The raised platform deck is an excellent solution to the problems created by sloping sites. This type of Cedar deck extends your livable area into previously unused space.
Terraced decks can take the best advantage of the lay of the land. They can safely traverse uneven or rocky terrain and step down from house to ground level in an interesting and easy descent.
In this design, the deck attaches to the house several feet above the ground allowing light through the basement windows. The other side extends out over the steeper area of the site to take advantage of the panoramic view.
Placing the railing on the lower level provides an unobstructed view from the upper deck. The addition of clear glass safety glass beneath the handrail permits a view from the lower deck without compromising safety.