North Melbourne Residence

Our latest project focus explores a Victorian residence located on Melbourne’s city edge that combines historical significance with contemporary living. From the front, this Heritage dwelling boasts classic period charm. Moving throughout the home, your eye is drawn to the modern open-plan living extension, garden and entertaining area.

The combination of innovative materials used throughout the project, along with a creatively designed floor plan provide a visual connection between the interior and exterior. Glass brick feature walls offer glimpes of the garden and a feature timber screening made from South American hardwood provides a connection between the dwelling and surrounding landscape.

“It was important to create a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor spaces and entertainment zones, with good lighting design connecting it all together.” Graeme, T8 Developments

Gardens at Night designed a lighting scheme to define the zoned areas and highlight focal points around the garden. Accent lights were used to create a sense of space and provide feature lighting to the retained and significant Fig tree. Adjustable Wall Lights project light onto the outdoor dining area and Step Lighting guides guests along the changing levels between entertainment areas. Underwater Lighting brings the impressive water feature to life and Linear Lighting was used to enhance the floating bench seat which can be seen from inside the main living area and guest bedroom entrance.

With unique zoned spaces including an outdoor fire pit, bbq and entertainment area this thoughtfully designed space offers an oasis to be enjoyed no matter the season. From long summer days to cooler months this garden will be enjoyed by all for many years to come.


Developer T8 Developments  |  Landscape Designer COS Design  |  Landscaper Outer Spaces Landscaping | Outdoor Lighting Gardens at Night | Water Feature McKinna Sheetmetal  |  Timber Porta |  Feature Concrete Keenan Harris | Outdoor Sculpture Lump Sculpture Studio | Photography David Eaton