The hits keep coming with the pairing of DDB Design and Build and COS Design: Balaclava Road, Kooyong Road and now Garrell Street in the Caulfield North suburb of Melbourne. Minimalist point of views continues in a style reminiscent of the contemporary clean lines found stateside in the Silicon Valley. Crisp whites accented by natural wood and refreshing greenery make for a class technologically savvy aristocracy. From the very beginning our eyes take in the geometric shapes in rectangular form that is a reoccurring pattern throughout the front and back yards. A cool color scheme provides a fresh appeal that is enhanced by the Sun’s natural light. Row upon row of what is either black or red phormium alternate its claim to our walking space with the easy lawn. We can appreciate the embrace of nature throughout the landscaping design from the African mahogany wood trellis used for ecological shading to the beautiful Australian dragon palm tree. The chief desire of this space is to promote leisure. This is acutely seen past the clearing to the personal tennis courts on display.
An open front garden pleases all granting refuge to the weary, strength to the weak, and amusement to the dullard. Observe the seamless integration of the architectural design and mise en scène as that is truly the way design is supposed to complement each other: multiple hands working as one. Including a variety of flora allows COS Design to choose plants with a linear composition to reinforce the modernistic appearance of its surroundings.
The side yard is just as commendable as the front with the lines continuing on the walk and tiled base of the outside bar structure. The African mahogany persists as does the Asian garden accents.
The tennis court, complete with windscreen, boasts a grass surface similar to the encompassing sod and provides the proprietor an opportunity to fully enjoy his or her property.
The designers made smart use of indigo colored tiles at the bottom of the reflecting pool as it maintains a rejuvenating pallor by day and night. The cool and neutral tones do not interfere with the modern idea of affixing a flat screen to an outside wall, but urges the inhabitant to have company over to share in all of the available recreation.