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The modernist materials and strong lines of this house required a simple yet bold landscape design. We used water as the main theme throughout the garden. Ponds were designed on 3 sides of the house and were blended into the architecture, so the house felt as if it was built over and around the water. The beautiful natural limestone paving was very technical with over 50 different cornerstones, edging and sizes crafted individually to recreate the feeling of floating pavers. The infinity pool is approximately 5 metres suspended above ground, showcasing the views beyond and creating liveable areas close to the house that would not otherwise be possible.

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Shafer Design Studio is a landscape architecture design studio with a team of passionate and collaborative designers producing high-quality landscapes. At Shafer Design Studio, we strive for innovation and imagination in all projects undertaken.

Simplicity, clarity and structure along with timeless design are features of Shafer Design Studio projects.

The team involve clients in the design process from the very beginning, being sensitive to their needs and the characteristics of the existing landscape and architecture. Rather than imposing our own style on a client’s garden, we prefer to act as tools, by which the clients can bring their own ideas to life. 

Past clients have appreciated our open communication and willingness to create a design which is unique to their tastes and lifestyles. We prefer to keep away from fads and flashy design which can quickly date- instead we work towards simple, timeless gardens which will maintain their integrity for years to come.  

“People who are involved in the process feel as if their gardens belong to them, and tend to enjoy them better.”