Forget the room with a view. These five log home porches bring the inspiration outside.

A porch is the preface of the welcoming spaces within a home — a transition area between the inside and outside. It’s that magical space that sits right between public and private space, and the place where you can truly enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. Here we share five of our favorite log home porches.

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1. Taking in the sprawling countryside, this rustic log porch is sitting pretty in Iowa.

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2. A spacious porch off the great room of this Georgia home focuses on spectacular mountain views.

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3. This Adirondack lakeside porch offers year-round rest and recreation.

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4. Brilliant color — in flowers and furnishings — sparks the outdoor living space in this unique waterfront home.

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5. Extra-long overhangs atop the catwalk of this porch ensure that family and guests can enjoy the space, rain or shine.