M Deck is a deck and patio design for a graphic designer in the Wyman Park neighborhood. The client knew she wanted a cascading deck with a modern vocabulary that would nevertheless look at home in its traditional surroundings. Together with the builder, 33:D came up with new ways to use unexpected materials to help manage the budget and save money for the design details that were important to the client. The mix of materials creates a warm, inviting space that reads as modern but fits well with the rest of the home.

Large enough for small gatherings, the upper deck is connected to a lower patio with a wood stair doubling as a bench. Gravel and metal edging define the lower patio space with simple but inviting materials. A new fence doubles as a guard rail along the deck, dropping low at the yard to let in as much light as possible.

A tiered deck offers a graduated approach to entertaining.