Blog Category : Deck

5 Ocean View Cable Railing Decks

Pool Deck Railing in the background view from the open living space with Pergola night lighting.

Cable Railing Ocean View Inspiration

For any oceanfront property, the view of the water is a design focal point. With cable railing, the cables blend in with the sea beyond, creating an unobstructed view. At Keuka Studios, we design our cable rail with your home or business’ unique location in mind. For exterior design inspiration, check out these seaside railings we’ve designed for clients.

 

Cable Railing by Keuka Studios used on this Indoor outdoor living space

1. Hawaii Dining with an Ocean View

This home on Kauai Island, aptly named “Hale Ike Mala” (“Love of the Garden” in English), incorporates Keuka Studios Kauai Style cable railing. For this Hawaiian mid-century modern home, the architect and builders created a building that seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living spaces. Our Kauai Style railing takes this home to the next level by integrating an unobstructed view of the ocean, flora, and fauna into the architectural design.

 

Cable railing on deck overlooking North Shore harbor

2. North Shore Natural Design

Located in the historic North Shore of Massachusetts, this harbor home sits on a natural cliff overlooking the ocean. Featured in North Shore Magazine, this home cohesively combines stone, steel, and wood. Both the deck and indoor staircase have Ithaca Style railing.

 

 

Pool Deck Railing in the background view from the open living space with Pergola night lighting.

3. Turks and Caicos Private Villa

In Providenciales, Turks and Caicos you’ll find the luxury vacation rental of your dreams. The Villa Capri overlooks turquoise water perfect for snorkeling. Complete with an infinity pool, the villa has four king-size bedrooms, a 4,000 square foot patio, and a private wood dock. To preserve the view of the azure ocean, Villa Capri installed Keuka Studios’ Ithaca Style railing on the seaside perimeter. The railings have solid aluminum posts and silver powder-coated aluminum top rail.

 

4. Oceanside in Old Greenwich

The backyard of this Old Greenwich, Connecticut home has both horizontal and vertical cable railing. The horizontal Ithaca Style railing preserves the view of both the pool and ocean from the back porch. For added safety, we designed verticle cable fencing and a matching gate in stainless steel for the pool area. The property also includes Keuka Studios cable railing on an exterior staircase, second-floor balconies, and on top of a stone retaining wall.

 

Pool deck railing overlooking the ocean on the Jersey shore.

5. Jersey Shore Outdoor Lounge

Perfect for suntanning and a swim, the deck on this Jersey Shore home features an Ithaca Style cable railing system. The railing surrounds an outdoor living space complete with a pool, lounge area, and bar that directly overlooks the ocean. The cable railing was made with a Brazilian walnut (ipe) top rail and 6061 T6 clear anodized aluminum to withstand the saltwater environment.

 

Have questions about cable railing? Visit our website, www.keuka-studios.com. To discuss ordering and installing Keuka Studios cable railing, contact Jason White at Jason@keuka-studios.com or (585) 487-6148.

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4 Mountain View Cable Railing Decks

Mountain View Cable Railing Inspiration

A home tucked away high in the mountains that overlooks vast forest and valleys sounds like any nature lover’s dream. With an organic mountain vista all around you, the architecture of your home shouldn’t stand in the way of the view. Rather, it should enhance it. By installing cable railing on your deck or patio, you’ll have both modern design and a natural, unobstructed view.

Keuka Studios has created cable railings systems for homes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. If you need design inspiration for your mountain home, take a look at these cable railings we’ve designed for customers to maximize their aerial views.

 

Timber deck with cable railing

1. The Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

Located near Biltmore Lake, this mountain home with a large timber frame incorporates Keuka Studios’ Ithaca Style railing. The railing has “raven black” steel posts and a Brazilian walnut top rail.

 

 

San Francisco deck with dining table and cable railing

2. San Francisco, California

For our client in San Francisco, we designed a cable railing that preserves this amazing overlook if you’re dining on the deck. The railing has a wood top rail and steel posts powder-coated in “raven black.”

 

 

Close up of silver powder-coated post and aluminum top rail

3. Bear Mountain, California

Keuka Studios designed cable railing for a California home that looks out on Big Bear Lake. The home near the popular Bear Mountain ski resort features a concrete curved deck with our Keuka Style cable railing. The photo below is a close-up of the railing’s “silver vein” powder-coated steel posts and matching aluminum top rail.

 

 

Slate deck with cable railing

4. Soquel, California

Our Ithaca Style cable railing preserves the view from this slate deck overlooking a California hillside. The railing features “dazzling pewter” powder-coated steel posts and a Brazilian walnut wood top rail.

 

 

Have questions about cable railing? Visit our website, www.keuka-studios.com. To discuss ordering and installing Keuka Studios cable railing, contact Jason White at Jason@keuka-studios.com or (585) 487-6148.

 

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Maintaining IPE Decking

Famous "Glass and Wood" home with Ithaca style cable railing.

To maintain the natural  beauty of IPE Decking it requires some care when installing and yearly maintenance.  IPE is a natural material that moves with the elements, therefore, it is subject to checking (looks like cracking) twisting, warping and cupping similar to other types of woods.

There are many web-sites that you can access to obtain a variety of expert advice for caring for your IPE. Below are some helpful recommendations.

Installing IPE

– Proper installation and maintenance are key to the long term beauty of your deck

-Always seal the cut end (end grain) of the board with a paraffin wax, such as Anchorseal.

-Do Not install decking without an oil based finish being applied to all four sides with sufficient rack time to dry.  

-Do Not use film finishes such as a varnish.

-Finish the IPE with a penetrating oil, we have had good experience using Penofins for hardwoods.  When applying use a brush, rag or sponge. Once applied wipe and remove all excess oil. DO NOT over apply as it will become sticky and tacky and may take a very long time to dry.  IPE does not soak up the oil like a softwood does.

CAUTION: The rags (applicators used) are FLAMMABLE and must be disposed of properly – READ the manufacturer’s instructions for disposal.

Maintaining IPE

Routinely clean off your deck by sweeping off leaves, hosing off spills, mud etc. to help prevent staining. Depending on the amount of sun exposure you may need to thoroughly clean and re-oil your Ipe yearly or bi-yearly.  Thoroughly wash your deck with a product made for this application and allow to Dry Completely before re-oiling.

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