A beautiful garden can add value to any property.
It serves many purposes: it is often the first thing visitors see on the way to the front door or from the back deck; it brings colour, joy and a sense of calm into a household; it offers the local wildlife — birds, bees, dragon flies, butterflies and bugs – sustenance and safety; it provides a life-affirming sanctuary and a connection to nature.
The owners of 1 Gaza Ave, Hunters Hill, are busy professionals who like to entertain.
Both their four-bedroom house and garden were inspired by the laid-back beachy Hamptons style.
Architectural landscape designer Adam Robinson designed the garden, which was installed by landscape gardeners and installers, Garden Society.
“The owners wanted to create a relaxing haven — it was important for them to be able to enjoy their downtime at home,” said Nicole Robertson of BresicWhitney — Hunters Hill.
Deceptively simple in its appearance, the garden contains a layered mix of grasses, ground covers, shrubs and trees. In total, it has 16 different plant varieties.
These include frangipanis, giant birds of paradise, coastal banksias, olive trees, agaves, giant king red bromeliads, diacondra silver falls and silver swords.
The low maintenance garden is north facing and doesn’t require regular watering.
From the wraparound deck, and anywhere in the house, the garden is a joy to behold.
The property goes to auction on Saturday, February 16, at 11.15am, with a buyers guide of $2.5 million.