This site had five primary design challenges. The home is
located at the bottom of a very steep slope in the Oakland hills on a narrow
twisting road with limited off street parking. The homeowner wanted safe
access from the street, to gain some off street parking, and the recent removal
of a large pine tree left a large stump mid slope that could not be taken out.
During our first consultation we found that the homeowner was
one of the Spuddle Brothers a blue grass group in Oakland and the challenges became
an amphitheater for the group and their many musician friends to perform.
The stump was affectionately named the 'pork stump' (just because) and it was
the beginning of outdoor concerts and incredible fun for everyone.
Check out Eric's blog for the history (we are mentioned in the last paragraph) and Google Pork Stump
to find UTube videos of the group performing at the Port Stump and many other
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