For the property developer owners of this family town garden in Muswell Hill our approach was to design an uncomplicated contemporary garden that would create a very useable extension of the home.  The arrangement of hard surface areas to catch the afternoon sun and full access throughout the year were highly considered and offer a suggestion as to how the garden might be used.  Using Ipe hardwood decking we created connecting steps to link the two entrances and their different levels.


The sawn Indian sandstone paving was used to create two simple paved areas accessible in wet weather by the stepping stone paths. Once the plants establish the existing fencing will become covered in a mixture of climbers which will add fragrance to the garden and an ever changing boundary throughout the year. The large lawn area was timber edged and levelled to create the feeling of openness from the house.