MENLO RESIDENCE GARDEN
Menlo Park, California
Deck It! is a project we designed for a residential client that wanted to maximize the outdoor space on a rectangular suburban lot. The design takes on two faces of the house, the front yard, the public face of the house and the rear yard, the private garden. For the front yard we kept things relatively simple in formalizing the entry experience with large concrete pavers and the creation of a new front porch. In the rear yard we split the long narrow space with a deck that extended out from the main living area of the house. The scheme for the deck was to warp the horizontal surface of the deck to a vertical usable surface. Inserted into the vertical wall is a lounge couch, succulent garden and a retractable shade canopy. Construction was completed in May 2012.