First, a before shot:
The multilevel decks needed replacing, but on the other side of the house was an inspiring curved, streamlined fence:
We built new decks using Machiche, a more sustainably harvested wood similar to Ipe. We changed the level of the decks to make them more accessible from the living space, eliminated some deck to make room for more garden, and tied the Washington Street side together with a simple clear cedar screen
Here are Some concept sketches:
We await final carpentry details and the work of Erin and her gardener, but the machiche decks and cedar screen (fabricated by Ron Tostenson and his crew) are looking great!
I got a few more photos from the contractor – after he applied the sealer. He is an artist.