In Partnership with Architects
22nd February 2017
ADD VALUE AND SALEABILITY
Landscape design really should be considered at the same time as renovation or building works. Why would a client want more disruption after work on the house has finished?
And more often than not the garden is an afterthought when the money has run out, so huge compromises are made.
Actually, if there is a landscaping plan in place and the work is done at the same time, there are huge savings to be made, and contingencies can be made for lighting or water features which can be added at a later date.
For developers and investors, there is nothing quite like a beautifully landscaped entrance to a house for adding value and saleability to a property.
So why don’t they get more involved with landscape designers? For a proportionally small extra cost they can save and make more money.
Project case studies
The projects I have worked on with Architects, Interior Designers and Investors, in both Oxfordshire and West London, have been a huge success and inspiring for all involved, including the clients.
MARYLEBONE WELL GARDEN
In conjunction with Laura Hammett a multi award winning London based interior design and interior architecture studio, who specialise in luxury residential projects throughout the UK and abroad. Here we designed the inner courtyard as an extension of the interior.
Keeping to the clean lines, grey and white palette and careful selection of stone for the geologist client. It featured a slate clad recessed fireplace, three giant, cloud pruned Ilex crenata trees, granite benches, and a raised terrace, which appears to float over a bed of Scottish pebbles.
SALISBURY CRESCENT COURTYARD
In 2012 I worked with Stuart Barr Ltd and BDM Architects to create a very special garden, which has been featured in both Homes and Gardens and Modern Gardens magazines. It features granite planks, a sunken mid-section, two terraces, bespoke fencing to match the industrial look of the exterior of the house and multiple planting beds.
Less disruption for the client
Accentuate the architecture
Design beyond the front door
Full client satisfaction