Two-Story Deck with Fire Feature and TV

  • lower story with hardscaping for custom deck with ocdeckco logo on outdoor tv
  • outdoor fireplace with hardscaping
  • side view of stairs for two story custom deck and hardscaping
  • fire feature with custom hardscaping and fieldstone
  • second story custom deck with french doors and outdoor eating space

Project Brief

Where Friends and Families Come Together

What does nearly everyone have in common? An affinity for outdoor living spaces.

This two-story custom deck boasts a fireplace, outdoor television, grilling space, and plenty of room to host. But before the backyard makeover, it was a rickety deck that was dangerously rotting through. It wasn’t safe to host a single person, let alone entire gatherings to cook and gather together.

The homeowner was a true outdoor enthusiast, someone who cherished moments spent under the open sky. They yearned for an outdoor living area that would not only elevate their own lifestyle but also delight their guests. With a laundry list of wishes, we were thrilled to take on the challenge and weave their dreams into reality.


Safety First, Stunning Next

It all started with a rendering and a blueprint.

As all wonderful success stories begin, this homeowner called with a very specific set of concerns and goals. One thing was clear from the start: this deck needed to be versatile. From cooking and dining to relaxed conversations around a cozy fire and soothing hot tub soaks, the deck had to be a symphony of spaces. Our task? Blend all these desires seamlessly, creating a space that’s as practical as it is picturesque.

We know a deck is more than just a deck – it’s an extension of your personality. Our client had a keen eye for aesthetics and wanted their outdoor space to make a statement. We aimed to create a visual masterpiece that would be just as enjoyable to look at as it would be to use.

The most immediate question was regarding whether their standing deck structure would be safe enough to build around instead of starting over from the beginning. Unfortunately, the answer was a resounding NO.

Little known deck-building fact – even the tiniest amount of visible rot can mean 10x the level of wear inside the visible joists. The existing structure was entirely too rotted through to safely build around.

So we started from scratch! After removing and recylcing the viable pieces of the rotten deck, we were able to build a brand new custom deck and fireplace. The goal for this new space was to have plenty of room to host family, friends, and neighbors for gatherings.

Let’s talk materials! The deck had to be low on maintenance but high on style. We opted for Timbertech Pecan decking and Timbertech Drink Rail, combined with Azek Trim. This combination not only oozed elegance but also promised durability and longevity. The result? A deck that’s ready to stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws its way.

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Custom Deck and Fireplace Hosting

With careful planning and a dash of creativity, we successfully transformed the backyard into an extension of the house itself. The once-ordinary deck now seamlessly connects the driveway, main floor, and basement, creating a flow that truly redefines the concept of outdoor living.

In the end, this project wasn’t just about decking – it was about bringing dreams to life. It was about crafting an outdoor oasis that resonates with personality, function, and joy. So, whether you’re savoring a meal under the stars or hosting a lively outdoor gathering, this Hudson Valley masterpiece stands ready to elevate your outdoor experience.

Here’s to decking dreams that come true, one Timbertech plank at a time!


Project Info


Wappenger Falls, NY


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