New deck for 1959 daylight ranch, set into a hill in southwest Portland.
Christie Architecture started design process by investigating ways to provide a screen of selected transparency to help screen the lower outdoor sitting area and outdoor shower serving the hot tub. Black stained cedar of alternating profiles created the baseline screen. Arcing lines lent energy and movement to the screens acknowledging the movement between decks.
The black stained cedar and the raw brown ipe were intended to age together, changing hues over time. The cedar’s warmth shines through the black stain.
The upper deck uses a stainless steel cable rail system to allow clear views out while seated at the table. The steel stanchions were powder coated black to minimize their imposition in the views.