Can we add a second story deck here?
Kimberly Mathews
March 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a great view from our 7 large windows that over look the valley below us. The windows are original to the house and very inefficient, they need replacing. We were thinking while we do that we'd turn 2-3 of the windows into a large sliding door/french doors and build a deck off of them. Is this possible?

Oh the thing covering the patio is aluminum and not a deck, but we'd want to extend it the length of the that side of the house.
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Twisted Minds Custom Designs
Contact a few reputable contractors in your area for their ideas, but as long as you have the property in front and it is with-in code practices, I don't see why building a deck off this area would be a problem.
March 9, 2013 at 9:03PM   
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Ironwood Builders
Neighborhood setbacks might be an issue if this is the front of the house. Check with the local zoning department to make sure the deck is not encroaching on the setbacks. Beyond that, the project is totally doable.
March 9, 2013 at 9:33PM   
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Dytecture
As long as you are not making the deck any deeper it should be fine.
March 10, 2013 at 6:17AM   
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Kimberly Mathews
Our house sits on the lot weird, so this is our side... the house is 'Y' shaped so this the left side of the "Y" and the front entrance is on the right side of the "Y", if that makes sense. So it shouldn't be a zoning issue. Here's a google map picture of our house.
March 10, 2013 at 9:10AM   
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Kimberly Mathews
We don't want it deep at all, just enough for some chairs to look out at the view and drink wine and have better access to our back yard.
March 10, 2013 at 9:11AM   
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