Forest Hills Backyard Escape

The new owners of this home wanted to turn their quickly-staged plastic-and-mulch-covered backyard into something to remind them of a favorite vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest. Our design called for clean modern lines achieved with natural timbers and stone. Finally, the garden was completed with a studio shed so the family can enjoy their escape even on foggy San Francisco nights.



  • Timber and concrete retaining walls, drainage apron and flagstone patio
  • Preserved and enhanced plantings for privacy and natural forest feel

  • Raised beds for year-round color and vegetables
  • Modern outbuilding for extra space and focal point