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Lagunitas: Multi-Level Outdoor Living & Entertainment on Hillside Property

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Terrace landscaping is our specialty at Farnsworth Landscaping

This property is built on a steep incline. In order to reclaim maximum outdoor living space from the steep terrain, we created a series of usable level spaces. The first level features a vegetable garden, the second ( main level) a spacious  outdoor living & entertainment area, a third level features a Native America sweat […]

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Mill Valley: Formal Outdoor Dining Room

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Formal outdoor dining space in Mill Valley

This Mill Valley property originally had a brick patio just off the back of the house, which then dropped 13 inches to the rest of the yard, which also had drainage issues caused by water pooling in the low lying area. To resolve the drainage issues we raised the lower area to the same height […]

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San Francisco: Ipe Hardwood Deck, Patio & Synthetic Turf Lawn

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Hardwood deck, flagstone patio, and synthetic lawn

For this San Francisco residence, we removed 30 yards of sandy soil and built 3 levels of outdoor living areas.  One level features an deck, walkway and steps made of sustainably harvested ipe hardwood, also known as ironwood , a rainforest hardwood that has a fire rating that is close to that of concrete.  A […]

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Patios & Courtyards

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Flagstone patio with pebble inlay

At Farnsworth Landscaping we have extensive experience building patios, such as  stone patios, brick patios, stained concrete patios, gravel patios, exposed aggregate patios, precut pavers and even patios made of bark. This patio uses a pre-cut flagstone from India that looks like Arizona flagstone, but with higher density which makes them less prone to water […]

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Vertical Landscapes, Stone Terraces & Retaining Walls

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We specialize in building vertical landscapes, terraces and retaining walls a common environmental feature of many San Francisco Bay Area residences.  For this Greenbrae residence, we installed concrete benches faced with Connecticut Blue full range flagstone, irrigated planters, and low voltage lighting.

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Stone Steps & Stairways

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Vertical landscapes are our forte at Farnsworth Landscaping. For this reason, we have strong experience in building all kinds of steps and stairways in stone as well as in wood. For the this stone stairway in Lagunitas, we used river washed coping and Mount Mariah flagstone for the stair treads and bench seats.

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