Wine Country EscapeTransitional Porch, San Francisco
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2. A busy couple of San Francisco design professionals wanted to fully embrace indoor-outdoor living at their ranch house in St. Helena. They hired landscape architect Katharine Webster to create a beautiful low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape. Out front a funky swinging chair beckons from the front porch. It looks out on a sculptural garden; a hedge of Carolina cherry laurel (Prunus caroliniana ‘Monus’) offers privacy from the busy street.
The homeowners found the swing, reminiscent of a ski-lift chair, at a flea market in Texas. They also chose the barn lights. The planters from Greenform are made of lightweight fiberglass. “We love that company — their planters are clean architectural shapes that make designs tighter,” Webster says. “They blend in tastefully and don’t add visual noise like other types of planters can.” Double Take: Did That Chair Come From a Ski Lift?