Though home to Facebook and the people that created it, Menlo Park should actually be considered a Bay Area retreat. Enjoying 255 sunny days each year, and an 84 out of 100 on the Sperling Comfort Index, rest and relaxation is an everyday experience.

In this Silicon Valley suburb, precipitation is not the drawback. Instead, some reprieve from the sun with complete shade protection is of utmost importance. Especially when homeowners have every intention to host and entertain guests in their beautiful poolside oasis.

Working with Hawk Building Company of the Bay Area, and Shades of Green Landscape Architecture, we helped create an outdoor space that would ensure maximum comfort and utilization, but also maintain beauty and elegance for one Menlo Park resident.

Covering almost 500 sq.ft, the pergola covered space is fitted with a bar, overhead heaters and lights, as well as perimeter curtains to block wind and sun.  This particular space brings all the comforts of their home, outside.

To complement the design, utility and comfort of the space, we installed five motorized ShadeFX canopies without disturbing any of the spaces design requirements.

“ShadeFX fabricated and installed motorized shades for a pool trellis.  The trellis had a lot of intricate details and features which the ShadeFX team has no problem factoring in.  The installation was on time and completed smoothly.  All the departments I interacted with were professional, helpful and offered sound recommendations. The end product is beautiful.  We hope to collaborate with ShadeFX again on future projects.”

– Nancy Hawke, Hawke Building Company

Through steady dialogue, collaboration and a shared vision, we were able to provide a solution that not only pleased the homeowner but also our collaborators, Hawke Building Company and Shades of Green Landscape Architecture. Much like them, we look forward to our next project.

“ShadeFX was great to work with designing and installing a custom, motorized, retractable shade system for our poolside pergola.  They were incredibly responsive and helpful and the quality of the final product was excellent.  It was a great addition to a little piece of paradise for our clients.  Happy Client makes very happy designers.  Thanks to the sales team for their diligence, promptly responding to all inquiries and even checking in when the project has been quiet for some time. Excellent experience and excellent end result.  We will definitely be working with them on future projects.”

– Taya Shoup, Shades of Green Landscape Architecture