59 American Terrace & Balcony Design Ideas
MainStreet Design Build
Originally built in the early twentieth century, this Orchard Lake cottage was purchased almost 10 years ago by a wonderful couple—empty nesters with an appreciation for stunning views, modern amenities and quality craftsmanship. They hired MainStreet Design Build to design and remodel their home to fit their needs exactly. Upon initial inspection, it was apparent that the original home had been modified over the years, sustaining multiple room additions. Consequently, this mid-size cottage home had little character or cohesiveness. Even more concerning, after conducting a thorough inspection, it became apparent that the structure was inadequate to sustain major modifications. As a result, a plan was formulated to take the existing structure down to its original floor deck. The clients’ needs that fueled the design plan included: -Preserving and capitalizing on the lake view -A large, welcoming entry from the street -A warm, inviting space for entertaining guests and family -A large, open kitchen with room for multiple cooks -Built-ins for the homeowner’s book collection -An in-law suite for the couple’s aging parents The space was redesigned with the clients needs in mind. Building a completely new structure gave us the opportunity to create a large, welcoming main entrance. The dining and kitchen areas are now open and spacious for large family gatherings. A custom Grabill kitchen was designed with professional grade Wolf and Thermador appliances for an enjoyable cooking and dining experience. The homeowners loved the Grabill cabinetry so much that they decided to use it throughout the home in the powder room, (2) guest suite bathrooms and the laundry room, complete with dog wash. Most breathtaking; however, might be the luxury master bathroom which included extensive use of marble, a 2-person Maax whirlpool tub, an oversized walk-in-shower with steam and bench seating for two, and gorgeous custom-built inset cherry cabinetry. The new wide plank oak flooring continues throughout the entire first and second floors with a lovely open staircase lit by a chandelier, skylights and flush in-wall step lighting. Plenty of custom built-ins were added on walls and seating areas to accommodate the client’s sizeable book collection. Fitting right in to the gorgeous lakefront lot, the home’s exterior is reminiscent of East Coast “beachy” shingle-style that includes an attached, oversized garage with Mahogany carriage style garage doors that leads directly into a mud room and first floor laundry. These Orchard Lake property homeowners love their new home, with a combined first and second floor living space totaling 4,429 sq. ft. To further add to the amenities of this home, MainStreet Design Build is currently under design contract for another major lower-level / basement renovation in the fall of 2017. Kate Benjamin Photography
Outdoor kitchen with decorative tile heat guard.
American Porch, LLC
M.M. of Saratoga, CA writes of their replacement Curved Polyurethane Balcony Railing: “Everything came in good condition, and we completed the work earlier today. It looks really nice. Better, I believe, than the original balcony. We were very pleased with the precision of the work — there was no room for error in the measurements. You guys nailed it. Looking forward to spending some time back on the balcony this summer.”
Landscape d.o.o. Slovenia
Incredible views influenced the design of the outdoor spa patio. The wooden terrace is high above the existing terrain, with a tree coming through the wooden floors. / design and photo: Landscape d.o.o. / fb landscape slovenia / www.landscape.si /
Photos by Michael McNamara, Shooting LA
Thomas Decks, LLC
Thomas Decks, LLC
JR Freed Custom Decks
Trex Transcends Deck in Quakertown with Cocktail rail, Fortress Iron balusters and matching Fence to hide pool equipment.
Bayrock Natural Stone, LLC
Morris Modern Homes LLC
Remodel by Morris Minis Homebuilders
Hisbalit. Proyecto: Zooco Estudio Un balcón con mucha personalidad con suelo de mosaico con mensaje. Colección Art Factory de Hisbalit
18" x 18" Champagne Limestone in a checker board pattern with 18" x 18" Brazilian Black Slate.
Fine Line CAD Home Design
Covered deck off of Master Suite, complete w/outdoor shower