Glen Park, a wonderful neighborhood in San Francisco, could provide an entire semester of architectural material if you took the time to walk up and down the hilly streets. Spanish […]
What’s an ofuro? What’s the difference between Japanese hot tubs, or soaking tubs, and American? Definition, differences and benefits of having an ofuro as part of your landscaping project. If you’ve always […]
Our first project in 2014 brings us back to West Portal and its a large one for San Francisco Standards. Below is a shot of the rear before construction. We’ll be constructing new fences and sunken patios with contemporary concrete retaining walls that are becoming so popular these days. Also included is a gas fire pit, stainless weir waterfearure, decks, lights and much more.
Below is a before shot of an uninviting, underutilized backyard. We started with demo of the entire yard and concrete forms for a raised concrete planter which has become popular for todays contemporary styling.
Below is a before shot of the front yard. Client expressed a larger entrance patio that is more inviting and a general redesign to increase curb appeal. The following three shots were provided by the homeowner and posted on yelp: Below is a shot of the expanded patio. Materials used were silver quartzite flagstone with a limestone border. Note the FX Luminaire Brass step light.
This residence in the outer sunset currently has crumbling concrete retaining walls/steps, terraces that slope and no foliage excepts for weeds. Not a very inviting environment for a young couple with a new baby. We were asked to provide a makeover, with a set strict budget and to include a deck, new steps, fix up the walls, turf and plants. We were shown some photos of elements they liked and we took it from there. Below are two photos of before.
February 13, 2013:
This project brings us to the Buena Vista neighborhood in San Francisco. We’ll be replacing this wall with something much stronger. A concrete wall is of course the most durable lasting 80 plus years but if budget is a factor,
Below is a photo of a rear yard in Noe Valley. We installed the lower deck and fences about 6 months ago and soon we’ll be going back to finish the landscaping. Included in the project will be a patio, stone planters, water feature, spiral stairs, curved bench/pergola, lighting, plants etc.
Below is Recology’s Sustainable Crushing, another green facility that Tamate landscaping utilizes. This operation is only known to tradesman, and is hidden in the Bayview. Heres the only sign they […]