Inner Northern Oasis

This inner-northern Melbourne backyard was suffering from post-renovation neglect, and the owners were keen to inject some life into the space for family and friends.

 Mother-of pearl swimming pool tiles give the pool and spa extra shimmer - running them up an attached planter wall adds layers to give the area interest.

Mother-of pearl swimming pool tiles give the pool and spa extra shimmer - running them up an attached planter wall adds layers to give the area interest.

 Compact timber steps make sure that space isn't wasted - and create a nice contrast and warmth to the hard landscape render and paving.

Compact timber steps make sure that space isn't wasted - and create a nice contrast and warmth to the hard landscape render and paving.

 Timber decking pattern is wrapped around the other side of the planter - and provides connection to the other areas of the garden - this is the view from the dedicated side entry to the backyard.

Timber decking pattern is wrapped around the other side of the planter - and provides connection to the other areas of the garden - this is the view from the dedicated side entry to the backyard.

 Before: The view that would soon be from the undercover pergola towards the pool.

Before: The view that would soon be from the undercover pergola towards the pool.

 Before: View from the house. The trampoline is located at the site of future pool and spa areas.

Before: View from the house. The trampoline is located at the site of future pool and spa areas.

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 By rating the pool we were able to comply with safety and eliminate some pool fencing - this enabled us to maximise the other areas of the garden.

By rating the pool we were able to comply with safety and eliminate some pool fencing - this enabled us to maximise the other areas of the garden.

 From the pool deck seat to the undercover pergola and lounge.

From the pool deck seat to the undercover pergola and lounge.

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 The laser cut screen roofing gives the dappled shade of natural vines, without the messy cleanup.

The laser cut screen roofing gives the dappled shade of natural vines, without the messy cleanup.