Residence One was designed as part of a broader mission for garden-centric living. Prominent Melbourne landscape architect Myles Baldwin is behind this approach, creating custom ‘uncomplicated’ landscapes that encourage the owners to feel comfortable and connected with their outdoor environment. For Myles Baldwin, the archways create a picture frame around the garden.
Drawing on his experience working at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Myles’ design brings a contemporary interpretation of the 1800s planting style – in what he describes as a ‘gardinesque’ aesthetic’. “We want it to be romantic, we want it to be a contrast to the built form,” Myles says. “Mature, deciduous plantings, climbers and flowering shrubs create immediate depth and texture to the gardens, where every decision – down to the orientation of each individual tree – has been made with intent.”