HGTV Smart Home 2013: Sun Deck Pictures

A glamorous way to soak in the sun, the home's back deck, clad in environmentally responsible lumber, offers both poolside and patio-style seating.

The sun deck, clad in sustainable composite material, provides space to enjoy nature, sunbathe, or entertain friends and family.

Three-way adjustable chaise lounges, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber and stackable for easy storage, feature a gray finish akin to weathered cedar.

Fashioned from durable Sunbrella fabrics, cushions in the home's coastal color palette deliver a stylish look.

The homeowner can create an environment conducive to entertaining or relaxation by programming specific exterior lighting, audio and pool functions via the home's smart tablet.

An intriguing design element and focal point, the lap pool provides a water treadmill experience via a jet propulsion system.

Citrus fruits lend a pop of vibrant color and also connect exterior design to location.

Throw pillows are piled high at the pool's edge, providing additional seating during cocktail parties and cookouts.

Sun hat and towels at the chair's edge, a day at the pool is delivered in the privacy of one's own backyard.

The unique streaking of low-maintenance composite decking resembles natural wood grain; the unique building material is fade-, stain-, scratch- and mold-resistant.

A native hedge, yellow anise, planted along the aluminum pool fence, will mature along with other landscape elements to blur the line between landscaped yard and woodlands.

A 300-square-foot patio comprises 30-inch cement slabs designed to replicate steppingstones. Mondo grass softens the gathering space, furnished with Adirondack chairs and designed to accommodate quiet conversations.

Plant materials are layered like tiers in a wedding cake, says landscape architect Jeremy Marquis, to lend interest. \"We layered the landscape to create nice views around the home.\"

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