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Multilevel decks can add architectural interest, provide space for multiple outdoor rooms, and reveal a backyard vista you never knew you had. See for yourself by touring these majestic multilevel decks.
This multilevel deck evolved over two years to fill a backyard and solve a problem slope. The result: A six-level deck that fuses function and beauty and creates plenty of outdoor living space. The deck is constructed of straight-grain Western red cedar, which is less prone to splintering than other woods.
All levels of the deck have built-in furnishings. The unique design of this three-sided bench, also constructed with straight-grain Western red cedar, accommodates multiple conversation areas.
Numerous built-in planters, such as this split octagon planter centered between two deck levels, provide a burst of greenery against the wood deck.
A large mimosa tree rises through a deck opening, showering most of the upper levels with shade. A trellis shades a sitting area and supports mature wisteria.
A winding staircase that combines beauty as well as function connects upper and lower levels, and subtle lighting allows users to easily navigate at night.
A flagstone patio, complete with a fire pit and a cedar-paneled hot tub, sits at bottom of the deck's stairs and offers additional outdoor living space.