This modern home was carefully designed to leave small but effective spaces for outdoor living on this relatively small section. A sense of space is maintained with the way the house opens fully to the garden.
The pergola-covered entranceway creates a definite threshold coming in off the street, and the garden is a nice surprise in this built-up area. The courtyards make use of paving with pebble and shell which reflects the beach nearby.
The use of black mondo grass strips in the paving adds bold texture to the clean lines and defines the various spaces.
The layout is simple to maximise the feeling of space and interest is provided with the paving details, sculptural features and planting.