D E S I G N & I N N O VAT I O N
A LIFESPACE An inspired design by Goom Landscapes has enhanced the natural beauty of the surrounding area, and delivered a series of beautiful spaces for family living
WO R DS K ATE BAR B ER
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P H OTOG R AP H Y K E VI N C L AR K E
hen they purchased the large family home, the potential of the 250sqm space out the back – cushioned on all sides by mature trees and bordered by a stream – was not lost on this couple. But, perceiving the latent beauty of a space is not the same thing as having a clear vision and carefully-delineated plan; and whilst these homeowners are no strangers to hard work or ambitious projects, they needed someone to envision how the space might work. In Goom Landscapes, they found a landscape architect and a dedicated team who were able to reimagine and utterly regenerate the space. ‘We knew of their great reputation’, they explain. ‘For the quality they deliver, you really can’t go past them.’ Landscape architect, Emma Johnston was ‘excellent’, they share. ‘She was able to see exactly how the space could work. We really liked her vision, and decided to just go for it.’ Arriving on the scene, Emma was struck by several issues. The badly damaged, unfenced pool needed to be dug out and replaced, and brought up to compliance – which was no insubstantial task. And, with only one outdoor living space, this languishing landscape was neither inviting nor inspiring for the couple and their three daughters. At Goom Landscapes they are passionate about creating ‘lifespaces’ that complement their clients’ homes and that have been designed for yearround enjoyment.