burgess

Awards

2016 HIA-CSR

:: WINNER! Australian Outdoor Project

2015 HIA-CSR

:: RUNNER UP! Custom Built Home - $2 Million - $3 Million
:: WINNER! Outdoor Project
:: WINNER! OVERALL Kitchen of the Year
:: WINNER! New Kitchen - $30,001 - $50,000
:: RUNNER UP! New Bathroom - Over $30,001

Burgess St was a unique challenge, combining high expectation from the clients, a rise of 5.1m from the footpath to the front door, and creating the main outdoor entertaining space and pool zone in the front yard on a very steep slope.  The resulting garden sits as a testament to clever, intricate, and detailed design work, workmanship of the highest level, and committed, trusting clients. 

The hero of the outdoor space is the front yard with wet edge pool and spa, and a large acrylic window making the pool an integral part of the pedestrian entry experience.  The pedestrian entry manages the levels with a series of polished concrete steps, bluestone steps, and landings to break up the rise.  Mature architectural and screening plantings soften the mass of infrastructure, while extensive lighting including a bespoke light box truly bring the garden to life at night.

The true measure of success of this outdoor space lies in the fact the client’s expectations have been exceeded on every level.