The railing system used here is becoming more popular every day. It is one of the best ways to have a safe railing without covering too much of the view. Definitely the way to go for modern designs. The cable railing here is nothing special but the architect had the wood railing painted black, much like the Rolling Stones song.
This color choice ties the railing system together with many other of the exterior architectural elements. The roofing, exterior trim, railing, soffit, fascia, the exposed rafters, and even the gutters all share the same black color binding the facade of this home into a solid composition of form and color.
The surface of the the deck is an elastomeric system from Duradek available in many colors and styles.