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This garden, tucked into rising topography behind a vintage Pacific Heights home, measures 19ft x 32 ft. The client sought a pleasant space to linger as well as appreciate from indoors. She wanted something unexpected while preserving four spindly Birch trees screening her from an adjacent multistory home. RTD took a gestural approach to the garden - one that reflected the client's passion as a major collector of Japanese calligraphy and ink painting. The concept was to wrap the space, including new Birch trees, in a three-dimensional composition of stone, concrete, and copper - much as purchases are wrapped in Japan - simply, elegantly, and with great respect.


General Contractor: Ryan Associates
Metal Fabrication/Installation: Reynaldo Terrazas, The Griffin Company
Stone/Landscape Installation: Raul Campos
Stone Suppliers: Lyngso Garden Materials, Yellow Mountain StoneWorks
Photography: Barbara Boissevain, RTD

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