With privacy perfected within the confines of this multiple level outdoor living combination space extraordinaire, this Cedar Park outdoor living installation was recently recognized for its excellence in creative thinking, design excellence, and functional ingenuity.
The pinnacle of recognition by its peers, the Grand Prize Award in the Annual Archadeck Design Excellence Competition this year was captured by the Archadeck of Austin team led by franchise co-owner, Jim Odom.
From wide open outdoor living decks, to thoughtfully designed exterior enclaves, this Grand Prize Award Winner turned out to be the perfect solution for this Austin family who no longer wished to relax and entertain outdoors without any privacy.
The most coveted honor within its franchise family, the Grand Prize Award was presented to Jim Odom and the Austin team by Archadeck at the recent annual Archadeck Outdoor Living conference.
Archadeck Outdoor Living Is North America’s #1 Choice For Custom Outdoor Living Spaces
Archadeck of Austin is one of the crown jewels within this outdoor living design and construction enterprise. Their innovative design strategies and creative building solutions consistently earn them praise from their Austin area homeowner clients.
What started out as a major renovation on the back on their house 12 years ago stood the test of time and utility and it was time for a refresh, upgrade, and rethink on how to add privacy and increased functionality.
Extending Two Decks Into The Backyard And Adding The Warm Glow Of A Fireplace
The upgrade solution started by extending the existing lower deck three feet further out into the backyard, having to pour concrete around the area adjacent to the front of the deck – then over to the side – where we covered the concrete with flagstone to match their existing pool decking.
At the front of the deck, our team added a tailored stone bench, for a brief place to sit while out there overlooking the aqua waters of the family inground pool and hot tub, as well as other functional utility.
Once back in the lower structure, the gas corner fireplace stands ready to warm chills from the evening air and soothe the soul. Our material of choice for this treasure is white limestone.
Wide Open Outdoor Living Spaces Evolve Into Semi-Private Enclaves
Whereas the original structure was wide open except for the lower rain deck roof cover, this redesign upgrade focused on adding a touch of solitude when desired.
Instead of living in a proverbial backyard fishbowl, the transformation was designed in such a way to lessen unwanted views and occasional winds with stunning privacy panels on both levels at the farthest left side.
Low Maintenance Building Materials Allow For Easy Outdoor Living, In High Style
As one of the joys of outdoor living is total relaxation and enjoyment, the last thing this family wanted to be concerned with was keeping this new multi-tiered space looking fresh and inviting.
To that end, AZEK decking was used on the deck in Coastal Gray with a Dark Hickory Border. AZEK is one of Austin’s “go-to” materials for deck and porch building as their composite decks never need to be stained or sanded, meaning these home owners will spend more time enjoying their home improvement extension and less time maintaining it.
Even better, AZEK low maintenance composite decking resists mold, mildew, stains and scratches, so they also don't have to worry about material defects, splinters, or damage from termites or rot.
The Upper Level Crowning Touch Of This Double Deck Upgrade
As the privacy screen on the upper deck allows for the transmission of soft breezes, the stunning pergola over the upper deck, follows suit by filtering out sun rays while letting gentle breezes cool the space.
The roof cover on the revitalized deck patio below features a Synergy Wood ceiling. Their line of prefinished wood for ceilings and walls is legendary. For 37 years, their meticulous quality, attention to detail, and proprietary processes have earned Synergy a reputation as a leading expert in prefinished wood.
Improve Your Outdoor Point Of View With Custom Living Spaces From North America’s Favorite Brand, Archadeck
It would be our pleasure to help you explore the many ways we can add new dimensions and functionality to your outdoor leisure time. You can start right now by clicking this link to schedule a complimentary design consultation.
Jim Odom, owner Archadeck of Austin.