- Revive a neglected rowhouse deck
- Improve deck access from the kitchen
- Use low-maintenance materials
SolutionsRichard Loosle’s design started with tearing down a breakfast nook addition and reconstructing it with a wall of full-height windows and a glass door. An open-grate steel bridge leads to the new ipe deck over the garage. Red railings around the walkway, stairs to the lower courtyard, and around the upper-story deck add a pop of color. A contrasting blue steel outline frames the view from the upper deck.
The architect provided deck planters for the homeowner, who is an avid gardner, and herb beds in the courtyard add texture to the graphic pattern created by a mix of stone and concrete pavers.