The owners of this mountain-side home needed more outdoor space where their children could play, since the site did not provide a level yard. So this large deck was added extending out over the steep hillside. The sloping beams above are designed to receive a future system of retractable canvas sun-shades. The walking surface is 2' x 2' precast concrete tiles. Rain and snow drain through the joints between the tiles.
Photo by Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A.