Our recently completed project in Oakwood, OH, brings to mind the relaxing, melodic lyrics from a beloved old song;
“When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, its peaceful as can be
And there the world below can’t bother me”
–– from “Up on the Roof” by the Drifters
Why, you may ask do I find myself humming the melody of this particular classic each time the project crosses my mind? The answer is easy. This relaxing outdoor addition consists of a custom-designed rooftop deck loaded with vintage details — with the modern elements that make this deck a breeze to maintain and enjoy!
Archadeck Outdoor Living designed this rooftop deck to match the vintage details of the clients’ timeless Craftsman style Oakwood, OH, home. If you look closely the panels used on the deck’s railing mimic the homeowner’s vintage front entry door. In addition we used tapered corners on the decks’ columns, built from cedar, to keep the architectural flow of the addition in keeping with the existing home.
We also designed this rooftop deck with low maintenance materials to ensure more time is focused on enjoying the deck, instead of maintaining it! The deck is built with wonderful AZEK decking with wooden rails. The homeowner is planning to paint the rails in the coming weeks to match the home’s trim color.
- Fun Fact; The city of Oakwood is steeped in history and tradition. According to the Oakwood Historical Society, “In 1804, Colonel Robert Patterson purchased uninhabited land along the Miami River south of the city of Dayton. Patterson built a homestead along Brown Street in Dayton, and his farm, mill and out buildings occupied Northern Oakwood near Rubicon Road and along Schantz Avenue. The area grew to become home to farms, families
and even summer houses along the way. In 1913 a flood destroyed much of downtown Dayton, Ohio. Demand for Oakwood homes increased as many city residents sought new homes and were comforted by the high elevation home developers touted in their advertisements. Oakwood’s population boomed during the 1920s and 1930s. By the end of the 1950s, the City of Oakwood was essentially the size it is today. The cities of Moraine, Kettering, and Dayton had surrounded the City of Oakwood.”
If you are ready to embark on an adventure in creative and unique outdoor living designs perfect for enhancing your lifestyle, such as a rooftop deck or other outdoor structure addition contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”
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