Archadeck of Austin

This angled cover pergola in Town Lake in Austin, TX gives this homeowner a unique and stunning angle on design

Elevated corner pergola in Town Lake, TX by Archadeck of Austin

Elevated corner pergola in Town Lake, TX by Archadeck of Austin

Recently homeowners in Austin TX contacted us to build a unique and stunning pergola which encompasses all the spirit of Texas’ unique scenery by overlooking the river in Town Lake. The homeowners knew they wanted a two-sided pergola because when the house was originally purchased they had scaled models assembled depicting the projects they wished to do.

 

This picture taken before the pergola was added shows the elevation of the deck and the fantastic views these homeowners enjoy

This picture taken before the pergola was added shows the elevation of the deck and the fantastic views these homeowners enjoy

The home has a fantastic view overlooking the river and gets plenty of wind and lots of sunshine. The existing deck is 22 feet off the ground and on a third story, this combined with the steep driveway of the home presented some difficult logistics in constructing the angled pergola which was designed to become part of the 3rd story decks integration. The addition of the pergola will help these homeowners utilize the deck properly and add shade to the upstairs deck as well as the windows of the home.

The challenge for Archadeck of Austin was to get the materials for the pergola up to the 3rd story. We had to haul materials up to the third story using the homes internal winding staircase.

This design rendering shows the innovative and unique cornered design of the pergola

This design rendering shows the innovative and unique cornered design of the pergola

The pergola itself is constructed of  beautiful western red cedar which compliments the traditional Mexican clay tile roof. we extended the joists a little further so the pergola would have a cantilever effect. The lathing on the pergola spans about 1.5″ apart as to provide shade within the pergola.  The design of this pergola is unique and innovative.

 

Another pergola built by Archadeck of Austin shows versatility in design as well

Another pergola built by Archadeck of Austin shows versatility in design as well

Pergolas have become very popular recently. A simple flip through of any home magazine while in the grocery store checkout line will prove this. Pergolas, although they seem simple, can be very complex to build. If not constructed correctly and with sustainable materials, will wither and decay very quickly. Archadeck of Austin uses top quality materials to construct their pergolas and their designs can be tailor-made to suit your needs. We can space the lathing as such that you can use your pergola to add shade to a sunny spot. we can also add decorative elements to your pergola that you just can’t get unless you have a custom builder to construct it.

Jim Odom, Archadeck of Austin

Jim Odom, Archadeck of Austin

If you are thinking of adding a pergola to your deck, patio or yard contact Archadeck of Austin. We can design and build this little slice of heaven for you to help turn your backyard into an oasis of beauty and style. (512) 259-8282 austin@archadeck.net

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