A Small Landscape Urbis Landscapes May-June 2007, Issue 12

"When a developer transforms a tired old villa into a comfortable 21st century home, the garden can sometimes seem like an afterthought. Not so in the leafy suburb of Herne Bay, Auckland, where Damian Wendelborn has wrought his midas touch.

Wendelborn, of Urbanite Landscape Design has successfully woven traditional garden design with elements of modern landscaping to create an exterior living space in keeping with both the old and new stylistic touches that are evident in this renovated villa.

… Having decided with the owner that a swimming pool was not the right way to bring the soothing effect of water into this tight space, Wendelborn placed a stream along the entire length of the back boundary. Backed by a wall of half-height honed concrete blocks, this further accentuates the horizontal line. A single blade of water falls onto kaiaua river stones at the base."