Hit the Deck

Bright Ideas by Martinec improved the lake view and increased the outdoor living space of this Hammondsport, N.Y., home.

Alex Martinec of Bright Ideas by Martinec gave the owners of this Keuka Lake, N.Y., home a new way to enjoy their view. Martinec removed an old tube and cloth canopy system and an awkwardly placed spiral staircase to create outdoor living space, control sunlight, and improve access from the driveway. Straight and angled round metal posts stabilize the deck for everyday use as well as during times of high winds off the water.

Taking down the original railings and installing the half glass wall improved the view of the lake.

New glass half walls also improve neighbors’ lake views…

Yet operable screens provide privacy and shade.

The new roof allows for more outdoor living options as well as protects against early evening sun.

LED deck lights mark the deck’s perimeter and reflect off the glass railing for added ambiance. The new side staircase now offers access from the front of the home.

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