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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May 23, 2012
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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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January 4, 2013
ldottkeele wrote:
Do you know what kind of tree that is in the center?
June 9, 2012
Ratchatiya Katai wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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

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shanevictor added this to shanevictor's ideas
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Tim Kapadia added this to California Room
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Stephs coming down from a California Room
mazalank added this to mazalank's Favorites
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Brick decking
Nora added this to Indoor/Outdoor ideas
last Thursday
this could be our SW corner..firepit. comfy chairs with fence to make it private
Frances Pilg added this to frances_pilg's Ideas
February 23, 2015
Similar to deck
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February 23, 2015
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February 21, 2015
Brick and wood combined
James Basile added this to deck
February 18, 2015
Center table option for built-ins on patio?
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February 18, 2015
Fire pit
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February 18, 2015
Fire pit
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February 16, 2015
Deck around tree
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February 16, 2015
steps down to ground level deck
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February 16, 2015
Steps to patio from deck
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February 15, 2015
Fire Pit and seating
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February 11, 2015
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February 9, 2015
Kristen added this to Patios
February 9, 2015
I like the mixture of materials and the fire pit. I love that it's a true extension of the house that flows. However, I prefer more curved lines rather than the square look. Circles and curves are more calming and peaceful feeling.
karbie added this to karbie's Ideas
February 9, 2015
Fire pit
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February 7, 2015
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February 7, 2015
Deck built around tree
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February 6, 2015
2-level deck. Barbecue outdoor kitchen below
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February 4, 2015
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February 2, 2015
Built in firepit
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February 1, 2015
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January 31, 2015
Outdoor kitchen style
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Deck steps
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Zona fuego
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January 26, 2015
Tree on deck
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January 26, 2015
Build up to home floor level
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January 18, 2015
Fire pit
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January 18, 2015
pretty backyard
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Deck levels
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January 11, 2015
stairs down to patio
Jennifer Olson added this to Deck
January 11, 2015
Like the fire pit and deck going around the tree
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January 11, 2015
Kitchen opens onto deck
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January 10, 2015
steps on decking
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January 10, 2015
Maybe one of my issues... Trees
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January 5, 2015
Fractal nature of trees
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January 4, 2015
Love the built in firepit with brick.
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January 3, 2015
Lake exterior
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Open Floor plan
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Steps down
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December 30, 2014
I love the long short steps down into a larger patio area. could rip up the deck and switch to this
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December 23, 2014
Wide open doors, open to patio.
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December 21, 2014
Deck under tree
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December 18, 2014
Built around nature
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December 13, 2014
Steps down, seated area, firepit
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December 8, 2014
Love this deck
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Fire pit
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December 2, 2014
concrete fire pit
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November 30, 2014
build around a tree...very FLW
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November 29, 2014
fire pit and steps down
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November 26, 2014
Staggered stairs
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November 24, 2014
They kept the tree! love the decking with inbuilt shade.
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November 18, 2014
Is there any way we can save the peach tree and incorporate into deck?
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November 15, 2014
Firepit size & style
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November 14, 2014
main floor backyard
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November 12, 2014
Deck around tree
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November 12, 2014
Fire pit? Incorporate bricks?
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November 11, 2014
I like this color scheme. I don't know if shingles are an option?? How expensive?
jshirsh1 added this to porch
November 11, 2014
very good representation of the terraced steps and using the tree
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November 10, 2014
Patio furniture around fire pit
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November 9, 2014
Love how it is around the tree
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November 9, 2014
I like these steps / deck off back house.. Big slider doors open up the back house
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November 7, 2014
Deck stairs
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November 5, 2014
Use of the tree
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October 26, 2014
Stone firepit in middle of deck
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October 24, 2014
Love the open yet quaint living
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October 24, 2014
fire pit
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Interesting - variety
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October 17, 2014
I love decks that work around mature trees
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Candles at bottom
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Outdoor fire
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October 11, 2014
ID descente terrasse
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Two level. Tree. Firepit
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Multi levels
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Dalk stene pak i p v hout palette? Hou daarvan
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October 5, 2014
Transition deck.
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October 5, 2014
deck with fire pit
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Fire pit
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September 29, 2014
Fire pit!
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Tree shading the deck
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September 22, 2014
Like the idea of 2 diff seating spaces - a table and lounge
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September 20, 2014
nice look with heavy hand rail
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Open, wide staircase between multiple levels.
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Open wall to exterior
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Terraced yard
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nearby outside sitting room
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layout on a miniature scale
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folding doors opening onto patio
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September 6, 2014
I wonder if the tree in our backyard would work for that sort of deck.
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September 4, 2014
Tree vibe. Outdoor seating
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September 2, 2014
railing on one side and stairs all across
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August 31, 2014
tree looks cool
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Firepit and seating
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August 30, 2014
stairs can be used as sitting
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Fim do deck
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Tree built in deck
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deck steps
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outdoor nook
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Deck y mini patio conectado con interior
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large steps
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fire pit set up
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Tree in center of deck
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Love the indoor outdoor
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Steps down
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Build around tree
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Good rail pickets
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sitting area
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Outdoor area
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Fiona loves
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kitchen doors open fully to deck
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Tree through deck. Maple trees.
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Steps down to other section
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July 26, 2014
Tree verandah
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the deck
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Tree in deck!!!
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great deck
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multi level
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wide steps
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Nice backyard
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Terraced deck
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Patio with tree
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idea for steps off new back door
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Fire place
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Doors to deck
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grey deck and brick
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Love the exterior paint and colors
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deck leading down to paver patio
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open kitchen, deck pool
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July 13, 2014
Like how the steps are wide and extend from the top to bottom deck. the bottom deck is simple and i like the idea of benches built in.
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Stairs don't have to be normal depth
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July 11, 2014
Great patio in the woods
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The brick and kitchen
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long steps down
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Like the fire pit
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brick and decking ugly
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Deck around tree
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Front deck idea
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Deck steps
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