Adamstown Heights Residence
Suburban jungle sanctuary
Who says a suburban family garden can’t knock your socks off?
Anyone who does can be directed here, to this unexpected tropical hideaway on a perfectly ordinary Newcastle street.
Starting with an unusable sloping site, we worked the levels to create four zones – entertaining, pool, fire pit and children’s play areas – with strong connections to each other and with the upstairs living area.
We paid our respects to the existing mature frangipani tree, incorporating this stunning natural feature into the design.
We got a bit bold, making the call to re-engineer the back of the house to create the expansive and utterly envy-inducing entertaining area.
And we made it all beautiful, with lush foliage and striking plant textures, vertical timber pool fencing allowing for the play of light and sound, and sandstone logs providing rustic warmth around the fire pit.
The completed outdoor space is a winner for our awesome clients, who love living in it, playing in it and sharing it with friends and family – and we love that they love it.*
* It is also officially a winner! This design won the 2018 AILDM Gold Award in the Residential Landscape Design 50–150m2 category. Read all about it here.
Mark Tisdell surprised and delighted us with his innovative design. Consultations with Mark have been comfortable and he was always willing to discuss any of our reservations, queries and suggestions.
Mark Tisdell from MUD nailed it with the first design concept! And was able to bring this to life with detailed plans that enabled us to get a better idea of how it would look when finished.
I found Mark to be very courteous, polite, punctual and easy to work with. Mark provides a very high level of service and my garden is now an area that I can sit in, relax and enjoy.
We are loving our new garden and shed! Mark Tisdell from MUD was very accommodating, easy to work with, and listened to our design aims.
Meeting times were easy to arrange, plans were delivered as promised and his relationship with Aaron has certainly made the project uncomplicated to manage.
The level of service was great, Mark was available to answer the many questions we had regarding plant and materials along the way.
I couldn’t be any happier with the transformation. It has exceeded all my expectations!
We were very satisfied with MUD’s design process. Mark was willing to re design any detail until we were completely happy.
The garden, while a work in progress, is dramatically different and is already a joy to view. We are looking forward to seeing it mature!
This project changed the way our home and interior exterior living works. With a beautiful outlook from every angle and entertaining options for not just summer, but winter as well. We couldn’t be happier with the result!
I would highly recommend Mark Tisdell to anyone in need of a Landscape Architect.
Mark was flexible with meeting times, and comprehensive in resourcing materials and services for our building and gardening work.
I have already recommended Mark from MUD to a few friends!
We now have a wonderful and inviting garden and living area where we previously did not use the existing space!