Welcome to our gallery featuring a wealth of incredible, extensive multi-level deck designs.
While homes with smaller backyards may only need one deck and patio area, if you have the space, the trend is to build a sprawling, multi-level deck. Each level is used for a different purpose; on a single-level deck, a grilling area, dining area, and a place to visit with friends and family are all cramped into the same space.
For larger gatherings, guests may end up spilling out onto your lawn, with few places to sit. This is where a multi-level deck comes in handy.
In multiple-level deck designs, each level can have its own specific purpose. Most commonly, the first level, the one closest to the home, is reserved for open-air grilling and dining.
The next level typically is used as a private entertaining area, much like an outdoor living room. Below that, on a third level, might be a hot tub or fire pit area. Even if each level is only down a step or two, they can feel like entirely different rooms.
In addition to having multiple areas to use outdoors, a multi-level deck is raised, providing storage beneath the deck, or even a secondary patio area that is “screened” in by the top deck.
There are dozens of ways to design your deck to fit your needs, so why not consider expanding your deck beyond a simple square single-level area?
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1. Two-Level Deck Overlooking a Pool
This incredible set of decks are high enough to look out over the sizable swimming pool and the forested land beyond the backyard’s fence. The top tier is a dining area, with a secondary table and chairs on the tier below.
2. Two-Level Deck and Patio Area
The bottom tier of this deck is connected to the home, while the top sits at eye level with one of the interior windows and serves as a dining area.
3. Spacious Two-Level Deck
The home leads out onto the top tier of this spacious deck. The side of the lower level is screened in by vine-covered latticed screens.
4. Multi-Level Deck with Spiral Staircases
Source: Zillow Digs™
This incredible deck has several tiers that are connected to one another through thin walkways and stunning spiral staircases. The homeowners can go from the ground floor to the upper floor’s balcony without ever stepping foot inside the home.
5. Multi-Level Deck with Two Staircases
Photo by: American Deck and Patio
Depending on where your guests want to be, they can take one of the two sets of stairs coming off this deck. One set is diagonal and leads to the front yard, while the other leads directly down to the pool.
6. Two-Level Deck and Patio with Infinity Pool
The more subtle levels of this deck and patio disguise the depth of the infinity pool and hot tub. The landscaping is lush and seemingly tropical.
7. Two-Level Deck and Patio
Seen from above, this multi-level deck has stairs leading down on either side to various other levels and even down to a play area and a garage.
8. Multi-Level Raised Deck and Overlook
Source: Zillow Digs™
The sheer height of this deck allows occupants to see beyond the heavily landscaped gardens. The top tier features a dining area, while one of the lower tiers has lounge chairs for sunbathing.
9. Two-Level Wooden Deck
A simple wooden deck leads down onto a secondary tile patio area, creating the desired effect of separate areas without the expense of building multiple wooden layers.
10. Two-Level Deck and Balcony
Designed by: Bates Masi
The sheer height of the upper level of this deck makes it feel more like a balcony, while simultaneously creating a covered deck area below. The wide stairs ensure guests won’t bottleneck on the stairs.
11. Two-Level Deck with Hot Tub
Steps lead up to a small raised portion of the deck that looks out over the yard. The middle tier is home to a hot tub, and is much more private than the other tiers.
12. Multi-Level Deck With Attached Kitchen Area
Designed by: Miller + Miller Real Estate
This deck complex features a large dining area, a covered kitchen area, and a lower tier with a fenced in hot tub that overlooks the swimming pool.
13. Multi-Level Cedar Deck with Privacy Wall
Photo by: Paul Lafrance Design
This lovely cedar deck has two distinct areas: the top level is walled off with decorative privacy walls and serves as a private dining and entertaining area, while the lower level is open and is a great place to enjoy the breeze and soak up some sun.
14. Two-Level Deck With Landscaping Between
This circular deck has two tiers with landscaping in between each level, adding privacy and a sense of nature throughout the available entertaining space.
15. Beach House Deck with Two Levels
Designed by: DLB Custom Home Design
The deck of this lovely home is split into three distinct areas. The top level is a covered deck with lots of lounge room, while the lower areas are divided by a set of stairs. To the right is a bar area, while to the left is a hot tub and more sunbathing lounge chairs.
16. Multi-Level Stone Patio and Decking
A large planter separates the walkway between the two distinct areas of this stone patio and deck. Hidden just behind the tree is a hot tub, while a more casual sitting area is below, against the planters.
17. Three-Level Deck with Distinct Shapes
Photo by: TimberTech
Each section of this deck has a distinct purpose and shape. The curved seating section on the top level is intimate and the perfect spot to sip morning coffee. One step down is the dining area, which over looks the yard, and still lower is a secondary, larger, seating area.
18. Multi-Level Deck and Veranda
Designed by: Studio Arte
The top tier of this deck is actually a veranda that looks out over the swimming pool and patio below. A set of stairs leads down to the sunbathing and swimming area below. The sheer length of this covered veranda makes it easy to split it into different areas.
19. Raised Multi-Level Deck and Walkways
The deck of this home was built up in levels to take advantage of the expansive forest views. Each level is attached to the main home, as well as to one another.
20. Covered Veranda and Multi-Level Deck
Close to the home is a wicker dining set. A wide set of stairs leads down to a more intimate dining set, and various other levels lead down to the patio below, where the pool is located.
21. Pergola-Covered Multi-Level Deck
The lower level of this wooden deck is covered by a pergola, which adds style and the slightest bit of shade. Fabric can be looped through to create a canopy, or it can be used like an arbor.
22. Multi-Level Deck With a Balcony
The top tier of this deck stretches around the side of the home, but also leads down to a lower deck that is the perfect size for a hot tub.
23. Two-Level Deck with Minimalist Landscaping
The top level of this deck acts like a balcony and rests above a glass-encased sunroom below.
24. Two-Level Patio and Second Story Balcony
This patio has two subtle levels, with a glass balustrade separating the top level from the lower level, which contains the swimming pool. The home also has an incredible balcony on the second floor.
25. Two-Level Deck and Patio
This simple wooden deck has stairs that lead down onto a more spacious stone patio.
26. Two Level Deck with Basement Stairwell
Photo by: Deck Remodelers.com
The dining area at the top level is kept separate from the open air grill on the lower level. Still lower is the pool and a stairwell leading into the basement.
27. Multi-Level Stone Patios Attached to a Deck
The plain wooden deck attached to the main home leads up to a secondary patio and shed via a series of stone stairs through the landscaping.