Location

25 Emmett St, Herne Bay

Designers

Marg Thompson

Description

In response to the brief from Andrea Bell of Pete Bossley Architects and the clients, designer Marg Thompson approached this project with restraint and simplicity. The impressive sixties-style new home with its imposing vertical cedar screen called for subtle bold planting and now floats above a sea of undulating Coprosma ‘Poor Knights’, interrupted with slashes of colour from strategically placed Strelitzia parvifolia. The adjoining boundary wall repeats the cedar screen with a grid of wires planted with Pyrostegia venusta. Tropical pool planting includes frangipani, Philodendron ‘Xanadu’ and Dypsis baronii. From the honed concrete patio a field of Lomandra nyalla enhances the outdoor living area and relegates the lawn mower to Trade Me.