COS – Yarra Glen

“The brief from the owners was to create the ultimate outdoor resort-style space,”says Steve. “They wanted it to be an entertainer’s delight on every level and aspace that adults and children could enjoy.”

While the owners were happy to leave the design to Steve, they were clear about the inclusions they wanted. On their must have list was an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, a family-sized swimming pool and spa, a hard court, an outdoor fire pit and a large, level lawn.

“They also wanted to experience all the luxuries you would expect inside home, so a home theatre, surround sound and heating to the outdoor room were essential,” adds Steve.  Describing the design as “Australian resort-style with strong, clean geometric
lines”, Steve says the large pool and spa function as the “spine of the property”.

A wood fired pizza oven sits to one side of the alfresco entertaining area; to the other side there is an open-air fire pit with a stacked stone bench where guests can gather, campfire-style.

Stone Hub’s Bluestone was utilised for this project for its versatility and ability to complement the overall finished result, blending nicely and balancing well with the soft landscaping rather than standing out as a feature. The Otway Drystone Cladding was also used in the project to complement the Bluestone, and to reflect the surrounding area.

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