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23-24 NOVEMBER 2024


Herne Bay

2011 Garden 6 - Herne Bay


Design Brief

Creation NZ Ltd has come up with an original flowing design in response to the crisp modernist architecture of this house by architect Lindy Leuschke in warm-toned, shuttered concrete. With its challenging setting on an exposed cliff sloping to the inner harbour, the garden needed to float around the house and its interface with the land with a light touch. The clients wanted the house to open up to the impact of the plane trees in a neighbouring reserve and the wide expanse of the sea. The garden was therefore created to deliver a fluid planted link between these elements and the house, favouring indigenous coastal species. The overall design achieves a Zen-like simplicity which is highly complementary to the house, offering a calm and peaceful integration with the surrounding environment.