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Garden Architecture/Robert Trachtenberg

Working in collaboration with architect Marshall Schneider and interior designer Jean Larette, our team created a series of outdoor spaces that took full advantage of the sweeping views of vineyards, and ridgelines.
All photography by Robert Trachtenberg

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May 15, 2014
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Ideally what you want to do is dig out a little bit, back fill with compactable class II road base and then pour your concrete pad with rebar (in a perfect world.) The wood would rot over time and cause the concrete to crack and eventually fail. If you're looking at prefab options, you can let that sit on the gravel you already have and probably be happy with the result and it would be cost efficient. Good luck!
    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:53PM
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April 22, 2014
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I would also like to know the name of the rock or other material for the Territorial utlise your soil.
    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 8:37AM
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July 13, 2012
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this table was custom made in Brazil
    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 2:53PM
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April 29, 2014
Natalie Wertz wrote:
who is the manufacturer of the fireplace?
May 12, 2013
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