Dark Pine

Incredible Outdoor Living Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace


These homeowners had a small but not very functional deck and wanted to replace it with a much larger outdoor living space.  After discussing design ideas, the owners decided to build with Fiberon Ipe composite decking laid at a 45-degree angle to the joists.  They also wanted to add a gabled deck cover with a knotty pine vaulted ceiling covering about 2/3 of the deck.  We built 4’ stucco walls around the covered portion of the deck that complement the home and provide privacy in the new living area.  Along with the stucco walls, DBS designed and built a wood-burning stucco fireplace with wood storage areas on either side and a built-in space for the grill with a prep counter and storage area underneath.  In the hot tub area, we added glass panels to the top of the stucco walls for additional wind protection and two steps with step lights surrounding the tub.  On the uncovered portion of the deck, we built a railing using composite components and drink cap with round metal balusters.  The homeowners are thrilled with the outdoor living area they have always dreamed of having!

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Gorgeous composite deck with vaulted cover, stucco half-walls and stucco wood-burning fireplace.

DP 1 – We worked closely with the homeowners on the design and build of this composite deck, deck cover with knotty pine ceiling, and stucco wood-burning fireplace.

Gabled deck cover over composite deck with outdoor fireplace

DP 2 – This deck was built to allow for privacy and cover at one end and an uncovered, sunny area at the other end.

Deck cover with knotty pine vaulted ceiling, antler chandelier, and recessed lighting.

DP 3 – The gabled deck cover features a tongue and groove, knotty pine ceiling with a chandelier and recessed lighting.

Fiberon Ipe composite deck with the boards at a 45-degree angle.

DP 4 – The Fiberon Ipe composite decking was laid at a 45-degree angle, and the railing is composite components with round metal balusters.

Composite deck with a hot tub, stucco half-walls, and steps built to the hot tub.

DP 5 – The hot tub is accessed via two built-in step with stair lights.  We also installed glass panes on top of the stucco walls to provide a windbreak.

Stucco built-in grill area with prep counter and storage cupboard below.

DP 6 – We also designed a stucco, built-in area for the grill that includes a prep counter and storage cupboard below.