column/post placement, it’s never appealing to have a window or door looking out at a column, this deck would typically have a minimum of 3 posts, but keeping the design simple, make the span with just 2 posts by upgrading to an engineered beam
This description of a Second story, elevated deck designed with angled corners, slim decorative balusters and stone landscaping below tumbling out to fire pit and wall would make me very happy if I owned a house with this situation!
TimberTech fully composite deck with TT RadianceRail Express. Decking is Terrain in Brown Oak and railing is Kona and Black. LED post caps lights were also installed to accentuate. -- I like the curve of the stairs to the patio area and contrast of colors