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Blackett Homes Denman
Blackett Homes Denman
Solarcert Building Design
Inspiration for a contemporary front yard full sun formal garden in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Cross St - Bronte
Cross St - Bronte
Bondi Landscapes
Large tropical backyard full sun formal garden in Sydney with gravel for summer.
Heritage Semi No 2- Manly
Heritage Semi No 2- Manly
Archisoul Architects
Podology Landscape Architecture, Construction and Maintenance Tom Ferguson Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard garden in Sydney with a garden path.
California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Westmade Homes
Design ideas for a contemporary full sun garden in Perth with with pond.
Doonan Glass House
Doonan Glass House
Sarah Waller Architecture
@VillaStyling
Design ideas for a modern backyard garden in Sunshine Coast.
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Architecture Saville Isaacs
Courtyard - Sand Pit Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs Project Summary Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The interpretation of experiencing life at the beach in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off a circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. The interiors reinforce architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun.   Project Description Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The house is designed to maximise the spectacular Avoca beachfront location with a variety of indoor and outdoor rooms in which to experience different aspects of beachside living. Client brief: home to accommodate a small family yet expandable to accommodate multiple guest configurations, varying levels of privacy, scale and interaction. A home which responds to its environment both functionally and aesthetically, with a preference for raw, natural and robust materials. Maximise connection – visual and physical – to beach. The response was a series of operable spaces relating in succession, maintaining focus/connection, to the beach. The public spaces have been designed as series of indoor/outdoor pavilions. Courtyards treated as outdoor rooms, creating ambiguity and blurring the distinction between inside and out. A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. Verandah is final transition space to beach: enclosable in winter; completely open in summer. This project seeks to demonstrates that focusing on the interrelationship with the surrounding environment, the volumetric quality and light enhanced sculpted open spaces, as well as the tactile quality of the materials, there is no need to showcase expensive finishes and create aesthetic gymnastics. The design avoids fashion and instead works with the timeless elements of materiality, space, volume and light, seeking to achieve a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Focus is on the tactile quality of the materials: a consistent palette of concrete, raw recycled grey ironbark, steel and natural stone. Materials selections are raw, robust, low maintenance and recyclable. Light, natural and artificial, is used to sculpt the space and accentuate textural qualities of materials. Passive climatic design strategies (orientation, winter solar penetration, screening/shading, thermal mass and cross ventilation) result in stable indoor temperatures, requiring minimal use of heating and cooling. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Accommodation is naturally ventilated by eastern sea breezes, but sheltered from harsh afternoon winds. Both bore and rainwater are harvested for reuse. Low VOC and non-toxic materials and finishes, hydronic floor heating and ventilation ensure a healthy indoor environment. Project was the outcome of extensive collaboration with client, specialist consultants (including coastal erosion) and the builder. The interpretation of experiencing life by the sea in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of the pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. The interior design has been an extension of the architectural intent, reinforcing architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum capacity. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/
Dalkeith  II Residence
Dalkeith II Residence
Justin Everitt Design
Distinctive Homes
Design ideas for a large transitional front yard full sun garden in Perth with natural stone pavers.
Cammeray family entertainer
Cammeray family entertainer
Think Outside Gardens
This garden was transformed from a derelict overgrown space into a modern family entertainer. A dark grey coloured bluestone was used as paving at the front of the property to ground the space and respect the formality of the traditional façade of the house whilst providing a contemporary transition to the new renovation at the rear. New picket fencing and a sliding gate system complete the renovation and secure the additional off street parking. Traditional planting of Wisteria and Lavender frame the house whilst fresh looking Viburnum grows along the front boundary. The rear of the property is defined by an entertaining area with a large timber deck, floating built in bench seating and generous rear garden. The well-proportioned lawn is framed with layers of tropical planting providing a lush backdrop to the garden and privacy to the rear of the home.
Newport Project
Newport Project
Good Foundations Building
Design ideas for a contemporary garden in Sydney.
I see Wild
I see Wild
Phillip Withers
This is an example of a contemporary garden with a garden path and decomposed granite.
Dune House
Dune House
Acre
Large monolithic architectural details are something we try and bring into all our projects, it’s these details that allow us to be looser with wilder with our planting palettes and for the outcome to still feel considered. In this case, the benches allowed us to terrace the site creating activated zones to higher use of the functionality. Photography by Rory Gardiner
Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
This is an example of a beach style backyard full sun garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with decking.
Angle House by MegaFlora Group
Angle House by MegaFlora Group
Anne Stroud Photography
Photo of a midcentury garden in Canberra - Queanbeyan.
Rural property
Rural property
sticks and stones Landscape Design
Brigid Arnott
Country sloped full sun xeriscape in Sydney with brick pavers for spring.
The Gallery
The Gallery
Cadence and Co
Design ideas for a contemporary garden in Sydney.
NORTHCOTE HOUSE 02
NORTHCOTE HOUSE 02
STAR Architecture
This is an example of a modern side yard garden in Melbourne with a container garden and concrete pavers.
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Luigi Rosselli Architects
Inspiration for a modern garden in Sydney with natural stone pavers.
Half the land, Double the Garden.
Half the land, Double the Garden.
Acre
Derek Swalwell
Inspiration for a small contemporary backyard garden in Melbourne.
Sydney St Residence
Sydney St Residence
Harbour City Homes
Traditional backyard garden in Sydney with natural stone pavers.

Get Inspired by Gardens on Houzz


A lot of the time when you get home from a long day at work, all you want to do is wind down. Where better to do this than in your very own garden at home? If you do it right, a great garden design can send you right into holiday mode. But where to start?

There’s so many styles to choose from when it comes to garden design. Whether you want to create a tropical, modern, contemporary, beach style or country garden - or something else entirely - the large garden image gallery on Houzz has got you covered. Get inspired and collect your ideas to narrow down your desired garden style and features.

How to Create a Garden for Your Home


Depending on which style you’re going for, be sure to know what makes a garden and if it’s appropriate for your climate. You may want to consider adding a deck or other landscaping features, but the plants you choose will mostly dictate your style and what kind of ongoing maintenance is required. Don’t worry if your backyard isn’t very spacious - there are many plants that can thrive even in a small space and allow you to turn your space into a little paradise of your own, regardless of size.

Decide which plants to use


The greenery you choose is critical to your look. For example, if you’re trying to create a tropical garden palm trees and bamboo are your go-to options. Other popular options are golden cane palm trees and fern for ground cover. From there you can add some colour with bright flowers like frangipani, hibiscus or bromeliads. All these are actually quite hardy plants, so once established, your tropical garden is actually quite easy to maintain.

Use this structure and apply it to your style. Research which plants you need to set your base for a garden and go from there.

Add some decor


If the plants don’t quite do it for you yet, or if you want to add some extra wow-factor, consider adding some extra features. Even if you can’t accommodate a swimming pool, hot tub or pond, you could look at smaller water features. Simple rocks can also have a great effect, while statues and gnomes will add some extra character.

Don’t forget to add some furniture so you have a nice place to sit and enjoy your garden!

Need some help?


Once you know what you want your garden to look like, it may be hard to make it a reality on your own. If that is the case for you, consider consulting a professional to help you with your garden design. Every photo you find on Houzz will lead you to the local pro that did the job, so you won’t have a problem picking the perfect person to help! Whether you need a gardener in Brisbane, a landscape architect in Melbourne or a fireplace installer in Sydney, you can be sure to find one on Houzz.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 782,328 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Acre and Good Foundations Building. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.