HGTV Green Home 2011: Deck Pictures

Sliding doors lead from the dining area to the deck, an outdoor living space complete with a grilling station and contemporary-chic furnishings conducive to both formal and casual entertaining.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Wide Shot of Deck © 2011, HGTV

Constructed from eco-friendly composite material, the side deck successfully connects the dining room to outdoor spaces. A grilling station and urban-chic furnishings accommodate gatherings large and small.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck with Grill © 2011, HGTV

A stainless steel, natural gas grill is encased in a shell of synthetic limestone. Features include temperature zones, channeled stainless steel cooking grates and a flush-mounted infrared rotisserie burner.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Chairs and Side Table © 2011, HGTV

A seating area is conducive to quiet conversations. Synthetic wicker and aluminum-framed side chairs echo the pattern of exterior brickwork. “Patterns that relate and look good together give you a sense of continuity in a home,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Glass Table and Deck Accents © 2011, HGTV

A cantilever with natural cedar underside partially shades the deck’s dining area and adds interest in the outdoor space.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Table and Chairs © 2011, HGTV

An aluminum-framed, glass-topped table – industrial in design – and synthetic wicker chairs lend elegance and provide the perfect backdrop for a dinner party.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Table Decor © 2011, HGTV

Fresh lemons and butterfly bush flowers add the needed pop of color and connect the outdoor room to the interior color palette.

 HGTV Green Home 2011 Details of the Deck © 2011, HGTV

A lush side yard stays green throughout the year thanks to synthetic turf, a 100-percent recyclable product that is permeable, kid- and pet-friendly and infilled with an all-natural proprietary composite of organic and inorganic materials.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Fall Oak Leaves on the Deck © 2011, HGTV

English oak creates a natural privacy barrier around the deck during summer and fall months. Fall foliage infuses the space with brilliant color that connects to the home’s interior design.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Hammock by Fence © 2011, HGTV

A space carved out for daydreaming and contemplation, the cozy corner – marked off by cedar mulch – features a hammock suspended between two disease- and pest-resistant Vanderwolf pine trees, which can grow to a height of 25 feet.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Hammock with Accent Pillows © 2011, HGTV

All-weather accessories, sourced locally, add to the lounge-like vibe of this cozy outdoor space.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Fir Tree Near Deck © 2011, HGTV

“We really needed something with a narrow profile,” says landscape architect Brad Fox of the Vanderwolf pine. “We wanted it to sit in tight and flank the hammock. It can grow to only about 6 to 8 feet wide, making it the perfect plant for that space.”

HGTV Green Home 2011 Wide Shot of Deck © 2011, HGTV

Ornamental, drought-tolerant grasses are paired with pine and oak in the yard. Pieces of Staple Stone, reclaimed airport runway material, stand in place of steppingstones.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Side of House © 2011, HGTV

Earth-friendly and attractive building materials include scraped and smooth synthetic limestone pair with fiber-cement siding , a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.

Green Home 2011 Deck Wide Shot in the Sunshine © 2011, HGTV

“This is a place where you’re really going to enjoy being outdoors,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “So you really want to take advantage of that, cook outside and eat outside.”

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Roof with Solar Panels © 2011, HGTV

Sleek, black silicone-based solar panels will generate approximately 75 percent of the home's energy. HGTV Green Home 2011 will remain connected to the utility grid, which will provide energy when the panels are not in use or are producing an insufficient amount of energy to power the home.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Grass Detail Near Deck © 2011, HGTV

Ornamental grasses will provide some structural and textural detail during the winter months and should be cut back in the early spring before new growth starts.

HGTV Green Home 2011 Deck Wide Shot at Sunset © 2011, HGTV

During twilight hours the side yard takes on added drama. The deck provides a front-row seat to Stapleton’s stunning sunsets.

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