This gracious Victorian family home is perched on a hill overlooking the sea, with a garden with contours dropping sharply down to road level. The parking area was on a slope on the lowest part of the site, and the only access to the house from there was up a flight of stone steps.
Martin intitally consructed a levelled parking area, and gently rising sloped access to the patio level. He decided to raise the patio by 600mm, thereby capturing the spectacular views for those relaxing on the seating area, finishing the patio in yellow limestone. The plant bed backing the patio to the house is planted with a charming mixture of standard bay trees, with ground cover Rosa Flower Carpet Red Velvet and tall stalks of Verbena Bonaris.