The Landing – Vineyard Villa
Set within the vineyard at The Landing, the Vineyard Villa designed by Cheshire Architects has a flowing openness connecting Villa with the natural wetland landscape, vines and distant seascape.
The landscaping around the Villa has been kept to a minimum so that the character of the vineyard setting provides the overriding atmosphere. Mature Olive trees have been used to ground the building and their simple form echo’s the architectural style of the carport and arrival area.
Clipped Totara, Olearia and Corokia hedges have been used to provide small garden rooms off the building and compliment the linearly of the Villa and stonewalls. Mass planting of Rosemary has been used off one of the outdoor seating areas. Shrubs and groundcovers on the bank above the Villa provide a subtle mix of silver, green and lilac foliage tones and flowers. A small pebble garden provides a picture garden while looking out the kitchen window, and there is a small herb garden located just beyond this.
The lush green corrugated leaves and large white flowers of the Heralds Trumpet Vine that is trained along the western patio wall provides a soft relief against the cedar wall. The stonewall along the entry path accommodates a white wisteria espalier, with cascading blooms in spring and greenery all summer long.