Buck Hill Falls Deck
The owners of this Buck Hill Falls cottage desired adding an elegant outdoor living area that would blend perfectly into the existing home and property, and appear as if it had always been part of the home. A two-story, 1560 square foot deck was the answer.
This project was incredibly challenging due to the steep slopes and limited accessibility to the rear of the property. Four giant footings had to be dug by hand because the area was not accessible by machine. The deck was built on a substantial steel sub-structure. A large crane was required to boom the steel columns and beams over the existing home. Real stone was laid up around the steel columns to produce 4 massive stone piers. Some of the stone was reclaimed from the original Buck Hill Falls Inn that was demolished a few years ago. Ipe wood decking was installed over double 2×12 #1 treated SYP floor joists. The finishing touches included a custom made railing system comprised of cedar, mahogany and tempered glass. This was designed to maximize the tremendous vistas. Cedar band boards and lattice were installed and painted. Low voltage lighting was also installed on the stone piers for accent lighting at night.
The owners wanted a deck that looked like it could have been built a century ago and would last for generations. A deck with a timeless appearance.