When a December rain undermined the public road in front of the Feasel residence and an adjacent property, the Feasels lost the gracious entry stair and terraced deck that accessed their modern home overlooking Lake Washington. While the local City was busy installing a soldier pile wall to shore up the road, Westerbeck architecture was asked to design a re-envisioned and improved version of the client’s old entry stair with an emphasis on a series of walls around the deck that would ensure privacy when the deck was being enjoyed. Westerbeck architecture collaborated with the talented Geotechnical engineers at Terra Associates and the skilled folks at BTL Engineering to place the new deck design upon 18 pin piles and a robust concrete retaining wall that won’t be going anywhere. Bodine Construction did a beautiful job of building this project to last and working to solve the troubling drainage issues on this steep site. To minimize maintenance, the deck and stair surfaces are 24″ square masonry pavers that will always provide grip, never wear out and require almost no maintenance. The other major finishes include clear cedar tongue and groove siding and powder coated perforated metal. Juno LED step lights provide dramatic lighting and keep everyone safe as they traverse the stairs at night.
General Contractor: Bodine Construction