2760 34th Avenue – Modern Backyard with Custom Built in BBQ

Project Neighborhood: Parkside
Date: February 2019
Duration: 4 weeks
Landscaping Project: Modern and sustainable backyard transformation, complete with custom built in BBQ unit, fire pit, L-shaped redwood bench, retaining walls/raised planters, redwood fence, travertine pavers, and lighting/irrigation system.

For this landscape project in the Parkside neighborhood of San Francisco, we started with a barren slate in the backyard of our client’s home.  Our client was looking for a modern style landscape where they could retreat to.  

Our client also wanted a built in BBQ area and sink incorporated into the backyard landscape, in addition to a custom made fire pit.  To reduce the street noise and make the area more private, redwood fencing was added along the perimeter of the landscape.

Leveling The Area

After the plans were agreed to, we started by leveling out the area and constructing the raised planters along the fence line with CMUs. Fence posts and redwood planks went up simultaneously. The raised planters were then finished with off-white stucco.  

The fire pit concrete forms were set and filled with concrete. Next travertine pavers were laid for the entire remaining area.

A redwood pergola was built over the BBQ area and a v-shaped redwood bench was constructed and stained. The BBQ and sink were brought in and built into the corner of the landscaped area. The top surface of the BBQ/sink area was finished with black basalt.

Finally, the BBQ/sink area and fire pit were finished with stone veneer.  The raised planters were filled with planting compost and selected plants were brought in. Irrigation and lighting system was also installed, along with hanging bistro lights.

The Completed Project

The completed landscape was magical.  A sustainable backyard retreat for relaxing and entertaining with modern clean lines. What more can you ask for?!

The pictures above showcase our finished product. Our client’s wishes for a modern, relaxing backyard retreat with BBQ area, fire pit, raised planters, travertine patio, and sitting area came true.