This deck was designed for a really great client earlier in the year out in Georgetown. She took some pictures 6 months later so I could finally post them to the site. We had a great collaboration on the design, and the result was exactly what she was hoping for: Affordable Modern.
This deck features lots of seating along the edge, making it perfect for parties. It also has a built-in planter, with a fiberglass pan to prevent rotting. Because it is quite high off the ground, the deck is visible from the street. To provide some measure of privacy, and to slip in a design element for looks, we built a simple, horizontal-slatted privacy screen. We used a similar horizontal-slat design to create the seat backs. The seats along the edge sit on a custom welded steel support, which gives the seating extra stability and durability. It also has a neatly executed door that provides access under the deck. I was specifically asked to hide the underside of the deck, and thought these horizontally oriented boards would be a nicer alternative to lattice(yuck).