It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful pergola and low-to-ground deck would be nearly obliterated by a tree in a storm but that’s exactly what happened to this pergola in Old Emerywood in High Point.
It’s especially tough imagining this pergola being demolished in a story when you look at how peaceful the deck and pergola look. Not only is the landscaping spectacular but it blends in with the low deck for a very Zen feeling.
Sadly, a “beast” of a storm hit High Point and that lovely tree in the background become this pergola’s demise.
But not only is there a happy ending to this story, there is also a happy ending for this home. The pergola was so strong that it kept the tree from falling on the home and damaging the home.
Not only did we build the original deck and pergola, we have the chance to re-build them in hopes that another errant tree doesn’t fall again in the future. We were one of the first on the list that these Old Emerywood owners called – right after the insurance company. We look forward to sharing the pictures after we rebuild this deck. We probably will get another chance to show the “after”, the storm picture, and the “after” again.
The Zen feeling is certainly created by how low this deck is to the ground. When your back yard is low and flat, there are a couple options. First, a paver patio is always a great option. But a low deck is another option. There are a couple nice perks about having a low deck but the biggest one is that depending on the height of the deck, you may not be required to add railings by local code regulations. This creates a space where the deck and back yard blend seamlessly into each other as you see above.
Above is the same view after the storm and the fallen tree.
We’ve already started rebuilding this space and we look forward to sharing the rebuilt pictures with you soon.
To learn more about adding a custom outdoor space to fit your home, contact Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad today. We can help you plan, design, and build a space to suit your needs and desires. Call for a free consultation (336) 664 – 1332
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