To preserve this gracious tree, the design inspiration for the home, the split-level deck was built directly around it. The lower deck is almost as large as the upper one, and it is shady and cool all day.
Inspired by the beautiful trees on the property, the designers dubbed this home, "The Treehouse" and used the tree-theme throughout the house. This particular tree was extra-special as its shape makes it ideal for sitting (one branch in particular is at perfect sitting-height) and its size provides tons of shade for the outdoor living area.
With surroundings this spectacular, the home shouldn't compete with them. The designer beautifully pulls off that trick with floor-to-ceiling windows, understated furnishings and metal railings that don't block the view.
In the middle of this Austin, Texas lot stands a live oak tree. Instead of tearing it down, designers decided to incorporate it into the design of the house, allowing it to be a focal point for the construction of this home. To include it as part of the living space, designers built a deck around the tree, giving shade to the house and the sitting area that rests around the tree's trunk.
Palm trees create a tropical frame for this luxurious pool deck overlooking the ocean in Puerto Vallarta. A blue outdoor sofa and shaded lounging areas provide ample space to enjoy this dreamy environment.