Consult the genius of the place in all; That tells the waters or to rise, or fall;
Or helps th’ ambitious hill the heav’ns to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the vale;
Calls in the country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades,
Now breaks, or now directs, th’ intending lines; Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs.
Alexander Pope, from Epistle IV, to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington.
The rear garden is mainly viewed from the lounge, which takes in a unique vista through the ‘courtyard area’ to the west of the extension, this view inspired one of the three ‘areas’ of the garden, with a controlled view to a sculpture.
Design features include, a bespoke bench of slate and oak, with lights hanging from the canopy above to create an intimate and secluded seating area.
The front garden had unfortunately become lost to the functionality of off-street parking and screening for privacy. The new design reclaims the entrance and garden, whilst keeping the essential functions required for the modern world.
The design for this South West London period home was inspired by the clients and the location; the architecture of the property, the surrounding area and of course the gardens themselves.
A late Victorian to early Edwardian house in Twickenham, a suburban area of South West London. Like many properties of this period it is an elegant residence, with clean lines and well-proportioned rooms. The clients have tastefully decorated the interior, adding a contemporary style but full of warmth and character. Vintage pieces and natural materials have been used in a variety of ways on a neutral palette and help create an airy but homely ambience. This balance of spaciousness and intimacy, natural and designed is the basis for the garden designs.