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Decks and Patios by Deep River Partners

Deep River Partners' Richard Sherer and Nicholas Blavat show off pool terraces bathed in sunlight and rustic fire tables.

December 19, 2021
Pool side pergola
This article first appeared in the CB Winter 2021 issue of Custom Builder.

Richard Sherer. Nicholas Blavat

Left: Richard Sherer, founder and CEO 

Right: Nicholas Blavat, AIA, partner and senior project architect

Deep River Partners

Porch with pool deck, pergola, and fire terrace
Photo: Mark Heffron

A rocking porch on the rear of this Shingle- style home provides a place to relax while taking in lake views, and the pergola entry features a beach shower for rinsing off sand before entering the pool deck. The flower garden softens the hardscape where Adiron­dack chairs surround the circular fire terrace 

Porch that wraps around pool terrace
Photo: Joe De Maio

This home wraps the outdoor living areas and swimming pool terrace, which is inten­tionally sited to be bathed in southern light and nestled into the hillside. Retaining walls provide perimeter definition and privacy, while the pool creates a focal point and is surrounded by a range of amenities: a pool deck, upper sun terrace, outdoor kitchen, screened porch, and hot tub.

Rustic outdoor patio
Photo: Joe De Maio

This home’s modern rustic styling and rhythm of windows provide the backdrop for outdoor living areas. Descend the stairs to seating and dining spaces on a raised, stone-clad terrace where a fire table creates a focus for the seating lounge. Bollard lighting marks the perimeter, which looks out to the lake.




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