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Every bachelor crib should have an Austin Powers moment, and the hot tub cover in this sleek urban space in San Francisco, by Surfacedesign Inc., delivers. A three-sided ipe box, the cover, when moved off the tub, slides on steel rails for 40 feet through the garden, the fairer ipe contrasting with horizontal California redwood walls darkened with Cabot stain. As it rolls, the cover morphs into three features. One, when the tub is in use, it offers a deck for sunbathing and toe dangling. Two, rolling toward the house, it enters a planted zone, providing a modernist frame for hellebores, spring bulbs and box hedges. Three, docked at the dining terrace, the cover is the perfect bar-height surface for a post-soak mojito while watching the cook. For more, call 415-621-5522 or see sdisf.com. — Joanna Fortnam