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Queensland Homes and Outdoor living Magazine 2012



Check out our spread in the latest edition of QLD Homes, Outdoor living Magazine.

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This Montville property had plenty of scope for landscapers to work their magic. and what a job they have done on this two acre parcel of land. When leigh Barrett from living style landscapes first met with clients ian jones and jen polley at their stunning home it was obvious that there had to be a real connection between the house and the pristine natural surroundings. the sprawling pavilion style home is nestled on the banks of the obi obi creek with the hills of Montville providing a magnificent backdrop. Over a cup of tea with the owners, a plan was devised incorporating pathways connecting the pavilions, edible garden areas, an outdoor shower to rinse off after a dip in the creek and a water feature at the entrance to the main pavilion. the first steps had been taken. The outcome was a subtle and graceful plan that would allow the residence and environment to become one. the idea was to have a flowing pathway down the slope from the top of the property to the main pavilion below.

this was achieved with a meandering trail of gympie sandstone steppers interspersed with Zoysia, or no Mow grass, joining all five pavilions. remarkably there is only one step in the entire path, allowing a leisurely stroll down the steep slope. Mindful of the desired subtle end result, all landscaping materials used have been carefully chosen to complement the house and integrate with the environment. the gympie sandstone is similar to the stone used on the feature walls on the outside of the home, while other elements such as aluminium edging, simple plantings and the beautiful soft grey of the olive trees all contribute to the air of elegant simplicity.entry to the main pavilion, which comprises kitchen and dining areas, is over a bridge that spans a reflection pond complete with goldfish. the view from here is breathtaking, looking through the pavilion and a wall of glass to the forest and creek below. the beautiful kitchen garden is conveniently located near the back door and includes citrus trees, grapevines, olive trees and an extensive herb garden, making it easy to pop outside to pick fresh produce whilst cooking. to allow the views to take centre stage, simple, expansive lawns of sir Walter sweep down to the bushland and creek below. steps made from recycled timber lead up from the creek to an outdoor shower located outside the main pavilion allowing for a quick rinse-off before entering the home. a stunning outcome was achieved with a harmonious landscape that now complements both ian and jen’s home and lifestyle. living style landscapes is a sunshine coast based business that has been creating quality projects for the past 15 years. leigh Barrett heads living style landscapes’ young, active and experienced team, who offer an efficient and reliable service. they have a proven record of excellent communication,
reporting and management skills and getting projects completed on time and
within budget.
Living Style Landscapes, Sunshine coast
M 0412 742 666 p 07 5478 8786

QLD Garden Expo


We recently helped our friends from Sanctum Screens to create a lovely display at the QLD Garden Expo to showcase the fabulous Designer screens Sanctum has to offer. The display encorporated a lovely greenwall to set of the screens.


A few lovely picks from the Qld Garden Expo.

Sanctum Screens

If you have any queries regarding the screens or the greenwall please contact us


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

Queensland Homes-Outdoor Living Magazine Cover



WE MADE THE COVER! Check us out in the latest addition of Queensland homes- Outdoor living magazine.  With a great spread on page 56 of a stunning project featuring, imported Indian windows & door, custom made granite pavers, recycled timber features, pavilion and running water fall. An exciting project to have been involved with.