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Basement Theater – Rustic Meets Modern

We completed a basement theater remodel that was an absolute pleasure to design. The homeowner wanted a place for his teenage daughter to spend time with friends and watch movies. The theater’s style was a mix of modern and rustic elements. It was designed with rough wood cladding and a sliding barn door. A gap between…
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Traditional Deck With Azek

For this recent project our client wanted a back yard deck design to match their front porch. They were interested in using a composite decking and railing system to increase the deck’s longevity. We suggested a high quality decking board that closely resembled wood. Along with a white railing system that coordinated with the front porch…
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Coastal Deck

For this coastal project we built a second story deck to take full advantage of the incredible views. We wanted to make the new outdoor space an extension of the living room. We replaced two of the windows with a sliding glass door, opening up the living room to the new deck. To ensure durability…
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Sculpture Railing on an Ipe Deck

This ipe deck with a sculpture railing addressed the practical and design needs of the homeowners. When the homeowners met with us to discuss design they shared a desire for an artistic deck remodel that also had multiple safety features. Their original small deck became slippery and unsafe in icy conditions. So, we replaced the…
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California Modern Deck With Corten Steel

This project was initially an old rotted deck on a well designed modern home. It was above a beautiful patio that only had three support piers to stabilize the long expansive old deck. In order to engineer it properly, we made a custom flitch plate beam to meet a 17 foot span of the new…
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The Challenge of Demolition

This is a simple story of a deck that rotted away. The doubled-up (sisterred) joists had collected moisture between them and rotted out in a few places. These were 100 year old pine boards next to newer pressure treated pine… as you might have guessed, in those sisterred areas the old pine out-performed the new…
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An Outdoor Living Space

This deck was built at floor-level on sturdy concrete footings and wood post-and-beam framing. Which means it feels like the deck is a natural extension off the room. The height and size is perfectly comfortable and clearly distinguish the deck from the green space below. The materials are mostly pressure treated lumber except for the…
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Connected Cedar Decks with Cable Rails and Trellis

Creating this deck was a special solution to an issue of fragmented space. The homeowners had two old decks separated by a large yard. They envisioned a project that would unite the two decks and connect the outdoor spaces. We redesigned their old decks with cedar and built a third deck to connect the two.…
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Circular Bench with Firepit

This project was designed for a homeowner who didn’t have any usable yard space in their home. They asked us to come up with a creative solution to purpose their narrow outdoor space. The existing space had been closed off on one side, making it dead from usage. Our idea was to create a circular…
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