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Middle Park Residence

By KPLA, Landscape Architecture Studio

The traditional façade of this heritage home conceals its modern renovation and extended interior, which leads to a stunning pool tucked away in the private rear courtyard.

Slender paving planks in a banded paving pattern greet visitors as they enter the front courtyard, becoming more dispersed as the paving is taken over by a diversity of plants in the front garden. A few more pavers are installed in pairs running alongside the entrance to the home, pointing towards the rear of the residence and hinting at what might be found on the other side.

The concealed courtyard behind the home houses an inviting plunge pool, aligned with the main hallway inside the house to present an extended sightline. Stepping outdoors, a visual connection with the front garden is established from the familiar staggered paving layout. Flowering plants and shrubs are used at various points to soften the crisp pool and paving edges, integrating the soft and hard elements for a balanced landscape.


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Kate Patterson is a Melbourne-based landscape architect. Specialising in pool design that integrates holistically with its landscape, Kate suggests that one of a pool’s main appeals is its ability to offer meaningful social connection.

Location
Middle Park, VIC

Designer
KPLA, Landscape Architecture Studio

Contractor
In2 Projects

Deliverables
Paving, Pool Coping

Product Colour/s
Vega

Photographer
Melody Ong

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