By Lisa Witepski, Project Consultant Judy Fogarty, Photographer Stephen Rowley

In an estate characterised by urban-style apartment living, this home – with splashes of blue and green from the garden and pool – inevitably draws the eye.

From the outset, the owner was determined to incorporate several elements that would distinguish the home from others on the estate. For a start, it was to be accessed directly from the driveway. Also, while the gradient of the land meant that gardens were a no-no for most houses, this home’s vertical garden – enhanced by the view of the pool as visitors approach the driveway – is one of its most special features. But it’s not all about aesthetics. “We wanted a home where our grandchildren could play,” the home owner explains.

This is also why easy access to the pool area from the house was so important: the purpose-built walkway allows kids to run from the main veranda to the pool, rather than traipsing through the home with wet feet.

To see more of this beautiful home, buy the October 18 issue of SA Home Owner – on shelf now!