Dark stained concrete flooring used indoors continues out to the home's deck. A steel and glass railing encloses the space, and an outdoor sofa and pair of armchairs provide comfy seating to take in the lakefront views.
Many of the residential properties on this lake have a boat dock. The Houghtons bought two lots, making room for a boat dock AND a second "party deck" (this was their wish, in two words!). So HGID designed this as a floating lounge, literally - comfy upholstered seating areas with a huge TV, swimming dock (they're wake boarding fanatics) and wet bar complete with a kegerator (they're fanatical for beer). Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there. We're told the lake is a jet ski drag strip on the weekends, so good spectator seating!
A huge deck gets prime lake views and the lake itself is just a short stroll away (through pretty trees, no less!). The outdoor space is smartly divided with a dining table on one side and a conversational grouping on the other. Stairs down from the deck are situated right in the middle.
Stone steps lead from the upper level patios down to this open air spot, where adirondack chairs are gathered around a wood-burning fireplace. The husband of the house likes to retreat here with friends and a few cigars.