The homeowners of this Whitefish Bay outdoor entertaining center were unable to entertain large gatherings with the original small and basic rectangular shaped deck. They wanted to expand it and include built-in seating and "table" areas.
The result was a platform doubled in size that expanded out and around a prized tree. Built-in seating was included on the perimeter of the new area which featured a platform on top of the seating for cups, glasses and plates. It featured and new "wedding cake" stairs with low voltage lighting and a decorative railing/half wall as seen in the "Railings" section below.
The original porch of the Eastside Milwaukee Duplex had deteriorated and the roof on the second floor leaked. Worse, tenants were partying on the roof of the 2nd floor with rotted railings. The decision was made to tear both levels down to the ground and start over. complete with new footings. But, for for the 2nd floor a deck was installed on top of a rubber roof.
Stainless Steel Cable
The homeowner to this cozy lakeside home wanted to be able to see the lake without railing obstructions. They considered glass but when it was pointed out that it would be spotted most of the time they agreed to cable. And, they were very glad they did.