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July 30, 2010 Deck House

Three 1970s Deck Houses Near Annapolis

Three Deck Houses are for sale near the water in Annapolis.

I found three listings for Deck Houses. One is in Annapolis while the two other are on the way to Annapolis from D.C. in Davidsonville. All three sit on one acre plus wooded lots. 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. Here are the links to the listings:  1974 – $699K, 1976 – $654K and 1976 – 719K.

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.