Design: Residential, Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA
Shades of Green Landscape Architecture
Principal: Ive Haugeland
Designer: Jamie Morf
Client: Troon-Pacific Inc.
This garden for a LEED-Platinum residence in San Francisco creates two distinct modern outdoor living rooms, each with its own fire feature to take the chill off the cool nights. The lower garden features custom stone pavers with gravel pockets to provide a sophisticated permeable surface. The patio and the adjacent no-mow lawn establish a varied surface suitable for entertaining. An at-grade fire feature and a raised water fountain create strong focal points for the garden. A semi-translucent glass fence allows light into the space while still providing a sense of privacy. A strong line of bamboo softens the tall walls of the adjacent house and moves from outdoors to inside, helping to link the strong vertical space of the interior stairwell to the cityscape beyond. On the upper rooftop deck, an elevated fireplace and built-in barbecue establish an outdoor lounging area and provide a warm environment for entertaining.