The home with garden walls | Garden Wall House

Landscape design by Fran Hale, Peachy Green.

Located in Fairfield, Melbourne, the ‘Garden Wall House’ earns its name from its living garden walls, designed by Sonelo Architecture.

The wall serves as a natural ‘portal’ and as you walk through, you’ll seamlessly find yourself in the luscious and freshly revamped gardens that are a credit to designer Fran Hale from Peachy Green.

The Brief

The key task was to redesign this property’s gardens as part of a renovation project for the indoor kitchen and living areas.

The homeowners sought new designs for both the indoor and outdoor spaces that built upon the green hues that already featured in the existing areas of the property. The design was to extend this palette into the garden and to weave together the two areas seamlessly.

Put simply, the goal for the design of the property as a whole was to forge and improve its connection to the outdoors, which the homeowners felt was previously lacking.

The Transformation

Positioned on either side of the glass doors of the new extension, the garden wall hosts climbing plants that promise to evolve gracefully over time. The wall effortlessly bridges the indoor and outdoor spaces, and whether you are entering the garden or stepping back inside, a harmonious transition is guaranteed.

The gardens have undergone a beautiful transformation, now boasting a delightful dining terrace nestled in the backyard. This space is purposefully softened by a blend of feathery grasses and foliage.

The design incorporates both native and edible flora into the design, along with vegetable plots that were planted in recycled brick enclosures. The garden offers the perfect space for the homeowners to indulge in their passion for gardening.

Completing the picture, the integrated raised platform provides a picturesque spot for basking in the Victorian sun and taking in the beauty of this natural sanctuary.

The Result

Once a historic Victorian residence, this property has blossomed into a modern oasis, where nature flourishes both indoors and out. Together, Peachy Green and Sonelo Architects have expertly created a haven for their nature-enthused clients.

Landscape design by Peachy Green.

Architecture by Sonelo Architecture.

Photography by Pier Carthew.