Kew HouseTraditional Exterior, Melbourne
Architecture by Neil Architecture
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25. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaDesigner: Neil ArchitectureFeatures: It’s the wonderfully structured and symmetrical garden that’s the star of the show in this heritage-home makeover.
Contemporary cottageYou don’t have to stick completely to tradition when creating gardens for Federation, Edwardian or Victorian-style houses. In this Melbourne garden, the entry path follows the traditional route but is edged with loose planting rather than a tightly clipped hedge, while the lawn is retained with Corten steel for a more contemporary look.Save on your garden reno
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