This house has a great view of the creek and woods behind and the owners wanted a way to enjoy those great features. The current deck just was not doing the job. The owners wanted something that would help with the constant sunlight and the bugs. A screened porch with an open deck for grilling and lounging was the perfect solution. We had to get a little creative in the design to get an appropriate size screened porch (19x12) along with a good sized deck (16x12). Moving the open deck down allowed the railings and grille to be moved down out of site from the screened porch to maintain the view of the creek. It also helps break up the stairs into two short flights instead of a single long flight. It all fit very well with the house and the results speak for themselves!