Woollahra House


Woollahra, Sydney

Project Type

Design & InstallationMaintenance

Project Team

Landscape Designer

Nicola Cameron, Josh Arkey


Carla Middleton


M&G Building

Garden Installation & Care

Pepo Botanic Design


Nick Bowers

A restrained plant palette and thoughtful garden accents combine to enhance the crisp, white exterior of this striking new home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburb of Woollahra

The architecturally designed two-storey house required a garden design that was both minimal and refined. Layers of hedging were installed to create formal frames and bring a clean and elegant uniformity, with Cupressus sempervirens ‘glauca’ (Italian Pencil Pines) planted at the entrance to reflect this formality and add a vertical element that complements the height of the house.

We selected grey granite cobbles for the driveway, lined with Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ (Ornamental Pear Trees) on one side, to create a seasonal avenue that blooms in spring and turns to red as the leaves change in autumn. Our design team also introduced a Lamarque Rose climber along the front of the house to soften the exterior and link it to the garden.

With neighbours on all sides of the battle axe block, Waterhousea floribunda (Weeping Lilly Pilly) was planted along the fence lines to shield neighbouring houses and create privacy in the swimming pool area.

Pepo collaborated with Carla Middleton Architecture and M&G Building from the early design stages and throughout construction to ensure that indoor and outdoor elements were jointly considered and that practical requirements – like soil improvement – were deliberately undertaken at crucial stages of the build.

The resulting sanctuary is heavenly; a contemporary and fresh design with classic undertones.

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