2-Story Fireplace & Deck

A deck was wearing out on a Kirkwood, MO home, and the family wished to replace it with something that looks better and lasts far longer. Other wishes included a fireplace on the deck, and an under-deck patio area that would entice people to use it and better embrace the backyard.

The solution Mosby designers created is a 2-story brick and limestone fireplace that connects a new deck and patio area.

The new deck is made of tigerwood, with black metal railings. The centerpiece is the fireplace, which leaves plenty of room for a grill and two seating areas. A new set of stairs and revamped landscaping takes you down to the ground level.

Patio level has a 780 square foot floor of stamped rough stone texture concrete. This fireplace is 2-sided see-through, with a generous wrap-around limestone hearth for lounging (toasted marshmallows, anyone?). The covered portion of the patio is ornamented with tigerwood, brick and limestone columns and an LCD TV. All stays dry with a ceiling that doubles as an underdeck drainage system.

The family is delighted with the results, feeling as if they have a 2-story addition on their home where they can spend time even when the weather turns chillier because of their fireplaces.