(Paul Dyer, original photo on Houzz)

Backyard Goals: An Urban Oasis in Cow Hollow Is the Perfect Spot for a Slice and a Dip


What started off as a blank slate of a backyard with nary an amenity or even a blade of grass has been transformed into a backyard oasis.

Jeff King & Company worked with architect David Kotzebue to section the 1,000-square-foot yard in San Francisco's Cow Hollow into functional, amenity-filled zones that now include an outdoor kitchen, a dining platform, a fire pit and a hot tub.

Backyard at a Glance

Who plays here: A couple with two school-age children

Size: 1,000 square (92.9 square meters)

Location: Cow Hollow, SF

General contractor: Jeff King & Co.

(Paul Dyer, original photo on Houzz)

The clients wanted a hot tub for lounging in after dinner. Rather than installing a more complicated drop-in unit, Jeff King & Company sunk an above-ground spa into an ipe wood surround to match the decking and offer an advantageous perch point where people can dangle their feet into the water without fully submerging.

This article was written by Jess McBride, and originally appeared on Houzz.

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