Decks

Decks - Maximize Outdoor Living & Garden Beauty with a Pergola

Posted by Monique Allen on Jul 17, 2012 7:23:00 AM

This extensive deck in Sudbury, Mass was designed to really live on. It has a wide open space for a large table and chairs and a grill. The curved steps meet up with a small circular patio for more intimate gatherings within the gardens. The deck extends to out in the back to encompass a hot tub covered by a lovely pergola.

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Tags: Garden Design, Outdoor Living, Deck Design

Decks - Layered Solutions for a Backyard Pool Garden

Posted by Monique Allen on May 1, 2012 7:23:00 AM

This home had many exits at many levels that led out to a large pool in a small yard. By designing this multi-leveled, mahogany deck with wide-open, curved steps, the deck not only solved the varied door levels it also now offers functional sitting space for pool-side R & R.

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Tags: home and garden, Outdoor Living, Deck Design

Decks - Making the Home to Garden Connection

Posted by Monique Allen on Feb 14, 2012 7:23:00 AM

Extreme Home Makeover - 2005 - In Medfield, Mass lives a family with a son in a wheelchair. Their wish was for him to be able to get in and out of the house with ease. Their property was multi leveled and filled with huge ledge outcroppings.

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Tags: home landscape ideas, Garden Design, Deck Design

Decks - Wishing for Water

Posted by Monique Allen on Jul 12, 2011 7:30:00 AM

With a view like this, who wouldn't want to have a sitting space to over look the water and gardens. This tiny deck was designed to take advantage of the views while offering a solution to errosion by lifting out some old patio block and heavily planting the slope.

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Tags: Garden Design, Outdoor Living, Deck Design

Decks - The Wood Solution to a Sloped Landscape

Posted by Monique Allen on May 19, 2011 9:25:00 AM

This home in Lexington, Mass had an enormous elevation change from the front to the back of the house. The back area alone had multiple old walls and levels that were going to be cost prohibitive to remove. Plus we had this Grandmother Maple in the yard that provided a perfect canopy so we didn't want to disturb or damage it.

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Tags: Garden Design, Outdoor Living, Deck Design

Decks - The Home to Patio Connection

Posted by Monique Allen on Apr 24, 2011 12:28:00 PM

This narrow back yard in Dover, Mass needed a comfortable space for outdoor living. A long transitional deck with open angled steps invites movement onto the new brick paver patio below.

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Tags: home landscape ideas, Garden Design, Deck Design