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Manor Barn


Manor Barn

Liz Lake Associates were approached to provide design proposals for the front and rear gardens of a converted barn. The existing design was worn and dated, so the client requested a proposal with contemporary elements but that suited the heritage aspects of the property.  After initial meetings and a wider analysis of the site, sketch options were developed based upon the client’s brief.

The final proposals incorporated a large patio, stepping down into a lower seating area. Various seating areas were designed to provide variety, including a bespoke, sunken fire pit. A contemporary waterfall was proposed to provide sound and movement at the lower level. Planting was designed primarily in a soft, prairie style, with more formal elements closer to the house and at the house frontage.

Overall, the scheme provided a design in keeping with its context, whilst providing a bold approach suitable for larger gatherings alongside everyday use.