Sawyer ResidenceModern Patio, Chicago

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Example of a minimalist backyard patio design in Chicago with decking and no cover —  Houzz
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Annie Thornton added this to See 3 Homes Dramatically Transformed by DecksJan 18, 2019

The steps’ decking alternates direction at each tread. Radutny says he did this to add design interest and to make the steps more visible. It’s easier to see the edges, he says, with the wood running in opposite directions.New outdoor lighting illuminates the space at night. LED-wrapped cables crisscross above the deck in a pattern designed to slightly mimic that of the decking. See more of this deck and backyard in ChicagoShop for outdoor string lights

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Annie Thornton added this to Innovative Deck Brings Privacy to a Narrow Chicago BackyardJul 30, 2018

A cedar post-and-beam structure frames the same edge of the deck. “It really helps to enclose the space visually,” Radutny says. It also will allow the homeowners to add a more substantial roof structure to the deck in the future.Its main use now is to hold up the LED-wrapped cables that crisscross above the deck and illuminate the outdoor space at night. The cable’s pattern was designed to slightly mimic that of the decking. LED lights: Restoration Hardware See more outdoor string lights

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yeeca added this to LandscapeFeb 26, 2019

The steps’ decking alternates direction at each tread. Radutny says he did this to add design interest and to make the steps more visible. It’s easier to see the edges, he says, with the wood running in opposite directions.

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