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Modern Durham Deck and Screened-In Porch

Durham Home Showcases a Modern Wrap-Around Deck

Creating a joyful outdoor living space doesn’t require complicated design. These Durham homeowners wanted an outdoor living space that opens up to the yard for easy access and enjoyment. They also wanted as few railings as possible and minimal ornamental details to give the space a sleek and modern look. To achieve these goals, their Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham team designed and built a customized wrap-around deck with cascading stairs and a screened-in porch.

Durham wrap-around deckThe Durham homeowners had a particularly unique design opportunity. Their home’s “backyard” is actually located on the side of their house. The new wrap-around deck ties the side and front of the house together in one seamless design. Although the wrap-around design is reminiscent of a classic southern design, this modern version offers a surprising twist as you follow the deck around the side of the home to discover a large backyard deck and screened-in porch.

To meet the family’s requirement for a minimalist design, we customized the deck and porch with the following elements:

  • wide stairs around the entire wrap-around deck
  • railings only at the corners
  • horizontal wood porch skirting
  • PCA® French screen doors on the porch
  • an open gable porch roof
  • two skylights
  • a beadboard porch ceiling
  • SCREENEZE® panels for the porch
  • black Deckorators® rails in both the screened porch and deck

View the full gallery to learn the benefits of each of these specific design choices and become inspired for your next outdoor living project. You can also call us at (919) 446-5585 – we look forward to working with you!

Durham Custom-Built Modern Screened-In Porch

This modern Durham screened-in porch is classic and modern all at once. The gorgeous pressure-treated pine and floor-to-ceiling screens take you back to the Southern summer sleeping porch. But with a twist, the modern black rails and the lateral wood skirting brings this porch into the 21st century.

Durham Deck Leads Around to Backyard from Driveway

When you arrive at this Durham home, you can easily take the front porch around to the backyard thanks to the new wraparound deck. The classic pressure-treated pine decking was laid in a diagonal pattern with parting boards for a modern touch.

Durham Screened-In Porch with Floor-to-Ceiling Screens

There is nothing quite like the treehouse feeling without the treehouse bugs swarming!

Durham Front Entry Deck Stairs

With just three stairs to this front porch deck, we were able to add railings only at the corners. The result is a wide-open deck, for easy access to the yard and driveway.

Durham Backyard Deck Wraps Around to Front of Home

Ever enjoying the backyard only to hear a doorbell out front? Or maybe you didn’t even hear it. At this Durham home, we maximized access from the backyard to the front with this pressure-treated pine wraparound deck that takes you straight from the screened porch to the front door!

Durham Wrap-Around Front Porch Deck

This front porch deck creates an inviting welcome to visitors. The classic wood deck boards in a diagonal pattern create a nice juxtaposition while providing a lovely place to sit and relax with neighbors.

Durham Custom Cascading Deck Stairs

The height and width of your deck stairs can make a difference in the function of your deck. This wrap-around deck only required a railing at the corners since it is not very high. So we took advantage of that and left the whole thing open and created stairs all the way around. Now the homeowners can access the deck and house from anywhere in the yard in seconds.

Durham Modern Deck & Screened-In Porch

A truly open space to enjoy, this family took full advantage of their yard space with a new screened-in porch and wrap around deck.

Durham Screened Porch with Skylights

A screened porch with skylights is a great way to feel like you are outdoors, but with sun, rain, and insect protection. Skylights brighten the space significantly while the floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a lovely breeze.