Terrace of Laurel Grove by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture.

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"I designed the pool as a form related to the house, but almost stepping down in scale," says architect Kirsten Johnstone. "Australia’s strict regulations around pools create challenges to achieve compliance. Here, we have used some timber battens and continuous bluestone paving to connect the pool to the entertaining area." The garden is planted with drought-tolerant indigenous plants to support local wildlife.

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