Roof Terrace by Frank Holbrook DesignTraditional Patio, San Francisco
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A small wonder doesn't have to be out in the woods and away from it all. Some of the best opuscules can be temporary tents erected on a rooftop. Providing a sense of shelter and place, this rooftop structure is at once private and connected to the world at large.
Roof TerraceBy Frank Holbrook DesignThis elegant outdoor pagoda off the master bedroom is the perfect outdoor room. Striped outdoor fabric from Perennials offers shelter and frames the stunning view of the San Francisco Bay. Designer Frank Holbrook took the design over the top with an antique chandelier, plants and accessories in a traditional European estate style.