To make more room for weekend parties, Kevin and Brett added 500 square feet of deck space across the back of the house. “When people come over, we set up everything outside to encourage everyone to hang out there,” Kevin says.
The deck also includes steps down to their private dock, where they keep their pontoon boat. Kevin designed the dramatic Chippendale railing that stretches across the deck and down the steps. “Before we came along, there was just an old rope to hold onto as you descended a treacherous flagstone path to get to the dock,” says Kevin. “We needed a safer stairway. Plus, I wanted to inject a little funkiness into the back of the house, since that’s what people see from the lake.”