Our clients’ lovely home is located on a golf course, and they delight in the incredible views of the greens, the sunset over the ocean and the Channel Islands in the background. The husband is from England and he and his wife enjoy having friends from England visit every year.
The couple wished to spend time on their balcony with their visitors, savoring the beauty of the surroundings—but it wasn’t possible. Their existing cantilevered balcony was so small, it could barely accommodate a couple of chairs, let alone a table. And they really didn’t have enough covered space under the balcony for a sitting area on the patio.
Westside removed the original balcony and designed a balcony that is supported by sturdy steel posts inside stucco columns that match the exterior. This support structure made it possible for us to more than double the size of the balcony.
Our clients requested that the columns be narrow, so their view wasn’t blocked as they relaxed in the patio sitting area. The columns, however, rest on wide footings that our engineer determined meet the latest seismic building codes. To construct the footings, we had to cut into the existing stamped, colored concrete patio, and our clients feared their patio might be damaged. True to our standard practices, Westside handled the process with care, and the patio was not negatively affected in any way. The low brick pilasters at the base of the columns provide an attractive finish, without being an obstruction.
Under the balcony, we installed high-efficiency LED lighting between the support beams to illuminate the patio sitting area. The corbels were framed and then stuccoed, to fit the existing decorative elements of the home.
We are particularly proud of the balcony railing that we created as a perfect curve, a design that provides more space than the usual rectangular footprint. The railing is powder-coated aluminum, which offers a maintenance-free, rust-free finish appropriate for coastal environments.
Our clients have already had the pleasure of spending time with guests on their new patio and balcony, and they love it. Here’s how they responded to our Guild Quality client survey: “We were very pleased with Westside’s professionalism throughout the entire project, and we are extremely happy with the results. We have already recommended Westside to friends.”
Please feel free to check out Westside’s Guild Quality survey reports on our website. Read what our other clients have to say, and then contact us for your next project. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.