This garden had a large, sloping, unused lawn, and the deck from the house was too small. We redesigned this garden by creating a central planter that could accommodate all of the grade changes and connect the spaces. A large deck was designed for access right out of the house at the same level as the interior flooring. The fountain is a central connecting point, leading through the garden to the fire pit area that can be curtained off from the wind. Steps accessing a small patio were designed to make the entertaining space larger. The central planter contains a large magnolia for shade and veggies, easily accessed from the kitchen. This garden has been in the SF Chronicle in an article by Julie Chai and in Sunset Magazine June 2018.