Hilltop Backyard Retreat - Sue Oda Landscape DesignTraditional Deck, San Francisco
Outdoor living room designed by Sue Oda Landscape Architect.
Photo: ilumus photography & marketing
Model: The Mighty Mighty Mellow, Milo McPhee, Esq.
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8 Rot-Resistant WoodsNaturally resistant woods that are commercially available include black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), teak (Tectona grandis), ipe (Tabebuia spp.), California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and bald cypress (Taxodium distichum). These have the highest resistance to rot over time.
5. Conversation Under the Pergola This is the upper portion of a multi-tiered deck in San Francisco. A pergola provides shade and definition for the inviting conversation spot, while a fire pit keeps things toasty on cool nights. Notable detail: Lighting built into the pergola and posts.See more of this deck
4. Build In the FurnitureSimilar to the previous photo, a substantial trellis defines this outdoor living room on the deck.But another important trend represented here is built-in deck furniture. This can make a small deck feel more expansive than free-standing furniture and maximize your deck’s seating potential. While these benches float, others we’ve seen have built-in storage beneath them to keep cushions clean and dry.