Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Up On The Roof

 My contractors promised me that they would have the roof deck finished for me in time for Fleet Week.
They called in James and his crew to assemble the ipe deck, which is suspended above the roof material on adjustable pods. 

 
I love this material!  It resembles teak, but is much more dense.  
I'm not going to maintain the color, but rather let it patina to a dark gray.

 The iron railing will get a coat of black paint, as will the new spiral staircase leading up to the deck.
I plan to use long, low planters with tall plants to create privacy all along the walls.

 I can't wait to furnish the deck!  I will use my existing black outdoor wicker sofa and chairs after a fresh coat of paint.  

I'm looking for a new tent pavilion also for the summer months like this one from Pottery Barn.
Alas, it's discontinued!

Next year, we plan to have a party on the roof for the Blue Angels air show.
So I have a whole year to furnish and landscape the deck!

Coming up, my next post will be all about the hardwood floors...
I'm on a roll!
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9 comments:

Kathysue said...

WOW!! Just look at that gorgeous view. Love your choice of decking, I would say you are all decked out but that might be a bit silly. Okay I said it!!! Can't wait to see your floors, everything you are doing is so YOU and so beautiful. We got the keys to our new home yesterday and she is now officially ours. A very exciting day for us, best birthday present to date!! xo Kathysue

Nadja Cipriani said...

Yeah! I can feel the momentum (the house is coming along). What a lovely space and views.

Betsy Speert said...

I love everything you have done so far on your new home. I always get such a kick to see what new aspect of this rehab has been accomplished. Your mason seems to be on the same timeline of everyone I've ever used.

Sammy said...

The roof looks like so much fun!

designchic said...

What a wonderful space and I love the decking!

Lori said...

Love the deck and love the post title. Is that telling my age?! How much fun will you have "up on the roof".

Lesa said...

Love it! So glad you are back to your blog. I have missed you so much! :)

Cindy Hattersley said...

This is going to be a fabulous space!! What fun!!!

Jill Cooper said...

Oh I just love the deck - it's so pretty!

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