Potreo Hill ModernModern Patio, San Francisco

Jude Hellewell and Laura White

Patio - modern concrete patio idea in San Francisco with a fire pit and no cover —  Houzz
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Spacify Inc, wrote:Dec 26, 2011
kellyrachelk wrote:Jun 16, 2012
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    Rasmussen Gas Logs
    Fire pit cover will help protect the burner and etc from the elements. (Sun and water)
  • jituchiku
    What size of this backyard??
Lauren F wrote:Mar 23, 2012
playa wrote:Mar 15, 2012
  • ltwhite
    the landscape contractor did everything...Gentry Landscapes.
  • Juliana Alarcon
    How did you make the lines in the concrete in the upper level. Thank you.
simikaye wrote:Jun 30, 2012
  • simikaye
    Thx, its really lovely
  • lindseyanne_dobbs

    what type of rock is between the pavers?

Denise Vilim wrote:Apr 4, 2012
  • Denise Vilim
    Thanks Lisa! After reading your response, I did a search for both types and found the following 2 photos of Yucca elephantipes, which look almost identical to the one pictured above. It is difficult to tell between the different species because many are so similar to one another. I actually have 4 Yucca cane elephantipes (according to the label from the plant store) in my front flower bed, but they sure don't look like the ones pictured here. Ha ha. I think they are still relatively young though, so maybe in time...
    Thanks for the info!
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    Lisa Hallett Taylor
    I have Giant Yuccas growing in my front and back yards, and they do, indeed grow pretty fast. There's one in my yard that is probably reaching up to 30 feet, although I've never measured it. When my dog was younger he used to climb the trunk, chasing lizards. The trunks are strong and can grow horizontally before reaching skyward. They do need to be pruned once a year or so -- by pulling off the dead leaves that are usually at the bottom. When they get up to 20 feet or so, it's time to call in someone with a big ladder!
cotto6450 wrote:Dec 3, 2014
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    Elevate Design Studios
    Check out Brown Jordan Fires. ( http://www.brownjordanfires.com). They make several modern fire bowls similar to the one in the photo. Brown Jordan fires burn Bio Fuel so they are very clean burns and do not require the need to plumb in gas lines. You can also burn them indoors is you have the space. Let us know if you need any advice selecting or working with Brown Jordan. We have a great connection with them and use them on many of our projects.

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    Outer space Landscape Architecture
    it's from the green goddess, it is plumbed for natural gas (fixed).
Ana Cecilia wrote:Apr 9, 2012
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    Sea Classics Trading
    The furniture appears to by Summer Classics. Fabric is sumbrella which can be left outside with no problem Contact me and I can give you more info on furniture
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    Outer space Landscape Architecture
    It's from Dedon, outdoor furniture.
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              impounder added this to PatioMay 21, 2019

              in general all the ones I like are the 3 sided areas with potential for an ottoman on 4th side,

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              in general all the ones I like are the 3 sided areas with potential for an ottoman on 4th side,

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