West Seattle Ipe Deck

The project

SML was tasked with creating a deck that would compliment the modern style of this mid-century ranch home and its adjacent raised garden beds. The deck needed to withstand Seattle weather, and be an approachable platform for relaxation and play.

The process

SML took into consider the lines and shapes created by the house and the gardens; we knew that creating a deck which fit into a similar vernacular was a vital requirement. We created a series of sketches and ideas for a deck that fit seamlessly into the existing house structure, and worked with our clients to be sure the design met the needs of each family member.

The outcome

We selected Ipe wood for its durability and resilience. The design of the deck is simple, but elegant. It features long and low planks of wood that gestures both inward to the house and outward to the plentiful gardens. This custom deck was a feature when the house was published in the mid-century periodical Atomic Ranch Midcentury Marvels.



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