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From Boring Yard to Luxurious Escape in a Beach Neighborhood

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This glamourous backyard escape transformed a coastal Perth backyard that was barely used despite a temperate climate conducive to outdoor living.

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Originally, the large but boring and ill-defined backyard area was overlooked by neighbours on three sides.

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The site is Perth’s northern beach suburbs, with the salt, wind and sun that can be harsh on houses that are often found near beaches.

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The first priority in creating the new outdoor room was to provide shelter from the morning sun and privacy from elevated neighbours at the rear.

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So a tall perimeter wall better defined the space, making a more private and intimate setting.

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A louvred roof offered the flexibility to control light entering the main dining area as well as winter sun into the new theatre room.

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A large Victorian ash timber structure was used throughout the space, to balance the bulk of the two storey home.

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A firebowl feature was included to bring warmth and welcoming charm to the space.

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Essentially, an entirely new house in the backyard was built: an extra dining, living and bar area outside in the gorgeous Perth climate.

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The only feature from the original yard was the pool.

Now the same pool is transformed by being defined into the gorgeous new outdoor spaces.


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