Award Winners Project 6

Project 6: Award-Winning Deck and Gazebo

2002 CotY:NARI National Award for 1st Place in the Nation Best Residential Exterior Remodel

2002 CotY: Region II Best Residential Exterior Remodel

2001 CotY: Metro DC Chapter Best Residential Exterior Remodel

The family of five with grandchildren enjoyed their custom home and property for many years but felt the home was lacking an appropriate outdoor entertainment center. The existing deck and pool access was woefully inadequate for large parties and even the most basic family functions. The only way to access the pool and lower patio was through the basement or negotiate a substandard staircase.

The homeowners wanted an expansive deck and screened gazebo that would be large enough to accommodate their needs for entertainment, and to enhance the views of their property and the pool area. They also wanted to complement the appearance of the pool and patio with custom stonework. As a design/build firm with a complete knowledge of design and construction opportunities, we met these requirements with an elegant gazebo and intimate dining space. The dramatic vaulted ceiling in the gazebo was framed with massive fir timbers, developed with a craftsman’s precision. Indirect lighting illuminates this gorgeous ceiling and floor in the evening hours.

Ironwood was selected for the decking material for it’s exceptional beauty, strength and durability. This South American hardwood has excellent weathering characteristics and was further enhanced by the utilization concealed stainless steel fasteners. Not a nail penetrates the walking surface, which accentuates the beauty of this fine lumber. The railings were high-grade clear fir and PVC lumber, painted white to contrast ironwood’s impressive natural beauty.

The new stone patio walls, with a built-in stone bench, provide an exciting entrance to the pool. All in all, this exterior remodeling complements the home and greatly enhances the homeowner’s enjoyment of their property.

Exterior Deck and Gazebo

Gazebo Interior

Award Winning Gazebo