This beautiful garden landscaping ideas created for the SF Residence in San Francisco, California. Designed by Lutsko Associates, an urban residential garden, conceived as outdoor architecture for everyday living, maximizes the impact and experience of a small space. Given its small scale, the garden was conceived as architecture without roofs: a space to both appreciate from the upper levels of the house, as well as an intimate set of restful courtyards to be enjoyed from within. The design pays careful attention to the sensory experience of materials and planting, which contribute to the richness and beauty of the garden.
The garden is divided into a series of three enclosed garden rooms, each rigorously defined by architectural and/or planted edges. The variety of edge treatments—translucent glass, hand-troweled plaster, a curved bronze wall, and planting—explore the relationship between viewer and the adjacent off-site conditions. The walls between rooms are composed of clipped Prunus caroliniana hedges, fit within the structure of steel frames. Thresholds between the spaces create a sense of mystery and discovery as one moves through the garden.