This project is a new build in the Dandenongs. The 1750sqm site is a long, rectangular, northeast-facing block in a new subdivision. Soils comprise slightly acidic clay loams over basaltic and granitic clays, with excellent water holding capacity; the lower reaches of this block sit in a low-lying area subject to seasonal inundation.

The single storey weatherboard and tile house will sit in the upper half of the site. A wide easement running the full width of the block at the rear will impact on the placement of the shed. They would like a rich, woodland garden style with rustic decorative elements, screening, a productive garden and a small orchard.

This project holds so many possibilities but for now the earth has only just been broken for the site works for the house. I look forward to liaising with and guiding the clients as they create their forever home and garden.