Autumn Payne/apayne@sacbee.com

The back decks
Tim and Kathy, enjoy a wraparound deck on the first floor off the kitchen and a smaller porch jutting from a sliding glass door off the master bedroom. Both afford sweeping views.
Tim: "We'll come out here, have a glass of wine and read. Downstairs, out back, we'll bring out the barbecue. This was one of the real drawing cards of this place. When you like being outside, you don't want to be all cooped up. This used to be all open (space) behind us, until they put this cul-de-sac. (But) it's not in the way of our view. It's kind of a nice balance of being in a neighborhood with people and having open space. Plus, on the Fourth of July, we can see four or five different fireworks shows from here."

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