Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Palo Alto Green Point Rated House contemporary porch
 

Palo Alto Green Point Rated House

2nd floor deck garden, Built in outdoor tub, planters and operable shade screen.
Architect: Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Interior Design: John Lum Architecture
Landscape Architect: Arterra LLP, Vera Gates
Lighting Design: Alice Prussin
Photograph : David Wakely
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http://www.cathyschwabearchitecture.com

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Joe Hoppis wrote:
Two quick questions: 1. The sun shade on the pergola who/where can o
   Comment   December 18, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi Joe --
I have posted information about this sunshade previously inclusive of the name of the installer/fabricator Synthia Petroka, the fabric ( from Sunbrella) and the source of all the hardware/cabling - Feeney Wire Rope -- perhaps this is why you cut your message short -- if
what is posted is not what you need to know -- feel free to write again - and I'll try to answer your questions.
Best,
Cathy
December 19, 2013 at 9:50am     
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τεντες wrote:
Can you give us more information for the pergola? Thanks! - I would like to find some more information about the pergola. http://www.tentes-raftopoulos.gr/pergoles
   Comment   April 10, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
I posted a response to this question some months ago - so here it is pasted in again -- the shade cloth is Sunbrella fabric -- with the exception of the Starbucks green, the lighter colors and more open weaves last longer. The cloth is hung on stainless steel removable cables - all the hardware isfrom Feeney Wire Rope -- great company, beautiful products, long lasting. The sections were sized to make it possible for one person, about my height ( 5' - 4") to draw them with batons -- one on each side which get hooked and or remain hanging from grommets. The awning was made ( sewn) by Synthia Petroka who also consulted on the layout, pull direction, spacing of the cables. She is a sailor and sailcloth/awning.. fabricator -- great to work with and I recommend her highly.She brings fabric samples -- does the sewing and installation. The awning and cables are suspended from a steel frame -- C sections and square tubes welded together and bolted to the house walls and post based set below the decking. The awning can port in both directions when not stretched out. Synthia is a great resource. -- Best, Cathy

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April 10, 2013 at 2:35pm     
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tckaufmann wrote:
Where did you get the lounge chairs? Love them - I am at the final stages of my roof deck in Philly and would love to find a chair like this...any insight? THanks TK
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Michelle Garnica wrote:
Planters, etc. - I love the metal planters around the deck area. Who made them and how are they attached? It's a little mini sanctuary. Great use of a small space ...a lot of use of the verticle.
   Comment   January 22, 2013
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Hi-
the planters are actually not metal -- although I agree that they do like they are. They are fiber reinforced plastic -- I need to get more information from the landscape architect -- Vera Gates from Arterra ( they are also on Houzz) and will get back to you to let you know where we got them from -- and any other information that she has.
They are largely weight bearing -- they sit somewhat below the level of the decking which acts as a restraint. If you want to contact me off line -- use cschwabe@earthlink.net I would be happy to scan the details and send them to you.
Thanks for the compliments -- I agree this is a lovely space and has very much the feeling of a sanctuary that the clients wanted. Collaborating with Vera on this was a real joy -- she is a gifted designer and I found the experience really inspiring.
More soon --
Cathy
January 24, 2013 at 7:32am   
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Hi Michelle -
I just heard back from Vera Gates about the planters.
The manufacture is a company called Tournesol.
They are fiberglass. She is not sure how they apply the color but thinks its just sprayed on. Both/ std sizes and also custom sizes are available.
Here is the link for more information:
http://www.tournesolsiteworks.com/product-Wilshire%20Collection%20Rectangles.html

They really do nice work- I hope this helps and you are able to use them.
Best,
Cathy
January 25, 2013 at 10:43am   
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jahoss wrote:
Will you please tell me the name and manufacturer of the tile? It is the most beautiful I have ever seen.'
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joycealaina
you know, it looks more like a tub than a jacuzzi. I would love to bathe in a private place. is this a tub? I like sitting in fresh water every time. As i live in Southern California the climate is right. However, now I live in a community without outside space, so I missed that chance.
February 27, 2014 at 4:01pm   
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I very much like the good use of a small space. Perhaps it is off of Master Bedroom.
February 27, 2014 at 4:04pm   
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Beth's Home Deseyen, Inc. wrote:
Where did the Built in Outdoor tub come from?
   Comment   October 23, 2012
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Beth's Home Deseyen, Inc.
Cathy thank you so much, that's so very helpful and looks like something I'm going to get. Do you have any idea the ball park on pricing? Just trying to provide a client a ballpark?
October 24, 2012 at 2:54pm   
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Hi Beth - The best idea is to contact Duravit directly -- you will likely have a local rep. And or google Duravit Sundeck tub -- brings up pricing -- not cheap.
They are really nice though.
Cathy
October 24, 2012 at 3:33pm   
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Elain Stuebe wrote:
Can you tell me about the shade for patio?
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τεντες
Very nice work!
April 10, 2013 at 5:53am   
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Tenshon, LLC
Agreed. Really great application of the fabric.
April 10, 2013 at 9:31am   
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It's important to note that the fabric will determine the quality of light for the exterior space. A white and gauzy type fabric will create an ethereal light.
1. Create an outdoor retreat. Outdoor living spaces are all the rage, so make good use of your backyard by creating your own day spa. Pair a one-person tub like this one from Duravit with chaise longues and a contemporary awning for a much-needed escape from real life.

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