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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