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Valley street deck, patio, doors

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First, a before shot:



The multilevel decks needed replacing, but on the other side of the house was an inspiring curved, streamlined fence:

streamlined, curved 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:


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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!

from the west

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I got a few more photos from the contractor – after he applied the sealer. He is an artist.

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This was a collaboration with Matt Hornby Garden Design and Construction.

It wasn’t hard to improve upon the existing decks and yard, but the budget was a challenge.

These are before photos of the deck and yard:



This huge deck on the second floor didn’t even have real footings!

So the idea was to make the upper deck just big enough for a couple to sit and enjoy the evening, and to make a nice big lower level deck. the structure supporting the upper deck and the upper deck itself will help to create zones for different sorts of outdoor living. There is also a patio and a lot of garden that doesn’t appear in the sketch model.

sketchup model of the multi-layered landscape design

sketchup model of the multi-layered landscape design

railing sketch


Deck gone!


The middle post is actually not connected to the deck. It is for a pergola that will attach to the deck.


Now I’ll have to go back and visit to get some more photos of the finished project.

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