Preserving the view from the house to the stream in the woods was a top priority. The homeowners wanted an integrated, open outdoor space for entertainment and grilling. It had to look great from the inside of their home and offer the feel of a private wooded retreat; yet be functional.
The existing low-lying painted deck and staircase did not provide enough space for these clients to entertain and enjoy for themselves.
There were just too many stairs to contend with in this existing deck; it had to go!
Having to deal with natural grade changes, we knew we would have to build the deck up to the first floor level to create a harmonious space that would seemingly float out into nature.
Being able to show the clients their new landscape design in full-color 3D modeling was a great way for them to see the advantages of the proposed ideas.
The combination of wood, stone and metal is classic in design and will never go out of style!
Using our 3D design software, we were able to show the homeowner many landscaping and planting possibilities with the click of the computer mouse, all while sitting at their kitchen table.
The fun begins when we start the deck and outdoor kitchen framing!
Once the initial kitchen framing was in, the deck installation was a breeze.
Once the outdoor kitchen appliances were in place and the stone veneer was installed, the space started to feel very inviting.
Different destination zones in this custom deck design make this space perfect for entertaining small and large groups alike!
This open concept provides sheer relaxation and a real closeness with nature.
We were able to construct the new deck almost to the edge of the woods, designing the centrally located U-shaped stone bar as the focal point for entertainment.
Planting the vase shaped Zelkova tree in the middle of the bar provides a beautiful touch of nature and visual interest.
This custom deck comes to life when the sun goes down and the landscape lighting turns on. The space is stunningly finished with Edison string lights creating a romantic environment.
We were up for the challenge! First we removed the old painted wooden deck and stairs. It was far too much maintenance for our homeowners. They were searching for a solution that permitted a fully functioning, low maintenance, outdoor living space. It had to be outfitted with a place to cook, eat and relax with a good book. Since the area was reasonably sparse and flat it provided the ideal area for us to create an intimate elevated retreat.
Next we designed the paver entryway to include one step leading to the main deck with LED ground lighting that illuminates some of the native trees. We were able to construct the new deck almost to the edge of the woods, designing the centrally located C-shaped stone bar as the focal point for entertainment. This made good use of the downward-sloped terrain without having to rework it. We repurposed the existing garden bed and utilized the hollow of the C-shaped stone bar by planting a vase shaped Zelkova tree and Carex “Bowles Golden” grass. This allowed us to integrate nature into the deck.
Lastly, we added a low voltage LED lighting system, combined a fine black texture aluminum and stainless steel cable railing and bumped the surrounding deck out past the bar. This offered the illusion of an even larger deck area while protecting the stream view. By using materials such as stone, aluminum, stainless steel cable, and composite decking we significantly tapered the maintenance required leaving more time for our homeowners to entertain with family and friends. The result was an expansive multi-level deck that visually brought the first floor space outdoors, providing a welcoming and cozy look year round.
"We couldn’t be happier and look forward to many years of entertaining and enjoying. It will be our pleasure to work with you again on future projects!"
“We are so very fortunate to have found you to build our deck. It is not like anything we had imagined, it is much better!! We appreciate how you listened to our minimal initial requirements and crafted them into a beautiful “deckscape” that enhances and extends the living space of our home. The design is functional and practical, while interesting and detailed.
You took care to maintain an unobstructed view, design well placed lighting, and complete the picture with landscaping that is beautiful and manageable. The craftsmanship is superb. We were able to open the grill and make dinner on our fully completed deck just minutes after the final work vehicle left our property. It was such a pleasure to have a finished area just waiting to be used. The entire property was left in pristine condition.
We couldn’t be happier and look forward to many years of entertaining and enjoying. It will be our pleasure to work with you again on future projects! All the best to you.”