Spacious low-maintenance deck in Ivorytown CT

Spacious low-maintenance deck in Ivorytown, CT.

Archadeck of Central Connecticut feels it is an honor and privilege to work with central Connecticut homeowners to custom design and build the outdoor living space of their dreams. We view each and every project we undertake, no matter the size, as an opportunity to share our expertise and “outside-the-box” thinking to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor living space which blends seamlessly with your home and reflects your personal style. It is extremely satisfying, when at the end of a project, the homeowners are overjoyed with the end result of a custom outdoor living area which fits their lifestyle and with only slight guilt, confess their pride in being the envy of their neighbors.

As professionals in the custom outdoor living space designing and building industry, the only thing that can match this level of satisfaction for us is when one of these projects garners national attention from other professionals in the industry. We take pride in the work we do and are very selective in the products and materials we chose to work with; investigating to ensure their quality, performance and durability meet or exceed the highest standards and are backed with an extensive warranty from a well-established company. The Tapco Group, a leader in the building materials industry and the makers of Kleer® decking material has selected one of our combination outdoor living spaces for their Kleer decking case study and we could not be more thrilled.

Tapco Group’s marketing and media teams comb through thousands of independent contractor project portfolios from across the nation in search of the most successful exterior home projects, which utilize their products, and then feature them on the “case study” segment of their national website. These articles highlight projects where form and function combine effortlessly with various Tapco Group building materials, while reflecting exceptional beauty and quality. Our stunning multi-structure combination outdoor living environment we created for the Ivoryton, CT homeowners using Kleer decking boards has been selected and is receiving national exposure plus a considerable amount of recognition.

Kleer study on Ivorytown CT project

You may remember our big reveal of this finished project in our January 24, 2014 blog post. The homeowners, a married couple who are both physicians with hectic schedules, wanted a backyard retreat where they could savor their often limited leisure time to the fullest no matter what season. The task was to replace an older, decaying run-of-the-mill deck with a highly versatile, low maintenance, multi-function outdoor living environment on the sloped, rocky terrain of their property. In addition, the new structure design could not impede the view of their picturesque wooded lot and should incorporate both open and protected spaces to better meet their needs. They wanted the ultimate area in which they could enjoy a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities.

Ivorytown CT outdoor oasis perfect for a staycation

Ivorytown, CT. outdoor oasis.

As we do with each of our projects, we met this challenge head on by first addressing the current problems of the existing space while working closely with the clients to create the complete, new design. It includes a spacious, bi-level deck, spa deck complete with hot tub and outdoor shower area, a column supported balcony for the second story guest suite and a versatile three-season porch. With an engineered rendering in hand, we then moved right into problem-solving mode, using equipment to move large rocks and cantilevering deck beams to work around stones below and above ground. To ensure proper drainage and that the posts were installed correctly for the new deck to be level, we also had to trench through layers of rock.

All levels of the new deck and the porch floor are constructed of Kleer (Sierra Series) low maintenance synthetic decking in Golden Teak with beautiful native stone bordering the base of the octagonal portion of the deck and Fortress iron rail in black for the railing. Kleer® Trimboard in white was used for the porch exterior trim, fascia and other accents. The contrast of these colors against the exterior of the home is just right for the natural setting of their surroundings.

Interior of three-season room in Ivorytown CT

Interior of three-season room in Ivorytown, CT.

The three-season porch features pine on the interior walls, screen and removable gliding glass system with a knee wall and a ceiling of white beadboard. For visual interest and ease of access from the deck special bayed corners were included in the porch design. We also enhanced the space for evening pleasure and ambiance with the addition of low-voltage riser lighting inset with each level change in the deck. Loaded with unique and custom features, this new outdoor space has distinct character and charm!

Every piece of the project revolves around the element of time for the homeowners; time saved with the use of low maintenance materials, time savored to its fullest enjoying your custom designed space and comfortable outside time extended with the addition of the three-season porch built with screen and a removable gliding glass system for increased function and enjoyment.

Archadeck of Central Connecticut Outdoor LivingThis elegant and extensive wrap-around outdoor living environment is full of layers and beautiful curves, created with Kleer decking and fascia trim, making it a masterpiece of form and function.  We are honored to have been chosen, not only as the design & build firm for this project, but also for the Tapco Group’s case study recognition as well.

If you are thinking of a deck expansion or new deck or porch addition to your home, contact Archadeck, Connecticut’s premier deck and porch experts. Contact us today to embark on your vision of the ultimate backyard retreat! (203) 793-7142