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Cary Bernstein Architect Potrero House


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Monique Putting wrote:
The white garden chairs look great. Where do I find them? Monique
   Comment   August 4, 2013
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September 29, 2013 at 8:45pm   
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witchey1 wrote:
Any details of the construction? - Curious what was used to retain the hill behind the bench?
   Comment   May 16, 2013
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Yes, there's a wisteria vine that will cover the trellis. It's like a Feeny system.
September 29, 2013 at 8:48pm   
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skatekey wrote:
What are the wood boards? - They are on the slope Is it a seat?
   Comment   May 20, 2012

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A plum tree shades the front gravel courtyard, featuring a swoopy ipé bench a landscape designer built as part of an earlier renovation.
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And, of course, the most amazing shady space is the one nature herself creates. If you're lucky enough to have a patch of shady earth, take advantage of it! Plan now for that fabulous summer dining space, that outdoor office, or that breezy reading bench. And enjoy! Next: Browse more photos of patio designs
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A lightweight dining set has its upside too: It's easy to move around to get that right mix of shade and light as the sun travels across the sky. See more of this house.
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If you have a large tree, you have an almost instant nest in your outside space. The line of most tree branches is an arcing curve — perfect to enclose a space as a ceiling. This tree creates an intimate setting for a dining area, gracefully providing shade and protection from above. The bench continues the line of the tree creating another place to rest. This space is also situated below grade, so it feels somewhat cave-like thanks to the surrounding berms of earth. I could spend hours in this nest!
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"Ladies who enjoy lunch" party. Dappled shade and a relaxed atmosphere create the perfect setting for catching up with friends.
3. Make a statement with a big swoop. Have a steep hillside that's impossible to plant? Use it to your advantage by building in a unique curved bench.See the rest of this house

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on Monday
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April 9, 2014
groovy wooden bench on the slope. would be warmer than stone to sit on.
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Bench built into retaining wall
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courtyard tree
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Bench as retaining wall
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turns to bench
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do we make our "entertainment bank" atop the first and maybe only retaining wall use grass cover or rock cover - would prefer grass.
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Space in front of rose bed could accommodate this seat design
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I love the slope seat!
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same plant used over and over on slant
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retaining wall
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Wisteria vine
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bench for slope
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wood bench
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love the bench... could maybe part of wall?
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Kind of what we have now
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houtsitplekke...(kurwe)..mattenklodt agterstoep
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Bench wood
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too modern but build into existing hillside
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Incorporates the tree as a focal point and not as an accessory.
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We need to incorporate the nature aspect into it
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