When my daughter and I bought our retirement home, some 6 1/2 years ago we loved the whole house and the land. The only thing it did'nt have that we wanted was a deck. The house is built down the side of a hill so this picture shows the upper level back door. An entry to the kitchen. Same view - a little closer to the house.
Further along the back of the house - those are the kitchen windows, This shows the sliding doors to a concrete patio.
This is the way the back of the house looks today. This view is taken from the pasture and shows not only the deck but the new fencing. Eloise now has about twice the space she previously had to run and play.
This is the roofed over part of the deck and the stairway leading down to the concrete patio and the lower floor of the house.
A closer view from the pasture. This shows the roofed over area. I feel like I have added two new rooms to my house. Needless to say, I am thrilled with the looks and the ability to use the deck. It is a great place to hook!
Another view from the pasture showing more of the fencing. This is a community that has allowed only split rail fencing in the past so any fencing other than that is considered a novelty. Split rail is not only hard to find but is costly and does not hold up well. I have kept the fence wooden in keeping with the community and many of my neighbors have commented on it beauty.
Needless to say, I am very happy with the results of the design. I don't have any deck furniture at this point - only a folding table and a few plastic chairs but Eloise and I have been enjoying sitting out there with our coffee in the morning and a glass of wine now and then.
I hope all of you are bearing up in this heat. I find it oppressive! I shall miss this weeks hook-in at Grant street because of my leg but hope to be back in action very soon. Until than, keep hooking, try to stay cool and love one and another.