This Ipe deck opens out to an irregular flagstone patio. Stone retaining and seat walls allow guests to enjoy the centerpiece of the space—a waterfall spa. For this Vienna home, we combined water features, stone walls, and complex landscaping to create a striking yet livable backyard space.
It all starts with a second-level Ipe deck that wraps around two sides of the home. Ipe decking enjoys perennial popularity due to its beauty, insect-resistance, and celebrated durability—it can last up to 25 years or more when properly cared for. Three times harder than cedar, Ipe is also known for being one of the most flame-resistant woods available today.
The white railing’s square posts echo the shape of the patio columns below. The ceiling below the deck is crafted from finished tongue-and-groove panels and fitted with ceiling fans and charming lamps to cast a soft glow on the patio below, which is accessed from the home through French doors.
Residents and guests can step through the square columns to the expansive irregular flagstone patio that seems to go on and on! Gorgeous stone steps lead down to the seating area, where the tranquil sounds of rushing water are provided by an enchanting waterfall spa.
Stone retaining walls provide additional seating space while creating an elegant transition between the patio and the sprawling, tree-lined custom landscaping beyond. Brightly colored perennial blooms draw the eye to the myriad plantings along the outer edges of the patio.
Abundant Shade and Privacy
Boulder steps create an inviting path through the expansive landscaping. Tall trees offer abundant shade and privacy while allowing a wide view of the evening stars. The entire area has plenty of room for seating, allowing the homeowners to host large gatherings that span the whole space, or smaller, more intimate get-togethers on the deck or patio.
Custom Exterior Design and Remodeling
With custom exterior design and remodeling from Berriz Design Build, we’ll give the outside of your home an entirely new feel. Work with our design experts to select the perfect fit for your exterior remodeling, including fountains and waterfalls, in-ground pools, outdoor kitchens. At Berriz Design Build, we aim to improve your quality of living in your home. We also complete interior remodeling, including bathroom, kitchen, home theater or a custom wine cellar, and more!