An ipe wood deck and sleek, stepped design give this southern California pool and backyard a minimal, modern aesthetic. The myriad horizontal planes are restful and relaxing, creating a tranquil retreat.
An ipe wood deck wraps around the modern home, providing plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. If the weather isn't cooperating, move the party indoors, where oversized windows offer uninterrupted views of the scenery.
This clean-lined pool and hot tub area features an ipe wood deck and fence that add distinction and an organic, earthy flair. The white concrete and sweeping planes of the space give it a sleek, modern aesthetic.
A tall wood planter blends in perfectly with the ipe wood decking in this contemporary outdoor space. A custom glass awning above links the planter to the cable railings that are nearly invisible. Cushioned seating provides a comfy conversation spot.
A built-in, oversize umbrella offers shade above a modern ipe wood deck in this California backyard. The pool and hot tub are surrounded by planes of white concrete, and a cable rail system continues the space's clean horizontal lines.
The decking on this small front porch is ipe wood and the ceiling is clear cedar. The vibrant lime green shines next to the wood. A built-in heater in the ceiling warms the gray wicker loveseat, which is adorned with white cushions.
A welcoming outdoor room features natural wood and comfortable seating. Custom draperies made from Sunbrella fabric help keep the elements out while also softening the space. Ipe decking creates a warm backdrop to the beautiful outdoor furnishings.
This ipe deck features a custom powder-coated steel planter and native and drought-resistant perennials and shrubs. Two wooden lounge chairs with light blue cushions sit atop the deck, providing a cozy spot for relaxation.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
A water feature draws the eye to the unique stone surround of this modern swimming pool, which features an elevated hot tub and sweeping city view. Ipe wood is used on the modern railing and surrounding deck.
You can commune with nature and enjoy spectacular sightlines in an open deck design like this one made of Ipe wood, which is low maintenance (use only soap and water for cleaning). It will need UV protection to prevent it from drying out. A natural finish like teak oil is good for preserving the color of the Ipe (avoid colored finishes) and may need to be applied 2-3 times during the first 18 months of deck usage.