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True Outdoor Living

While the in-ground swimming pool takes up much of the backyard, areas are established with specific activities in mind. Wood decking was placed over the concrete to make an outdoor living room and a location where son Marco and his friends can be safely watched while in the pool.

Other "rooms" and outdoor spaces in back include a raised vegetable garden, a koi pond, a dining room, barbecue, and Wirsching's prized tea house / retreat.

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March 3, 2013
Michelle MacRae wrote:
What kind of material is the deck made of? - It looks like bamboo?
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Lisa Hallett Taylor
Hi: This particular decking isn't bamboo, but these are deck tiles that you can "snap" or interlock together to form an instant deck over existing material--in this case, concrete. You can get them in different types of wood or composite decking material. It's a great solution for small areas. Here's a site that has what I'm talking about; it's not the site that the homeowners used, nor is it one I endorse--it's just to give you an example. I hope you find something that fits your needs!
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Lisa Hallett Taylor added this to My Houzz: Colorful Midcentury Modern by the Ocean
While the in-ground swimming pool takes up much of the backyard, areas are established with specific activities in mind. Wood decking was placed over the concrete to make an outdoor living room and a location where Marco and his friends can be watched by an adult while in the pool. Other "rooms" and outdoor spaces in back include a raised vegetable garden, a koi pond, a dining room, a barbecue, and Petra's prized teahouse retreat.Petra and Robert oil and sand their teak garden furniture with linseed oil every few months to help maintain its warm, rich brown color. Petra's collection of blue and white porcelain purchased while traveling or at estate sales or antique stores makes for a lovely centerpiece.

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