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Sunshine Coast Landscape design Projects

Beach House Landscape renovation

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Every now and again a job pops up that we get VERY excited about…..this job was one of those!

Situated in the much sought after area of Warana on the Sunshine coast, this property has a position to die for. The house backs onto the sand dunes of Kawana Beach, with only a short stroll down to the water.

Landscape Renovation Sunshine Coast

The owner wanted to totally renovate his backyard so he employed the design expertise of ‘Element Design Landscape Architecture’ who worked closely with Leigh Barrett Living Style Landscapes to come up with an exciting plan.

The design involved renovating the existing pool and outdoor area to create an open entertaining space on both levels.

Adding decks to the gazebo and behind the pool gave more room to laze around . Feature walls added a point of interest at the end of the pool and also allowed for an outdoor shower to be erected behind it, great for a quick wash off after the beach. The upstairs deck was extended giving again another large under covered space to relax in cumfy lounges. The addition of an outdoor kitchen with stone bench tops  containing BBQ, Sink, fridge, dishwasher and even a T.V topped of the design.

This is now the ultimate outdoor entertainment zone bringing a somewhat tired unusable area up to a high standard of design and practicality.

Check out these photos,

For more photos on this project click here 

A fantastic space has been created in which to relax, entertain, swim and enjoy!

“Thanks Leigh and all your crew great, good …. perfect result couldn’t be happier, BBQ at my place next time I’m back in Aus !! ”     Mathew




Queensland Homes Outdoor Living Magazine



Well it’s getting close to that time of year again when we gather our thoughts and decide on which project we would like to showcase in this years Queensland Homes Outdoor Living magazine. It’s always a tough choice narrowing it down to just one job that we have completed over the past year but we think this year is a cracker!

The project that we decided to go with is situated in the very beautiful Montville/ Maleny region in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Living Style Landscapes has produced many lovely projects in the area with this one taking the cake for pristine surrounds and amazing pavilion style residence.

The very talented Anastasia greeted us last week on a very lovely Autumn afternoon to take the pics.

Anastasia in Action


The magazine is still in the collaboration phase so has not yet gone to print but we will keep you posted as to when we can anticipate its release.

 click here to see before and after photos of project

Currimundi Beach House Sunshine Coast

This stunning Beach front holiday home at Currimundi on the Sunshine Coast was beautifully landscaped to melt in with its coastal surrounds. 

The incredibly steep front entry of the property was transformed to include a lovely meandering floating path to the front entrance of the house. The visual affect is amazing with each step appearing as it is indeed floating in the garden. Being a very sanding site,  specific procedures needed to take place for this to succeed.

On the beach side of the property original pandanus palms were left in place with added Sir Walter grass rolling down to meet the sand dunes, creating a stunning outlook to the beach. With beaching being a regular occurance at this holiday residence a very much needed “Outdoor Shower” was created for a quick wash off before entering the home.

Sunshine Coast Beach House Landscaping 

The use off recycled materials was also used largely on this project to create a natural appearance. Totem poles made from old wharf piers make an interesting walk up the drive way. Also the use of old railway sleepers in the driveway creates a very unique looking entrance to the property.  The front gate of the property includes rammed earth walls on either side setting the style of the home on entry.



Planting style was in keeping with the natural surrounding vegetation of the area. Including grass trees, bottle brush, grasses, tree ferns and pigs face.  The garden appears as it has been there for many years.

“Living Style Landscapes” was greatful to have had the opportunity to work on such a fantastic project.