A three tier design has a rectangular area for sitting and
barbequing, a lower circular area for dining, and a ground level
circular area for lounging.
The entrance to the deck is defined by a dry-laid circular stone wall with a grass center
suitable for lawn chairs.
The dense and beautiful Ipe tropical wood decking looks almost nautical and it is extremely durable.
The railing details are carried throughout the true curve using a combination of
cedar and man-made materials.
This view shows what "custom" is really all about, with
a true curved railing hugging the diameter of the deck.
A strong frame sits beneath the decking and ensures a long life.
Outdoor decks are a necessity of modern living, but must their
design be so clumsy?
A deck can be graceful and functional at the same time. A strong
frame, attention to details like elegant posts and ship-like
decking, and unexpected design elements like true curved railings
can come together in a well integrated answer to a modern need. This
deck will last a lifetime.
--John Painter, Owner