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Home Studios

San Cristobal

Taking backyard living to a new level.

Voila, the grand dame of Summerwood’s studio designs. Generously spacious but elegantly appointed, this wooden home studio features beautiful wide French doors and magnificent walls of windows. So even though you’re fully enclosed, you can welcome the great outdoors in all year round. Its solid western red cedar construction is a great idea for this home studio kit as it provides a warmth that thrills the senses while lowering the blood pressure. Perfect as your quiet backyard getaway, office or gathering place for company.

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  • Our wooden San Cristobal backyard studio is elegantly put together to enhance your backyard office retreat. Learn everything you need to know about the San Cristobal backyard studio in these style tabs.

  • San Cristobal backyard studio


- Characterized by an elliptically curved hip roof and cupola.
- Solid western red cedar construction.
- Perfect as a backyard getaway.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Taller windows
  • Solid Wall Panels
  • Solid Wall Windows
  • Upgraded glass:
    Dual Pane / Frosted / Standard

Floor plan

Below are a few sample floorplans that articulate the popular options associated with the San Cristobal.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • San Cristobal backyard studio Floor Plan 1
Popular San Cristobal studio door & window configurations
  • San Cristobal backyard studio Floor Plan 2
Floorplan with an enlarged detail of our backyard studio wall-framing component

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own traditional San Cristobal space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

What San Cristobal studio size should I get?

Depending on the usage, a good rule of thumb to follow is to accommodate a few chairs and a patio table inside the structure. Our smallest gazebo (8’) will comfortably accommodate 2 adults. If you need more space, increase the size of your gazebo by 2’ to give extra room for 2 more adults. (i.e. 10’ gazebo holds 4 adults).


Level of Difficulty:

Though the San Cristobal studio building requires some carpentry skills, it’s a great DIY construction project. Our gazebo kits include easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process. Below is a series of photos showing one of our San Cristobal gazebo being assembled.

  • San Cristobal backyard studio floor sections on patio stones

    Pool cabana gazebo floor sections on patio stones

  • San Cristobal backyard studio wall framing materials

    Gazebo wall framing materials

  • San Cristobal backyard studio wall assembly

    Studio gazebo wall assembly

  • Roof assembly preparations for San Cristobal backyard studio

    Roof assembly preparations for a San Cristobal gazebo

  • San Cristobal backyard studio completed with French doors and windows

    San Cristobal gazebo completed with French doors and windows

  • Completed traditional San Cristobal backyard studio

    Completed traditional backyard studio gazebo (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

The San Cristobal building is manageable to assemble with a few extra set of hands, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor San Cristobal backyard studio
Building a San Cristobal backyard studio
  • 3D Video Tour of our San Cristobal Gazebo Design

    The products featured is a 14ft. San Cristobal studio gazebo in a poolside setting.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood gazebo styles.

  • Studio gazebo assembly video

details & specs

San Cristobal Backyard Studio Dimensions

8' 8' - 3 1/16" 11' - 3 1/2" 5" 7' - 5" 3' - 11 1/2"
10' 10' - 5 5/8" 12' - 5" 5" 7' - 5" 4' - 7"
12' 12' - 1/2" 13' - 1" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 3"
14' 13' - 11 3/16" 13' - 7" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 9"
16' 15' - 8 15/16" 15' - 4" 7" 7' - 6" 7' - 3"
18' 15' - 8 15/16" 17' - 8 3/4" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 8' - 2 1/4"
20' 19' - 8 15/16" 18' - 8" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 9' - 1 1/2"

Our measurements (i.e. Nominal & Actual Building Size) are taken from the outside face of the upright columns. In the figure above it is represented in measurement “A”, it is portrayed in plan view in the “Floor Framing” section further down on this page.

Wall Assembly

Gazebo wall assembly detail

All our San Cristobal backyard studio designs feature built-up columns comprised of upright posts sandwiched by wall sides on either side. The San Cristobal adds another element with the wall jamb that allows windows to be secured in the wall cavities. Below the windows are recessed cedar panels that form the solid knee wall, and above the window is a cascading system of pickets backed with glazing creating a transom around the top perimeter of the building’s walls.

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of the building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Assembly

The San Cristobal roof increases in complexity as the size increases, below is the roof framing for the 20’ San Cristobal without the cupola. For smaller sizes, the size and number of components incorporated in the roof structure are reduced.

San Cristobal gazebo roof assembly.

Floor Framing

Summerwood’s gazebo floors are built in 8 sections that are fastened together to form the octagonal footprint. The dimension “A” on the figure below references back to the San Cristobal Backyard Studio Dimensions Chart above.

Floor sections of a San Cristobal gazebo backyard studio


The construction of the cupola is a scaled down version of the construction of the San Cristobal. The wall panels feature pickets and glazing like the top spandrel of the main structures walls, and the roof assembly consists of hip rafters supporting roof boards and cedar shingles. The cupola is finished at the point with a top cone, and optional decorative ball.

Cupola assembly view for a classic San Cristobal gazebo


The San Cristobal studio gazebo is well suited to a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad foundation or pier footings are also possibilities.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Framed gazebo triangular floor sections


Like all Summerwood Gazebos, the San Cristobal backyard studio is a fantastic display of premium materials coming together for any of your backyard needs.

item material dimension notes
joists cedar 2x4 - 2x6 framed triangular sections
skirt cedar 1x4 - 1x6 covers pt material
floor boards cedar 2x6 nailed to cleats to form panels
floor splines cedar 2x2 floor members separating panels
floor center cedar 2x8 center floor component
item material dimension notes
uprights cedar 2x4 - 2x6 centre of supporting column
wall sides cedar 2x6 - 2x8 fastend to either side of upright
wall jambs cedar 2x4 - 2x6 fastend to wall sides
rails cedar 2x3 - 2x4 N/A
wall panels cedar 2x4 & 1x6 N/A
pickets cedar 2x2 N/A
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x8 - 2x12 roof framing members
compression ring cedar 2x8 - 2x12 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x4 - 2x6 roof framing members
hub cedar 4x4 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
cone cedar 2x8 top trim element for the peak

Mix & Match

Like all summerwood, styles if you wish to customize your building further you have the option to combine design elements/ building features from one gazebo to another.


Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the San Cristobal sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.

San Cristobal

All prices in $USD
Small San Cristobal
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-assembled
8ft. $28,095
10ft. $32,695
11ft. $35,195
12ft. $37,495
14ft. $45,895
16ft. $53,795
18ft. $70,395
20ft. $88,395

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

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