Deck From Blog Cabin 2012

The removal of the home's brick chimney made way for a curved and illuminated back deck, accessible from both the living room and the master suite.

The Blog Cabin was originally built to accommodate the needs of a farmer and his family. Designed primarily for function, the home lacked compelling outdoor spaces. The solution came in the form of a curved deck that runs the length of the home. "The backyard of the cabin has a pretty big slope coming off the house, so a deck was the perfect choice to give us more usable space without bringing back tons of dirt to get it level," says Yard Crashers host Matt Blashaw.

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2012 Front Outdoor Area Tour

Chris Grundy tours the front outdoor spaces of the 2012 Blog Cabin.

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Patio From Blog Cabin 2012

Cobblestone-style concrete pavers form the foundation of a circular patio that perches above Blog Cabin's sloped backyard.

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