Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

(650) 726-7100
www.kkdesigngroup.com

Business Description
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential design with an emphasis on site planning, unique design solutions and strong environmental standards.
We are a process and service oriented firm, providing design solutions that meet our clients' unique lifestyle needs.
Location:
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA US 
Contact:
Steven T. Kikuchi 
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Address
730 Mill Street / 405 Alberto Way #6,
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, California,
United States, 94019 
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To my knowledge, there is no specific term in the Japanese language for the roof or coping over the fence.
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The coping is pre-cast concrete, manufactured by a local company called Napa Valley Cast Stone. It was custom made with a round bull nose edge, acid etch finish, with a custom color. The paving is Arizona Sandstone in Buckskin color, in a pattern called "ashlar". It is set atop a concrete base and mortared in place. Both colors were selected for their compatibility.
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This house is approximately 25 feet from street curb to the closest face of the house. You could probably do something nice with a 16' setback. This house previously lacked curb appeal as well, as per the attached "before" photo
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Totally see how you have totally improved this. Our challenge is even worse. Do you do consulting remotely for a fee? I plan to use this house pic as example of what to do.
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The stone is Arizona sandstone mortared in place with a no grout "ledger" appearance. In a firepit situation, there is an inner wall constructed of concrete or cement block, that is faced in the interior by firebrick. This stone alone could not withstand the intense heat over a prolonged period of time.
April 7, 2014 at 7:02pm   
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This slide was a custom built slide designed to fit within the specifics of shape, clearances and height. Depending upon where you live, there may be some custom fiberglass fabricators. If you have a standard slide configuration, there may be some some products that are available by searching on the internet.
April 7, 2014 at 6:59pm   
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These panels, as well as the entire arbor and project was installed by Douglas Landscape Construction Co. in San Jose, CA
April 7, 2014 at 6:54pm     
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The circular stairs are 4' wide, outside radius dimensioned 8'. Their framing is custom fabricated steel stringers and treads, with steel treads. The treads were faced with Bluestone paving.
March 26, 2014 at 7:06pm      Thanked by josey1
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We specified and the contractor purchased this greenhouse from an online supplier: charleysgreenhouse.com. They have numerous styles and sizes that may fit your need.
March 25, 2014 at 5:42pm   
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The doors are manufactered by Anderson Windows and Doors, a major manufacturer of windows in the U.S. Visit their website for all the options that they offer.
March 25, 2014 at 5:36pm   
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Our apologies, but we do not have accurate floor plans for this house. We designed the outdoor structure and only have measurements for the perimeter of the house. I can tell you that the room to the right on the photo is a Family Room, the window in the middle is to the Kitchen and the room to the left is the Dining Room. The Living Room is beyond the Dining Room, towards the front of the house.
March 25, 2014 at 5:34pm   
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Our apologies, but the lanterns were already on the house when we started our arbor and patio design project. We are not aware of the brand or model number. But that is a very common and available style that most major lighting companies make.
March 25, 2014 at 5:30pm   
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We absolutely love Kikuchi and Kankel Design Group! Steve is very approachable and easy to work with. He helps you see things in the space you are looking to ...
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In my structural engineering career my typical point of contact for projects is the architect. Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group is consistently my most enjoyable ...
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Kikuchi and Kankel Design Group are absolutely the best Landscape Architects that I have ever worked with. They are highly skilled, professional and make every...
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We have worked with Kikuchi & Associates since 1995 when we did a complete landscaping remodel until recently with the addition of a firepit area. Steve Kikuchi...
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Enjoying our beautiful garden is a daily reminder of the reason we contracted with Kikuchi & Associates. After listening to our needs Steve Kikuchi designed a ...
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