Built-in planter boxes made of redwood give a young family easy access to vegetable and herbs in their backyard, surrounded by two- and three-story apartment buildings in San Francisco. The project by St John Landscapes won a 2015 award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.
This backyard retreat features a beautiful oversized pergola housing a wood dining table and chairs. The pergola has a roof and even a ceiling fan to make this space shady and cool even on the warmest of days.
The large pergola provides plenty of room for entertaining. The fireplace takes the chill off of the cool summer evenings, while lighting adds drama to the space at night. The floor of the pergola is one step up from the pool deck to give it more prominence.
The back patio with a fireplace and pergola is surrounded by dense landscape to give the space an enclosed feeling. This area of the backyard is great in every season. The fireplace adds an element of warmth in the cooler months.
The Bucktown Hot Tub Retreat provides a serene space to relax amid the active city. The space features a new roof deck with Ipe decking, concrete counters, cedar pergola, tempered glass panels and fire pit.
This backyard space is a beautiful space to gather and enjoy the outdoors. The outdoor sitting room is covered by a large pergola with stone accents and a gorgeous stone patio. A pebble border adds a finishing touch to the new outdoor living space with the pool just a few feet away.
Two pergolas flank the pool house and create outdoor rooms. One pergola forms a casual living room, complete with informal fire feature on an irregular bluestone patio. The other pergola design includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised bed stairs soften the hardscape.