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8 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

Patios, decks and porches are perfect complements to cabin living. Here are a few of our favorites.
by Country's Best Cabins staff

A deck off the dining/kitchen area allows the homeowners to watch the sun set over the ocean all season long. “We just love it there,” says Paul.

A deck off the dining/kitchen area allows these homeowners to watch the sun set over the ocean all season long. Credit: Randy Romano/Linwood Custom Homes photo

French doors open from both the master bedroom and the breakfast room onto the spacious back deck that seems to hover amid cedars and pines. Credit: KCJ Photography/Wisconsin Log Homes photo

These homeowners have seven children and seven grandkids between them, and the 20-by-48-foot pool is a favorite hangout when they visit. A gazebo nearby provides an area to relax after swimming. Credit: Rich Frutchey photo

This side porch creates the perfect spot for relaxing. Credit: Steven McBride & Gil Stose/Hearthstone photo

This 100-square-foot composite deck sits high above the mountains and provides the perfect vantage point for listening to area wildlife. Metal cables between the corner posts provide safety without obstructing views. Credit: James Ray Spahn photo

A wraparound, screened-in porch provides extra outdoor space for this Michigan cabin. The sage-green wicker furniture is one of three distinct seating areas on this 10-by-40-inch entertainment area. Credit: Joseph Hilliard/Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes photo

Adirondack Lakeside Log Home Deck

Perched 100 feet above the shore, this pine deck is a perfect spot for watching the sun set over the lake. Credit: Rich Frutchey/Country Log Homes photo

A main-level deck over a walk-out basement provides elevated views of the surrounding area. Credit: Steven McBride/Hearthstone photo

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3 Responses

  1. Inspiring

    ngumbu GithuJuly 25, 2013 @ 5:35 pmReply
  2. It certainly appears that photo 1 shows a deck with no railing. In most jurisdictions a railing is required by code if the adjacent surface is more than 36″ below the deck.

  3. Those are truly incredible pictures. Great places to be a recluse. Number 5 has the most gorgeous view! Although I´m not sure I would make it all the way to the edge with my fear of heights.

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