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Natural Habitats was proud to receive three Silver Landscapes of Distinction Awards for this landscape, as well as the Premier Award for Best Sustainable Project of the Year.⁣

20 acres of rugged, windswept hillside make up this stunning property in Muriwai on New Zealand's wild West Coast. Both house and garden were designed with the environment in mind, with the Mediterranian-inspired house constructed from mud brick and eco-friendly, untreated timbers. 

⁣⁣The garden was designed to suit the environmental context; plants have been nestled into existing contours and the native coastal species were chosen for their ability to withstand this windy, salty climate with minimal intervention. ⁣⁣

The infinity-edge pool, installed by Auckland Pools, has been designed to look as though it flows from the hillside spring while both pool and sunken spa are surrounded by a soft-coloured Paradise stone sourced from Whangarei. ⁣⁣

The colour palette of both garden and building materials - including features such as the pumice gravel - were carefully selected to mesh with the overall aesthetic of the house and coastal environment.

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Established in 1978, Natural Habitats is New Zealand's most-awarded landscaping company across the sectors of design, construction, horticulture and garden maintenance.

Our portfolio comprises the full range of landscapes including:

  • High-end residential gardens
  • Green walls 
  • Green Roofs
  • Commercial landscapes
  • Civil projects
  • Business precincts
  • Playscapes
  • Revegetation & environmental

We are proud to have build a foundation of trust with our clients, working with leading Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Property Developers and Government Agencies to deliver many of New Zealand's iconic landscapes.