Sausalito Hillside Deck Featured in Architect’s Newspaper

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Outdoor Stairs

In partnership with Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects and Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture, we helped these Sausalito homeowners turn a steep hillside backyard into a series of lush vertical gardens. The outdoor retreat now has a sense of privacy thanks to Alaskan yellow cedar garden walls and decking, while the layout is designed to maximize the property’s magnificent bay view.

As The Architect’s Newspaper put it:

“The Sausalito Residence also has a street-side garden, an unusual feature for such a steep site. Griffin conceived of the garden, which landscape architect Scott Lewis reworked into a series of terraces, as a counterbalance to the spectacular view. Because of the garden, she said, the house ‘had the ability to be perched, but also feel grounded. We really saw the space as a kind of threshold that allowed you to hover between land and view.’ To echo the ivy-covered fence it replaced, the clients chose a slatted Alaskan yellow cedar perimeter wall, with gaps allowing glimpses of the lush landscaping inside.”

Yellow Cedar Deck and Garden Wall

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Deck and Garden Wall

Alaskan Yellow Cedar decking

Carport and Cedar Privacy Fence

Horizontal Panel Wood Privacy Fence

Planted Garden Fence