Summerhill, The Block 2020

By Steve Taylor, COS Design

Steve Taylor’s vision for the outdoor landscaping at Luke and Jasmin’s 1910s house successfully utilised a blend of quality architectural materials to create two compact, yet feature-packed spaces in the front garden and rear courtyard.

Walking into Summerhill, visitors immediately encounter a walkway paved with slender Anston Newham pavers, forming a central pathway to the house entrance. Flanked with soft lawn to the right, the paving continues towards the rain garden to the left, while a softly bubbling water feature adds to the serenity of the space.

The use of curves within the interior décor is a repeated theme outdoors. Moving into the rear courtyard, the atmosphere transforms into that of a very modern space, with various zones for lounging, dining, swimming and relaxing. Staggered Newham pavers bring a connection from the front garden, this time laid beneath the outdoor dining setting adjacent to the wood-fired pizza oven.

Luke and Jasmin’s 1910s house renovation presents the ultimate entertaining space for a lavish home lifestyle. A stunning result, made possible by the tremendous effort of all parties involved.

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Steve Taylor


COS Design was formed in early 2000 and has since become one of the country’s most highly regarded and awarded design companies. Steve and his team specialize in a professional design process from consultation to concept plans through to part or full working drawings, 3D modelling, tender management and contract admin/project management services.

Brighton, VIC

Steve Taylor, COS Design

InStyle Gardens


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Patrick Redmond

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