A contemporary apartment courtyard set amidst the busy commercial metropolis of North Sydney provides a tranquil garden haven with stunning views through the high rise to the city and harbour bridge.

The courtyard design by Living Colour Landscapes is a duet of courtyards, separated physically by a water feature with a second water feature along the rear boundary. There is ample space for a large outdoor dining setting and casual seating with extra seating provided by a low garden wall.

Travertine marble paving is offset by Sydney sandstone veneer walls, painted rendered walls in a palette of earthy colours with a punch of orange.

The planting has a tropical theme with striking rhubarb coloured leaves, set against a tapestry of warm and cool green.

Low voltage lighting brings this garden alive at night, set amidst the neon lights of North Sydney with the city lights as a backdrop.