve it. With less foliage on trees and shrubs, you can see the structural areas more clearly and maybe start planning new projects such as terraces, water features, decks or pergolas to be built in time for spring. Taking photographs of your garden allows you to analyse its flaws and attractions more easily. Take lots of shots and make use of rainy days to do an in-depth appraisal of what needs doing and when.

    Jenny Drew added this to 17 Outstanding Outdoor Rooms10 April 2015

    15. A room with a vistaAn outdoor room can be a place for reflection and simply taking in the sights. This Sydney house has a wonderful layered outdoor room where, from the dining suite, one can look out to the garden, which is beautifully framed by a climbing vine. From here there is a view of the pool and then the waterway and finally the hilltop homes. This outdoor room is not complicated and nor does it have to be. It’s the surrounding spaces that create the atmosphere in this courtyard – no additional embellishment is needed. Simplicity is the key.

    Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to 10 Things You Might Not Know About Garden Hedges17 November 2014

    7. They are easy to plantWait until late autumn or winter when the ground is moist before planting new hedges. This allows their root systems to become well established before the soil starts to dry out. Water new plants every day for at least a month if the weather stays dry. Make sure you don’t plant trees close to drainage or sewerage pipes as their roots can cause major damage. Add lots of compost, organic matter and slow release fertiliser to the soil before planting, particularly if it is heavy clay (or consider raised beds if drainage is really bad). Be generous when digging planting holes. These must be the same depth as the root ball of the tree or shrub and at least twice as wide. Use a string line and pegs to mark planting positions.

    Jessica Nockolds added this to Hedging Your Bets: Make Your Hedges Work For You7 November 2014

    Hedges can be used to frame and accentuate views and special areas of the garden. The series of hedges shown here would help to protect the pool area from being overlooked, create a warm micro climate and also help to reduce those prevailing winds.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Alice added this to Alice's Ideas2 days ago

    Vines going from paved area to the pool

    Mala Desai added this to Mala's Ideas26 December 2020

    swimming pool inspiration lots of green surrounding pool window view of pool through green folisge steps down to pool

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