Envirostyle Landscape Design

Envirostyle Landscape Design
  • Address: 1 / 2 Fiveways Boulevard, Keysborough
  • Phone: (03) 9798 8379
  • Fax: (03) 9798 6591

CONTEMPORARY OUTDOOR LIVING

MODERN LANDSCAPES AND STRUCTURES WITH ENVIROSTYLE

Established six years ago, the team at Envirostyle have rapidly worked their way to the forefront of modern landscape design and construction in Australia.

Comprising designers, project managers, horticulturalists and a team of tradesmen with qualifications in building, carpentry, landscaping, stonemasonry and rendering, Envirostyle has the resources and the experience to complete any outdoor living project.

Multi-award winning, the team at Envirostyle have forged their reputation with a portfolio of stunning modern gardens showcasing adept use of natural materials such as stone and timber, sustainable planting practices and sleek, dynamic layouts that integrate the spaces and functions of contemporary outdoor living with the architecture of the home.

COASTAL RETREAT

In keeping with the fundamental principle of contemporary design, Envirostyle gardens always respond to their context.

For this garden, located on the Mornington Peninsula, the cues for their design approach were taken from the dynamic spatial and structural design of the house and from the tough coastal environment.

Rather than cutting into the hill and doing further violence to the natural beauty of the location, the exterior spaces of the steeply sloping site were made usable by the construction of a series of decks which cantilevered over the embankments and extended the interior spaces of the house out into the landscape.

The large areas of deck provide ample room for entertaining and al fresco dining and cooking, with the main deck incorporating a built-in BBQ and benchtop with cupboard space. A lower deck leads down towards a spa area protected by a glass fence. A level further down the slope a long narrow pond lined with pebble curves alongside the house. Strategically positioned to be viewed from within the house, the water feature comprises three small fountains and a large sheet cascade, all lit up at night.

To deal with the difficult coastal environment and current drought conditions, a combination of tough, drought-tolerant plants, both native and exotic, were used and the garden beds were heavily mulched with pebble and shredded bark. Succulents, grasses and indigenous shrubs feature heavily.

Many of the existing native tea-trees were retained by being incorporated into new garden beds or by having the decks built around them.

The end result for the owners is a sustainable garden equipped to deal with the tough coastal environment, a series of spaces designed to satisfy their outdoor living requirements and an aesthetic quality that harmonises with both the natural landscape and the house.