When our clients asked for help with their two-story entry deck, they had been living for years with an unpleasant eyesore. Dryvit walls rimmed the perimeter, blocking the view and forming a cave-like environment.
They wanted a clean, sophisticated, low-maintenance design that would allow them to enjoy the outside while elevating their home’s main entry and appearance. We designed the structure with premium materials for beauty and durability, and had to carefully engineer it due to it sitting on the edge of a drop-off.
To kick off the construction phase, we first demolished the existing deck. Then we built intricate footings on the slope’s edge and laid brick piers to carry most of the load. We fabricated the railings out of powder-coated steel in the longest expanses possible to minimize rust-prone joints. We crafted the floor, stair treads, and handrails out of Ipe hardwood, with all screws and fasteners hidden underneath for a smooth surface.