Sunset Magazine's 2010-2011 Dream Garden Awards
patio of bluestone pavers, crushed rock, and low groundcovers, edged with a sinuous concrete seat wall—and contained fire burns in a custom firepit of Cor-ten steel. * Mod materials. Crushed drain rock adds a contemporary edge to bluestone pavers. * Groundcovers. Irish moss, creeping thyme, and chamomile soften the rock.
Bench - Modern - Landscape - San Francisco - by MICHAEL HENNESSEY ARCHITECTURE | Houzz
The bench is supported by custom steel brackets that are anchored to the concrete retaining wall. I've attached a detail for your reference. The design intent was to emphasize a floating plane of wood, rather than bringing attention to the connection.
Gallery – Rambling Inner-City Garden
Chinese star jasmine (*Trachelospermum jasminoides*) and Silver-veined creeper (*Parthenocissus henryana*) grow on the pergola. A slab of bluestone is cantilevered off the wall to function as a barbecue bench. Underneath is spicy-scented Cardamom (*Elettaria cardamomum*). On the ground, bluestone rounds have been combined with exposed aggregate.: [object Object]