Mill Valley, CATraditional Deck, San Francisco
Photography by Jason Wells
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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.
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