August 23, 2011 Deck House

1979 Deck House on 7 Acres in Moyaone Reserve – $395K

Deck House was a pioneer in post and beam construction dating back to the 1950s.

If you are looking for a house on some land not too far from the city, check out this 1979 Deck House on nearly seven acres in Moyaone Reserve in Prince George’s County.  If you want something closer to town, this 1976 Deck House in Bethesda is still on the market at $869K.

Deck House, Inc. was founded in 1959 by William Berkes, a pioneer in post and beam building systems. The Deck House typically featured post and beam construction with exposed Douglas fir beams and tongue-and-groove vaulted ceilings. In 1995, Deck House merged with Acorn Structures, which was founded in 1947. The firm was renamed Empyrean International in 2005, the same year that the dwell home by Empyrean brand was developed. The combined companies have built more than 20,000 homes. Facing major financial difficulties, the company went into receivership in 2008. Today, the company is back in business and renamed to reflect its roots: the Acorn Deck House Company, owned by Trudeau Homes International. It’s current modern line is called Next House, an updated twist on the Deck House.