Bellevue Hill, NSW, Australia
Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture
Melocco + Moore Architects
Ten new apartments in a garden setting on Bellevue Road, developed on the grounds of three house and garden sites. The new gardens – community spaces, streetscape, and private gardens for ground floor apartments – incorporate materials salvaged from site, to link the new with the old. The design focussed on making gardens that reflect traditional Sydney gardens found in the suburb; rich in species both native and exotic, and accommodating of the lifestyle of residents. Where space permitted, kitchen and herb gardens are part of the private landscapes, extending the commodity of each garden and allowing a flexibility of use. All gardens are irrigated from captured site water.