Living Tall in Fells Point on a Wooden Rooftop Deck

Built in 2015, this rooftop deck design was constructed to increase the usable space of and add value to a row house in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. The main deck is roughly 24' x 14', and is used for entertaining during the warmer months. When winter comes around, the homeowners enjoy plugging their Christmas lights each night into the electrical outlet located at the top of the stairs.

Unlike many rooftop decks in Maryland and Washington, DC, which utilize a spiral staircase to maximize space, this deck features a long pathway from the second floor, leading to the elevated walkway and steps that were built as part of the overall deck project. This was done to account for the home's unique design and situation given the door placement on the second floor.

Take note of the great shape of the deck despite its age. When properly maintained, this is what a deck can look like after 3 years despite the harsh Maryland weather and blaring Baltimore sun.

Materials

  • Stained hardwood decking and stairs - 14' x 24' deck plus stairs and access walkway
  • Stained hardwood railings with black baluster