Yards were invited to create landscape design concepts to work within the small boundary of this modern new build in Hawthorne. The client, being an interior designer and having a background in architecture, as well as being a garden lover, had particular aspects she wanted to cover, including certain viewpoints from inside the home.

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.