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Sculpt Gardens

San Francisco

Regions Served

  • San Francisco & Bay Area

Sculpt Gardens is a San Francisco landscape design + build company that creates custom, low-maintenance, practical gardens. We work with you to create not just the garden of your dreams, but an additional outdoor living space. We bring decades of experience and, unlike many landscaping companies, we design and we build.

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Owners

  • John and Danielle Steuernagel

Locations

  • San Francisco

Featured Projects

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Humangear

This indoor/outdoor office was created in an old mechanics shop in an Upper Haight warehouse for Humangear, a small product design firm. In the rear of the building, the roof had been removed decades past and the ruins of an old garden remained. Left were beautiful structural beams, large trees and great structure for a private office garden. The newly renovated (by BoorBridges Architecture) indoor lunchroom & lounge made for a seamless connection into nature via a large roll-up door. Outside, the roof beams were painted in charcoal grey to contrast the sky and plants and the walls were stripped of paint to expose the rustic concrete aggregate. Boardwalk style paths were designed as “thinking trails” and extends out of the center cog which came as an inspiration from the “humangear” company logo. The custom ‘sunburst’ cantilevered booth seating surrounds the bluestone FirePit table for company meetings. It has built-in wide armrests to sit your computer or tablet. A nook nearby boasts a glass white board flanked by parallel benches to make a great atmosphere for brainstorming. An homage to the nearby “Hippy Hill” of Golden Gate Park was softened with grought friendly faux turf in a corner on the sunny side of the garden.

Photos: Cesar Rubio
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Laidley Lookout

This multi-tiered “party pad” has 5 levels that were strategically carved into the hillside for epic views. Out went 400 cubic yards of soil, in came 130 cubic yards of concrete to create the wide board-formed concrete walls. Plants were snuck into every possible corner to soften, create ambience, and screen the city vibes. Outside the great room, the custom-cut geometric natural stone patio and fire pit table draws you into the outdoor kitchen and lounge. There is a massive lilac bluestone counter and sink, redwood-faced drawers, simple stainless faucet, and built-in barbecue. The large cantilevered wood bench and nearby planters are capped with blue stone and make for extra seating all around. Walk up to the next level and rinse off with the outdoor shower wand, surrounded by tropical plants, flowers, and fresh fruit trees. Then slip into the custom stainless hot tub and reach for an apple from the overhanging branches. The next playful level has faux turf groundcover, wood bleacher-style seating, and brightly-colored chaise lounge furnishings. Walk up to the very top, where a mirror-clad cube room might trick your eye in the best of ways, inserting an ancient Dawn Redwood into the sweeping skyline. Return to ground level, where an additional garden nook outside of the home office is a mini oasis with soft faux-turf flooring and a massive stone water wall that trickles 15’ into a Koi pool. Find a place to reboot on the heated concrete bench or vibrant rope swings.

Photos: Eric Laignel

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