Mindfulness and relaxation are both part of a balanced life, especially when your backyard design composes a modern background for everyday life. A lot of creative and hands-on work went into building this stunningly contemporary backyard. Each of the teams helped shape the design: COS Design imagined the layout, Signature Landscapes created the manicured gardenscape, Serenity Pools built a welcoming swimming pool and Frameless Impressions chipped in with the glass work.Measuring 66 feet wide and 26 feet deep, this backyard was meant to take the edge off, to be an oasis of relaxation in the city. A sharp backyard design was intended for the whole family – the couple and their four children – to enjoy either as a social space or a private outoor cocoon.

Just a few words are enough to describe the spaciously inviting private heaven in Melbourne, the photos captured by Tim Turner Photography will do the rest: “The large Stringy Bark deck is the same height as the internal floor which leads to the built in BBQ and wood fired pizza oven, while providing ample room for entertaining it maintains a constant flow effect. The glass pool fence by Frameless Impressions offers safety while remaining non obtrusive to the area. The raised pool and spa provide not only functionality but add a visual feature throughout the landscape. The great use of raw materials and exposed steel adds great character and depth to the project.”

Outdoor relaxation is really important. How do you spend your summer days in the garden?