This description of a Second story, elevated deck designed with angled corners, slim decorative balusters and stone landscaping below tumbling out to fire pit and wall would make me very happy if I owned a house with this situation!
column/post placement, it’s never appealing to have a window or door looking out at a column, this deck would typically have a minimum of 3 posts, but keeping the design simple, make the span with just 2 posts by upgrading to an engineered beam
Small Deck Makeover: Note fabric curtains: Two-In-One Outdoor Room A walk-out patio below the deck offers additional seating in the shade with a dining set and hammock swing. Fabric curtains give the option of creating more privacy or blocking sunlight.
Recessed lighting in the wood plank ceiling of this two-story deck, featured on DIY Network's Mega Decks, along with other strategically-placed sconces create a warm glow allowing hours of entertaining into the evening.