|Matching the style of the garden to that of the house was not difficult since the very contemporary design of this refurbishment sat very well with my preferred approach to post modern design. What was more challenging for me was to find a way in which to merge the garden with the outstanding beauty of the seascape on its doorstep.
Basically my solution was to invite the seascape into the garden and thereby to link the property as closely as possible to its surroundings. To achieve this objective I constructed a split-level water feature, with water in the upper level rising and falling in a tide like motion. By making water the dominant feature of this garden I was attempting to engage the qualities of open space, movement and reflection; qualities that I believe are fundamental to the seascape. For me and for my clients, the enduring appeal of the seascape is its simplicity born from its complexity. Tides that ebb and flow, with colours and textures that are constantly changing.
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