There was one mandate provided by our clients - "DON'T RUIN THE VIEW!". We heard them loud and clear. The solution was to install a set of stairs across nearly the entirety of the lakeside face. With the steps there, no railing was needed, so the view was left unimpeded. Along the side (and out of view) we installed a bench for storage as well as a small alcove for the BBQ grill. The Trex composite decking ensured minimal maintenance and maximum enjoyment. Enjoy the view!