Landscape Design Highlights – Our Favourite Projects

TDL’s residential landscape design team devote their full attention to creating practical, beautiful, bespoke landscapes for our clients. Their customised approach to each project is abundantly clear upon viewing the visualisations and plans they produce, with projects of all scales and styles represented in their portfolio. Here is a diverse selection of some of our own favourite residential designs from recent years, and a little bit about how the designs work.

A Stylish Concrete Pool set in the Perth Hills

A landscape design illustration representing a custom moated concrete pool and spa

When the residents of this home in the Perth hills contacted us to provide a poolscape for their garden, we were inspired by the available space and outlook. The clients wanted a concrete pool and spa to extend their entertaining area.

The sculptural new pool was designed to follow the contours of the garden and creates a private sanctuary and retreat for the homeowners. A moat to the fore of the pool allows for a deep planting, and the minimisation of pool fencing.

This stunning, centrepiece pool is a place for quiet contemplation or an afternoon soiree. A preference for hardy but vibrant planting permitted our designers to propose a rich, naturalistic planting full of texture and seasonal colour. The result is a perfect getaway without leaving home.

The property sits beautifully in its surroundings in the Perth Hills.   This vibrant, high impact pool and landscape is an attractive addition to the property that would be suitable for those with a more grown-up lifestyle, or families with older children.

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Lush Green Roof in Floreat

A landscape design illustration representing an outdoor room with a green roof

A green roof has the advantages of not only looking lush but can help to maintain the temperature of your home. Utilised in Europe for many years, the green roof can be incorporated into any building with a flat roof.

This beautiful Floreat home had a versatile but elegant outdoor room that was earmarked for a separate entertainment and lounge area. The roof of this room was the perfect platform for a lush green roof. Low-maintenance green plants were chosen for the project.

The clients wanted to invite the outside in and took advantage of floor-to-ceiling glass windows to take in the view. The outdoor patio was an extension of the room and allowed for indoor or outdoor entertainment.

Plenty of inviting green grass and plantings made the finished result a delightful entertainment area.

Room to Roam in Chittering

When the owner of this new home contacted us, they were looking for a transformation that incorporated the existing native flora on their rambling Chittering property and extended the built forms of the home out into the landscape seamlessly.

Presenting the challenge of a potentially vast landscaped area, the stunning bush block in the hills had the potential to incorporate every possible feature of the ideal holiday home. A pool in this part of the world is almost a necessity, so a concrete pool and spa were designed to fit into the spacious gardens, creating a manageable, usable landscaped zone.

The rest of the landscape’s many features are broken up by considered gravel paths and native planting, allowing full use to be made of the spectacular property.

Elegant Concrete Style in Dalkeith

A landscape design illustration representing a custom moated concrete pool

This stylish, feature-laden Dalkeith home came pre-equipped with tennis courts and a large backyard, but was in need of a landscape update and a new pool. The owners wanted something modern and styled to suit their unique home and tastes.

The solution presents a magnificent, elevated blade-shaped pool, positioned to overlook the tennis court, creating a visual feature that enhances the home and surrounds. A moat reduces the need for pool fencing, preserving sightlines across the garden. The resulting landscape has a seamless flow from the home to the outdoor area. The lush planting and lawn area set off the turquoise blue of the fully tiled pool.

The pool zone is adorned in crazy paving, a nod to the style of the home.

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Palm Springs in Carramar

A landscape design illustration representing a custom concrete pool and spa

The owners of this new home in Carramar were looking for an expansive, resort-style landscape with an entertaining area to suit entertaining large groups. TDL designed a stylish concrete swimming pool with an adjoining spa and a spacious cabana fit to impress the most discerning guest.

The pool was designed with contoured steps that provided entry directly from the cabana. The space available meant the pool could be generous in size to take in the endless sunshine of this coastal suburb, and could share its isolation area with the cabana. The pool deck provides a luxuriously direct connection between the pool and lounge space, allowing for excellent interaction between sitters and swimmers.

Plantings in this area were chosen for their low maintenance and suitability to harsh coastal conditions. The result is an authentic Palm Springs feel that suits the environment and provides a luxury entertainment zone.

Resort Style Pool and Sunroom in Mount Lawley

This charming character home in Mount Lawley had the luxury of a relatively sizeable backyard. However, the existing garage at the rear of the house was not being utilised to its full potential. TDL’s designers worked with the clients to explore converting it to a sunroom with direct access to a new pool and pool zone. The new, distinct zone creates a great reason to get out into the garden, and still leaves enough space for a veggie garden and generous patch of lawn.

The existing patio around the house also went under-utilised. The design team proposed a new outdoor kitchen that closes off access to the rear garden from the driveway but generated a more abundant alfresco zone and created privacy to the back garden. Coupled with a refreshed, lush planting, the site is now used to its full potential, with dead areas eliminated and practical new spaces created. The entire space is now a gorgeous entertainment area for the whole family to enjoy.

Creating Space in East Fremantle

A landscape design illustration representing a rustic contemporary entry

This modern East Fremantle home with a once-impressive landscape was run-down and in need of a facelift. With a charming natural stone wall already in place, the garden lent itself to a low maintenance planting with rustic-contemporary features.

Our landscapers created a locality-appropriate feature path of sustainable, spaced railway sleepers interspersed with hardy ground cover; generous use of sculptural elements and feature pots suited the residents’ use of the garden and help to create linked and interesting garden zones, from the high-impact entryways to the private entertaining spaces.

The use of a number of mature transplants help this garden to feel as if it has always been here. This low-maintenance garden is thoughtfully put-together in keeping with the client’s taste, the style of the home, and the general feel of the East Fremantle area.