Built-in ipe wood and concrete benches make space for guests, along with an outdoor dining area with built-in barbecue. The fountain has a simple but stunning weir that comes out of the retaining wall into a shallow pool, designed so that one can perch on the edge and be near the water.
Noe Valley Modern
This garden has all the works! It was formerly a red tile patio just off the back door that sloped into an overgrown planted hill. By using hardscaping, I was able to create many places to relax and entertain. The cantilevered concrete bench keeps the ground plane open, making the space seem larger. The thickness of the floating bench references the ipe beams of the other benches in the garden, which gives it that floating feel. I completed the look with a fire pit and sculptural heated furniture from Galanter & Jones.