Out door area plus deck design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $45
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: RENEDIAZCAD

Contest Brief

The current deck is at the rear of the house and faces south. The deck is elevated (2.4m) and on a sloped site.
The underneath of the deck houses a small storage room which is accessed from the rear of the house externally. Some mature trees line the perimeter and provide privacy. A small garden is overlooked from the deck.

The current problem:
existing deck is old and small
small garden is not under-utilised
lack of aesthetic and basic layout

General requirements: 
more visually appealing - stylish yet clean, simple lines
Provision for more outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxing
simple, cost-effective design options
practical and functional areas
maximum utilisation outdoor space (including extending the current deck size / footprint) 

Incorporate the following items:
Hot tub / spa pool for lower deck (size approx. 2.1m x 1.5m)
Bar leaner outside kitchen window
Lighting and power (ambient such as LED strip back lights)
Awning to allow wet weather and bright sun use on top deck
Movable screens for visual effect and privacy
Wide stairs with landing half way

Considerations:
Access to basement doors to be maintained
Future requirement to build a self-contained dwelling under the deck (currently only used for washing line)
Height to boundary regulations allow building up to 1.6m from rear fence (TBC)
Incorporate palm into lower level deck (top-right corner)


*****REQUIRED***** A creative submission to help remodel the deck and outdoor space: - 3D / perspective CAD drawing(s) showing layout - design elements and noted furniture / fittings incorporated

Note:
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Measurements are approximate
Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or questions

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