Producing Your Outdoor Vision
- Created from recycled and reclaimed building materials
- Re-purposed into functional art, keeping waste out of landfills
- Custom designed and handcrafted
- As unique as the reclaimed materials used to build it
We can help you produce your outdoor vision.
At our first meeting with our clients we determine what their vision is, and start looking through our warehouse of available materials including windows, old barn wood, urban forested wood, and French Oak used in wine making. We do the drawings and propose several different design choices for them to choose from. Once we have finalized the design and have materials picked out for their unique structure, we meet with our craftsmen to begin construction.
Each of our structures is built as individual wall segments, with the roof consisting of two separate panels. So for example, a typical four-sided structure would consist of four walls and two roof panels. There may also be two additional gable end panels depending on the design. Each of these panels is loaded onto a trailer for delivery to the client’s site.
We also design two- and three-sided units, as well as custom arbors, to accommodate whatever purpose you can dream up!
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Prior to installation of the structure, the site needs to be prepared to ensure a solid, level surface to erect the structure on. We work with several different landscape contractors that are trained in preparing the site and installing our structures.
Outdoor Living Trends
American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The results also show demand for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.
Sustainable Outdoor Spaces
At A Place to Grow, we not only build spaces, but we build relationships in this community that are amazing. As more and more environmentally conscious consumers are remodeling their homes to make them more energy efficient, A Place to Grow is claiming these materials and repurposing them in their outdoor living structures.
We work with contractors, landscapers, and Habitat for Humanity to collect materials that would ordinarily end up in the landfill. The word is out and now people call us whenever they have wood, windows, or old fences and barn material. We recently collected some French Oak originally used in wine production that has a burgundy hue that really adds great color and texture to the units.
We work with local wood operations that mill urban forested lumber, trees that have either fallen on their own or that an arborist has determined needs to be removed. These logs are milled into the lumber we use for some of our structures. This wood is a work of art all on its own.
The units we create are low maintenance, custom designs crafted for each of our customer’s personal use.
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Craftsmanship and Materials
Each of our structures is custom created with the highest level of attention to detail. We strive to provide our customers with a structure that is aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound. We consider them to be functional art and as such they are constructed with this in mind. The reclaimed windows and doors are each unique in size and therefore need to be custom crafted to fit in each of our structures. We use various repurposed materials, from 100-year-old barn wood to repurposed French oak once used in wine processing, all materials are custom crafted into our structures with the utmost of attention to detailed craftsmanship.
To put a fine point on it, you can get “ordinary” just about anywhere, there is a unique story with each unit from where the windows originated, some having old wavy glass, to the use of old growth redwood that was on the way to the landfill to the use of modern construction remnants such as Cor-ten corrugated and sheet metal. We also have a source for urban forested lumber. What is “urban forested lumber” you may ask? This is lumber milled from trees that have fallen on their own or trees that an arborist has determined must be removed. We’ve partnered with an excellent local mill, Pacific Coast Lumber, that produces this lumber specifically for us to use in our structures.
Outdoor Lifestyle Spaces Currently Available
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Our Hidden Gem has many beautiful features starting with the special beam on the front wall above the door which is marine wood from a decommissioned bait barge off the coast of San Diego. This wood has so much character and is a beautiful accent above the Dutch door! The drop down bar provides a space to enjoy a glass of wine with friends or to have your lunch. When the door is closed you have a nice, big window to enjoy the view of your yard. We brought in beautiful purple “water glass” in the vintage diamond paned window on the back wall and again on the Dutch door on the front wall! This Hidden Gem would made the perfect addition to you outdoor space!
Sales Price was $12,500
Recently Sold Outdoor Lifestyle Spaces
We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us with questions, comments and feedback, or for a quote on purchasing your own Place to Grow.
- Monday-Friday, 9-5:00, Saturday by appointment
- 445 B Prado Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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