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    I love the sunroom and deck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I love the sunroom and deck!
    Had to go back and have another look at the photos and agree with RR. Like the trees in the background too.
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    Actually, I actively dislike decks because they require maintenance and I think they are usually ugly, especially on our
    victorian houses in the city. My city house has a big brick patio that is beautiful and low maintenance.

    But a deck is practical for this Hermann house and it doesn't look too far out of place I guess. Mainly I am interested in the aesthetics of the front of this house and am less concerned about how the back looks. It is a Cape Cod wannabe and has a unique, charming setting where the front nestles down into a rock walled entry. Cute and cosy and cottagey.

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    I couldn't agree more about decks. Hate 'em. Mine has long since given up and died.
    But I understand they are the only solution in some circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I couldn't agree more about decks. Hate 'em. Mine has long since given up and died.
    But I understand they are the only solution in some circumstances.
    Decks are hideous carbuncles on the face of lovely structures all too often. Our neighborhood historic building standard prohibits them on front facades. They can be built on the back according to code, and I can live with that.

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    A deck is a far cry from a Juliet balcony, indeed.
    "Hideous carbuncle" sums them up nicely.

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    Sounds like things are progressing! Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Had to go back and have another look at the photos and agree with RR. Like the trees in the background too.
    It is a very nice bald Cyprus that occasionally gets into our plumbing, but otherwise it is pretty well behaved.

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    I love sunrooms! Decks require lots of upkeep.

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    Not a fan of decks either. I'm trying to convince dh we need to remove the small one out back (that is in horrible shape at this point!) and put in a patio. Hopefully....!
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