San Francisco: Shkolnikov Residence

View of arbor/bar with new custom fence and central planting area

Garden with existing fence and storage (before)

Long view of garden and new deck with built‐in benches, and fire pit bench at upper level

Long view of garden space (before)

At grade deck under construction

Copper fire pit on flagstone with succulent trough and plantings

Built‐in seating

Redesign of back garden to be a very low‐maintenance landscape with an at grade deck, built‐in seating, and a fire pit. The three‐level deck presented the opportunity to change deck board direction at each level, creating a dynamic pattern that helped to differentiate the activity area of the large deck.