An extraordinary, contemporary home (one of three houses, designed by Sir Terry Farrell) is almost completely open to the garden, which is otherwise enclosed by tall, white walls.
The garden design follows the architectural grid of the building to create a formal garden with strong, symmetrical axes. The larger more public space is open and airy. Paths circulate around a formal lawn and beneath a vine covered cedar pergola creating the feel of a cloister garden. Clipped, layered hedges and standard bays contrast with the vertical, natural form of Himalayan birches and frothy exuberance of Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’. The monochrome palette against the white walls emphasises light and shade.
Beyond the pavilion room is a cool, calm and contemplative space. Here remnants of the formal design grid give way to shaded nature.
Featured in House and Garden in May 2013. Thank you to Clive Nichols for the use of his beautiful photographs.