Location: Biltmore Lake, NC
Builder: Grove Park Fine Homes – Biltmore Lake, NC
Material and Finish: Powder coated “raven black” steel posts with IPE Brazilian Walnut wood top rail.
Description: Ithaca Style cable deck railing.
The clients on Biltmore Lake NC were looking to build a home that would be classic yet comfortable. A place where they could spend time with their family and friends. Grove Park fine homes contacted us to be a part of this project. GPFH is know for really listening and following through with their clients wishes. In this case the home owners wanted a railing that would not block their serene and beautiful mountain view. GPFH searched for a railing that would satsify this need. Many of the railings they found were too bulky. Then they came across our Ithaca style cable railing with its super slender cross section. It was a perfect fit. They decided to go with the fascia mount option to minimize the view of the railing base from inside the deck. Also by fascia mounting the posts they were able to avoid the large wood columns entirely and provide a little extra room on the deck surface.
To further improve the view they elected to use our cable spacers. These allow the post to post space to be increased slightly. These very thin spacers are less visible than a full post and can really help open up the view. Although glass panels were considered, ultimately the decision was to go with cables due to considerations of maintenance of the glass. Stainless steel cables are virtually maintenance free. Maintenance is always a consideration for a vacation property and this one was no different. When it came to the railing installation, Grove Park Fine Homes did an excellent job. The customers can now enjoy the view of the rugged mountain range knowing they have the least obtrusive railing you can buy.