Centennial Park Granny Flat & Garden Sanctuary

Centennial Park: Granny Flat & Garden Sanctuary

  • Centennial Park Granny Flat & Garden: View from the main house

Our Development Application for our new Centennial Park Garden Sanctuary is well underway.

While the existing site suffers from a sense of detachment between the main house and the dramatically sloping yard, the proposal offers inviting outdoor spaces, which draws the occupants out into the landscape. This is achieved through a series of comfortable steps, low seat walls and deep garden beds, which create a terraced effect through the site.

The new garden studio merges seamlessly with the terraced nature of the landscape and blends into the background. Acting as a secondary dwelling, it encompasses generous living, eating and living spaces, without competing with the typical grand Federation style of the main house. Its presence on the adjoining lane is minimal and discretely fits into the heritage context of Centennial Park. A sense of privacy in the garden is maintained through an intimate upper garden terrace which is discreetly screened by native planting.