Help with deck on a slope overlooking water
This is my first post on this site, so if I should be asking on another site please make suggestions.
I have purchased a 1971 creek cottage overlooking water. I had a deck built on the front of the cottage and removed all existing shrubbery to give me a blank slate. As you can see, due to the slope of the lot, the deck looks off balanced. It is so much higher off the ground on the right side than the left. I really need some suggestions as I want the little creek cottage to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye from the water.
I have contacted 2 landscapers in the area and each has given 2 totally different perspectives. One suggested that I have a terraced box built on the higher side filled with dirt. The other has suggested that I come off 2 steps down, remove the other steps and built another deck on the right side to balance. As you can tell this is a small cottage and I do not think I need a deck that is larger than the house. Please give me some advice or sites that I can go to online that will show pictures of how to landscape a deck that is on a sloping lot.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.