Urrutia Design
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Mill Valley, CA transitional-deck
 

Mill Valley, CA

Jason Urrutia & Martha Carvalho-PRINCIPALS/URRUTIA DESIGN
Photography by Jason Wells
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The house is located in Marin County, California.
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August 21, 2011
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I chose the size and shape of the fire pit based on the size of the area and the furniture layout. Then the shape of the pit was formed in wood and filled with concrete. The sides of the pit were surfaced with stucco and the top was again formed with wood and poured with concrete. Urrutia Design/Jason Urrutia
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March 12, 2015
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January 4, 2013
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Do you know what kind of tree that is in the center?
June 9, 2012
Ratchatiya Katai wrote:

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An area of the deck adjacent to and above the outdoor kitchen contains a fire pit and cushy seating.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 30 Dream Decks for Lounge Lovers
A deck built around a large, sprawling tree offers shade, and the tree provides the focal point.
John Hill added this to Tracing the Deep Roots of Design
Sheltering trees with fractallike forms can have an even more substantial impact on a house, such as the huge tree shading the house and large deck. One result of trees with fractallike forms is fractallike shadows, which in a sense are abstract images of nature.More:Find High Architecture When Home Gently Meets Ground5 Unique Homes Throw the Landscape a Curve
Laura Gaskill added this to 17 Ways to Work a Deck
14. Multilevel deck. When you are working with a sloped or narrow lot, splitting up the deck into multiple levels can make the best use of the space. An outdoor kitchen could be positioned on the upper level (nearest the house) for easy access to the indoor kitchen, while a seating area or fire pit could be placed a few steps down, creating a private hangout zone.

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rang88 added this to House
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Location of deck
patjboyle added this to patjboyle's Ideas
13 hours ago
Deck firepit
Thomas Ross added this to thomas_ross6112's ideas
on Monday
Love how the seating area is tucked away, with a firepit. the integration of the tree into the deck is great.
jkennie added this to jkennie's Ideas
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Deck
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Entertainment area
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Wide staircase
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Kitchen against house
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Brick patio with fire pit
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fire pit - see cut of stone
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Fire pit and far side deck
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Patio
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House to deck, layered Main house Valla
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firepit
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Neat idea for front of house
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stairs
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Deck transition to patio
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deck
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Tiers, steps
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Love the tree
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like of my f d and
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San Fran
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border of firepit
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Deck
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March 24, 2015
Wide gradual step down
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March 24, 2015
Integrated firepit
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Deck, fire next to pool
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March 24, 2015
Layout of a deck
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March 24, 2015
Fire pit
jamara added this to Backyard Again
March 23, 2015
maybe we widen the walkway in back to be something similar to this.
belinda203 added this to Decks
March 23, 2015
Multilevel deck implies many uses and lots of variety. Just as furniture defines space in a house, you can create zones with different levels and still connect them. I like the tree and the shingles in this photo as well.
Rich's for the Home added this to Outdoor Spaces
March 23, 2015
When you are working with a sloped or narrow lot, splitting up the deck into multiple levels can make the best use of the space. An outdoor kitchen could be positioned on the upper level (nearest the house) for easy access to the indoor kitchen, while a seating area or fire pit could be placed a few steps down, creating a private hangout zone.
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Deck
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March 23, 2015
Tree deck
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Built in firepit
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fire pit
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Patio overflow
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Dejar árboles en medio
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March 22, 2015
So cool
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The wide stairs make the deck look less bulky.
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steps down to low deck
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JDP backyard
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concrete firepit
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Fireplace
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Epic deck
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Deck com lareira
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Kitchen
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Deck
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March 21, 2015
Once again building around and integrating tree. Also different levels of deck
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Outdoor deck
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March 20, 2015
Multi-level deck When you are working with a sloped or narrow lot, splitting up the deck into multiple levels can make the best use of the space. An outdoor kitchen could be positioned on the upper level (nearest the house) for easy access to the indoor kitchen, while a seating area or fire pit could be placed a few steps down, creating a private hangout zone.
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March 20, 2015
Amazing
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March 20, 2015
Cool burning pit!!!!
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Bricks and wood combination
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El Hatillo
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Kuierplek in die hoek met vuur maak plek in die middel. EK wil 'n sement blad gooi wat as sitplek dien
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March 20, 2015
the deck connecting the outdoor and indoor
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March 19, 2015
povečana terasa na vrt
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Steps
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March 19, 2015
Or this one...
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To pool?
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March 19, 2015
Fire pit
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March 19, 2015
deck around the tree??
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March 19, 2015
Yup good
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March 18, 2015
patio
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Escalier
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When you are working with a sloped or narrow lot, splitting up the deck into multiple levels can make the best use of the space. An outdoor kitchen could be positioned on the upper level (nearest the house) for easy access to the indoor kitchen, while a seating area or fire pit could be placed a few steps down, creating a private hangout zone.
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March 18, 2015
Multi level deck
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outdoor deck
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Outside areas
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March 18, 2015
fireplace
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March 18, 2015
plain design cost effective, coziness created by short wall and wonderful seating
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March 18, 2015
Deck
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March 18, 2015
Suit our side
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March 18, 2015
The tree coverage
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March 17, 2015
Nice
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this leading to ground level yard
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Steps
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Fire pit
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March 17, 2015
Multi levels looks fab
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steps different heights
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March 17, 2015
Steps to yard are gradual
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Deck
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March 17, 2015
Like the windows that open to the yard (bugs? Birds?), also like the fire pit
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deck for difficult area
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March 17, 2015
stairs to cabana
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Fire pit
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March 17, 2015
Needed shade,very nice.
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Terrasse
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Patio stairs
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Stairs to next level
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Détente extérieur
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Fire pit
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Deck/tree
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March 16, 2015
Steps all the way across
picetti added this to picetti's ideas
March 16, 2015
Maybe we need a multi-leve deck around the hot tub?
nasdbreezy added this to Outdoor space
March 16, 2015
Multilevel deck on a sloped lot, great idea.
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March 16, 2015
multi level deck
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March 16, 2015
Deck - Built around a tree, with railing, outdoor fireplace,
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March 16, 2015
wow un arbre dans la terasse :)
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March 16, 2015
Tree in deck
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March 15, 2015
一颗大树带来的快乐
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March 15, 2015
Don't like this not large enough stairs Not gradual enough drop
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Sitting area
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March 15, 2015
Another deck with a tree in the middle
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March 15, 2015
Tree in deck!
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March 15, 2015
Powerball
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Fire pit
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Tree
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Tree
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March 15, 2015
Me encantan los árboles incluidos en el diseño
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March 15, 2015
multiple levels and materials
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March 15, 2015
Style de marche
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Deck idea
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Outdoor entertainment
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Like like like
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March 15, 2015
THE PATIO.
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Extended space for fire pit
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Seating area at end of patio with tree built into patio
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Deck shape
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Ilot
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Furniture
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Multilevel deck
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Multi level deck
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Great deck design
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Seating arrangement
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Payio
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March 14, 2015
the ultimate back deck with fireplace
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layers of deck to avoid railings
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Nature
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terrasse
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Deck
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open steps down to a lower level patio/deck
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Everything!
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I like the fire pit
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March 14, 2015
Fire pit, kitchen open to deck, black window trim
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multi-level, with trees
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narrow yard
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Deck and tree
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Cool
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Doors. Deck. Colors
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Love the deck
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multi-level deck
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Tree deck
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Everything
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Back yard
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Multilevel deck out the back?
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Kitchen opens to outside eliminating need for outdoor kitchen.
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deck
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huge backyard!!!! love it!!!!
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yes
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Deck
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deck layers
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Layers of step down
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doors and deck
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2materials together
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tree
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Steps
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Outdoor/indoor space and brick deck with fire pit
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Deck tiering Transition Tree
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DECK
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firepit
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oversized doorway? seamless transition between indoor & outdoor space?
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Nice multi-level deck for conn
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fire pit on one of the lower decks
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the sitting area
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deck & paving - would be reverse at our place with stairs leading from house up to entertaining area
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Firepit
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love how this tree is integrated into the patio/deck
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lounge
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Long and fitted to utilize the space the most I love the way it is functional
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Backyard
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stairs on deck
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Like!
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Nice fire pit.
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Firepit
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Fun and Great for entertaining.
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Multi level decks are great for a sloping lot
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Fire pit
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Tiered decking
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Sliding doors open whole kitchen to outside
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include tree
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La couleur
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Escalier
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BR
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second level deck area with fire pit and seating area
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deck
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Multi level deck
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Agacin gölgesinde bahcede oturma yeri.... sahane.!!!
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outdoor fireplaces
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Relaxing
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