Mitcham Residence

A new architecturally designed home on a sloping site required careful consideration and collaboration with the client to provide the best design outcomes. The aim was to maximise the potential of the space, whilst complimenting the built form.

A series of locally hand crafted sandstone walls travel down the site, interspersed with an inlaid pebble pathway and surrounding linear bands of mass plantings that are overlaid with a grid of deciduous trees. The pathway leads you to a paved entertaining platform at the lower end of the garden, which can be observed from the counter levered swimming pool that sits above.

A corten and stainless steel sculpture can be viewed from all aspects of the garden, including the pool, and acts as a focal point and linking element to the different areas of the garden.

A productive area of raised garden beds is adjacent the family lawn area with surrounding fruit trees which screen the boundary.


Similar projects: Erindale Residence, Maylands Residence, Beaumont Residence, Kensington Park Residence, Beaumont Residence

  • Location: Mitcham, SA
  • Project: Garden Design
  • Client: Private Residence
  • Completion: October 2012
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country: Kaurna


  • 2014 – LASA Design of Residential Landscape Award