Menlo Park Garden

Private Garden
Menlo Park, California



Deck It! is a project we designed for a residential client who wanted to maximize the outdoor space on a rectangular suburban lot.  The design takes on two faces of the house: the front yard (public face of the house) and the rear yard (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.