Our client planned to install a huge Nana Wall system to link his living room with the outdoors when we began the design of this project. We designed and built a long, linear ironwood deck off the new door that serves both as an upper deck space and the cover for the lower deck area and outdoor kitchen.
Just below the lower deck, continuous steps (which also serve as informal seating) lead down to a large, formal dining patio and fire pit lounge area. An ironwood seat wall plays off the decking materials and also retains soil for two significant trees on the property.
Special attention was paid to detailing the fire pit patio such that cuts were made to incorporate linear swaths of Mexican beach cobble. These serve to break up the paver pattern and also to supply extra drainage.
The end result is a spacious deck with generous undercover area and a large patio. This yard was transformed into a highly usable and enjoyable series of spaces that flow from the upstairs living room down into the yard.