A Total Concept - Landscape Architects & Swimming Pool Designers

A Total Concept - Landscape Architects & Swimming Pool Designers
  • Address: 21 Ellalong Road, Cremorne
  • Phone: (02) 9957 5122
  • Mobile: 0407 245 201



The owners of the featured property loved their Sunshine Coast hinterland retreat, with its views of Mount Coolum down to Mooloolaba. They enjoyed the quiet countryside, the cane fields, green bush and native birds and animals. That being said, they lacked a way to escape the intense summer heat, and an area to entertain their friends.

For this reason, they went to John Storch at A Total Concept – Landscape Architects & Swimming Pool Designers to help them locate and design a swimming pool and surrounding garden which would complete their residence.

A Total Concept designed a beautiful contemporary pool with bold infinity edges and an elevated adjacent entertaining area to take better advantage of the extensive views. They ensured that the style and shape of the pool and surrounds was complementary to the architecturally designed residence and enhanced the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

The pool and surrounds were set within extensive native gardens. The simplicity of design and limited variation of materials used, including the blonde sandstone paving, contrasts beautifully with the vibrant cobalt coloured water and invites all to enjoy this tranquil complex.

The native gardens, including acacias, mat-rush, coastal rosemary and lomandra have ensured that the local animals and birds are still made to feel at home as is the desire of the owners. Visiting wallabies, rosellas and ducks regularly share the garden with the owners, their guests and the perfume of planted boronias.

Through the design skills of A Total Concept, the country retreat with a new pool and surrounding gardens is now complete. A Total Concept was able to listen to their clients’ wishes and convert them into their own piece of utopia.

A Total Concept is an established award winning practice specialising in the integration of beautiful and functional swimming pools, gardens and cabanas for projects ranging from simple family homes or elaborate residential properties to boutique and resort-style developments. They provide services extending from consultations, designs and specifications, council approvals and builder recommendations through to the total management of the project and contract administration.

The company brings together all aspects of the project, helping with specifying pool equipment to the choice of materials and colours, cabana fixtures and fittings, paving selections, landscape lighting and types of plants. Although they are based in Sydney, A Total Concept are now frequently working Australia-wide. Currently, they have numerous projects in Queensland for clients that want to capitalise on their properties.