Decks, Gates, Pergolas, and Stairs to Fit Your Northern California Lifestyle

Here in the Bay Area counties of Marin, Sonoma, and Napa, we're blessed with a mild climate and like to enjoy our time outdoors. Why just look at your yard from a window? A well-designed landscape — and the design options are limitless — will allow you to get outside and enjoy it.

Decks extend the square footage of your living space. My landscape designs focus on integrating your decks with your indoor living area. Decks are also a great way to expand your useable outdoor space, especially if your home is on a sloping lot.

Too much of a good thing? Even in our mild climate it's nice to duck into the shade on a hot afternoon. A shade structure — pergola, arbor, or trellis just might become your favorite garden destination for quiet contemplation or an outdoor room for entertainment.

Gates keep the dog in and the deer out, but why stop at function? A gate can be customized to be a thing of beauty to enhance your landscape design.

Similarly, stairs in a landscape design provide for the mechanical means of transitioning from place to place, but they can do so much more. Paired with handrails, they convey rhythm and sense of scale and style. They can be rustic or refined, low-key or majestic.