Richmond, Australia-based Eckersley Garden Architecture designed this modern outdoor space to make the most of every square inch. The home’s small lot demanded an efficient use of space – especially since a pool, garden and sitting area were all part of the design. Lush and fresh, tall flowering grasses fringe the front of the property. The heady fragrance of lilac can be smelled from a distance, welcoming your home while its pale purple blossoms bring and romantic softness to the otherwise modern concrete and glass house. Beyond the main entry it all comes to life – leafy green vines creep down stone walls and a wood fence, drawing attention upward to the eye-level greenery and the open sky above. Colorful pebbled patios abut stone pavers surrounding an L-shaped pool, which maximizes the limited ground area while framing the house and a sunken seating area. Though small, this totally sweet outdoor space design brings together elements of earth, air and water. Eckersley Garden Architecture.