Normark Landscapes, Brunswick East (VIC)
CATEGORY: Residential Construction up to $70,000
Though a compact space, this inner-city residence benefited hugely from a well-designed courtyard. An outdoor kitchen of natural timber with a concrete top forms one boundary of this versatile space, adding function and storage. Varied paving takes centre stage throughout most of the confined space, while islands of greenery form pools of plantlife that add visual interest. A lushly planted garden beds finish off the space and ensure plenty of green to break up the hardscaping materials.
“Normark’s compact project in this inner-city area is a great use of space particularly in the back yard entertaining area. Great workmanship has been shown through the stone driveway, the concrete bench for the BBQ area and the use of a curved edged for the steel edging and finishing timber bench seat was great. The plant selection and ground covers in the back yard were carefully selected and finished the back area off to perfection. The judges commented that the edible front garden was portrayed brilliantly, and the front garden was finished off with a great plant selection for the tight space.”