Tim Ross has just got it going on. Not only is he a highly intelligent and inspiringly witty man, he is a creative being with a serious appreciation for architecture, art, design, history and cars. Tim can successfully tick the box for stand-up comedy, radio, acting, writing, presenting, music and social commentary. A multi-faceted being that is currently doing stand up around the country with his show ‘Man about the House’, has produced his second volume of the wildly entertaining Car of the Day ‘Zine’, and been working on a documentary for the ABC, due to hit our screens “when it’s ready”. All this, in addition to the role of husband to the equally talented Michelle and father to his boys, Bugsy and Bobby.
Tim and Michelle have featured regularly on architectural and interior design blogs with the incredible restoration of their mid-century modern haven that they call home. The architecture has been truly respected and the interior is simply impeccable, impressively celebrating the era.
It is with great admiration that I approached Tim for an interview for The Outdoor Co.Operative. And as much as the architecture of their home makes my heart sing, I stand true to ‘inspired outdoor living’, and turn my focus to Tim and Michelle’s garden that respectfully compliments their home.
Did you have help designing the garden?
The garden has hand many hands in the mix. There are still remnants from the original owners who built the house in 1959 and then between Michelle, our Architect Geoff Dalgeish and Paul from Garden Focus we managed to put together a plan than has established a garden that will find it’s feet over the next few years.
Essentially we needed some privacy, shade and the major thing we did with the garden was open up a lot of the garden with lawns. We managed to double our useable backyard space and create a large lawn at the front when we removed the long driveway and added the carport.
What is it about architecture that does it for you?
Architecture is art we can live in and I find it breathtaking when it is done well. Considered design is one of the most pleasing things I can think of.
For more Tim Ross goodness including dates for his upcoming events visit him at www.themanaboutthehouse.net.