26 Fabulous Views From DIY Network's 'Mega Decks'

Picture yourself perched on one of these next-level decks, where outdoor living is all about the scenery. Sometimes the best seats in the house are...outside.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

This pine-encircled stone fire pit is one of three fire features on an 1,800-square-foot deck (which also includes a four-season room, an outdoor kitchen and a custom, seven-foot-wide spiral staircase). The 40-foot trees surrounding the pit give the conversation area an air of privacy, but the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains is visible for guests who want to peer between them and drink in the view.

Estes Park, Colorado

The specialized glass used for these walls costs more than a brand-new car, but a view like this one—of Rocky Mountain National Park, 8,700 feet above sea level—is priceless. This perch’s homeowner can stroll his cliffside deck in the summer and appreciate the panorama al fresco, and thanks to that big-ticket glass, the snowy slopes are framed perfectly for when one snuggles up indoors as well.

Black Forest, Colorado

Ponderosa pines extend as far as the eye can see beyond this deck, which boasts both sylvan serenity in this fire-pit area and high-drama elements like a two-story water feature, a custom pizza oven, an outdoor living room and four fire features. There’s yet another dazzling view on the other side.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sight lines skim along the treetops at this indoor-outdoor grilling area nestled in a two-acre backyard teeming with wildlife. Retractable glass walls seal in warmth when temperatures drop, then roll back to allow guests (and wine) to flow freely between the kitchen and a fire pit beside the verdant canopy of branches.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Visitors to this luxe, two-level treehouse of a deck in North Carolina can sit back on endless couches and gaze out at the greenery through a sleek and equally-endless fire feature. Eleven-foot glass panels separating indoor and outdoor spaces extend the showstopping view 180 degrees.

Conifer, Colorado

Thirty miles southwest of Denver, the tree-covered mountainside rolling away from this upper-level deck feels like a remote retreat. This forest view will be even more spectacular when snow spangles the evergreens’ branches.

Conifer, Colorado

Why shouldn’t sitting at the very edge of a steep escarpment feel...relaxing? Floor-to-ceiling windows along the perimeter of this deck’s indoor-outdoor area seem to extend the sofa over thin air. Minimal, modern furnishings let the sublime 25-foot cliff behind this deck take center stage.

Kiowa, Colorado

Behold the perfect spot for a weekend brunch: This bar and seating area overlooks a 14-foot fire rail with stone masonry and gently rolling ranchland. Extra-high, skylit ceilings and a rolling glass wall paired with a heating element take the space from indoor-outdoor to indoor-with-maximum-outdoor-splendor in seconds.

Kiowa, Colorado

The ultimate western fireside view stretches all the way past an expansive yard and amber fields to the tree line at the horizon. This pair of deck chairs arranged to appreciate it, in turn, are ready for a pair of hot ciders.

Black Forest, Colorado

On the outskirts of Colorado Springs, the view from this shade-dappled deck rolls away to mountains in the hazy distance. Homeowners here can warm their feet at the fire pit while watching the woods for deer.

Estes Park, Colorado

This stunning view of Colorado’s Longs Peak awaits visitors 9,000 feet above sea level atop a granite boulder. The nearly-impassable access roads forced the Mega Decks crew to get creative: They flew a thousand-pound spiral staircase to the site via helicopter.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Campfires in the woods go highbrow in this showstopping indoor-outdoor living room, where 18-foot ceilings give way to a skylight (which performs double duty for stargazers after dusk) and glass panels offer a 180-degree view of the leafy landscape.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Food prep in the deckside kitchen on this property in Colorado Springs’s historic Broadmoor neighborhood feels like a wintry walk in the woods, thanks to understated and modern architectural details and a borderless glass panel. Visitors who want to take an actual stroll can follow a new path down to a concrete patio by the property’s pond.

Black Forest, Colorado

The barstools at the left of this indoor-outdoor kitchen face a perfectly sun-dappled stand of trees (are we sure that’s not a mural?). A grillmaster to the right, in turn, has a view of one of this deck’s other outdoor treasures: A massive pizza oven.

Denver, Colorado

This sun-drenched fire feature and conversation area on the rooftop of an historic Denver high-rise has a bird’s-eye view of the Mile High City. Its construction was no mean feat for the Mega Decks crew, who hoisted their materials all the way up to the six-story building’s penthouse with a massive crane.

Denver, Colorado

Happy Hour is a feast for the eyes at this outdoor bar and grilling area, where downtown views keep going, going, going. This 360-degree view is the icing on the cake for this dream deck, which also features indoor/outdoor rooms, an Alaskan cedar hot tub, and a 180-square-foot artificial lawn.

Conifer, Colorado

The big-screen television above the wall-sized stone fireplace in this indoor-outdoor space has strong competition for viewers’ attention, courtesy of the lush forest just beyond the bar. Homeowners here can split the difference: During commercial breaks, they can commute from the sofa to the 12-person hot tub outside.

Conifer, Colorado

 

Fifteen miles southwest of Denver, these foothills feel like uncharted territory. The Conifer homeowners who commissioned this deck can enjoy the virgin forest and all the comforts of modern living, given the fire pit in their luxurious outdoor living room, retractable glass walls and a state-of-the-art grilling kitchen.

Burley, Idaho

When you’ve got an uninterrupted view of Idaho’s Snake River, the first order of business is installing windows everywhere. Neighbors don’t have to feel envious of this family’s lavish new Mega Deck: There’s room for all of them to have dinner and drinks in this massive entertainment space.

Burley, Idaho

How could one possibly improve on a classic western sunset view? With a fire feature that heats up when dusk falls and the stars come out, of course.

Estes Park, Colorado

Texans have a special appreciation for wide-open skies, and the multi-generational clan that commissioned this deck for their vacation home can reunite in high style with a superb view of the mountains in Colorado. The Mega Decks crew added a total of 1,000 square feet to their existing outdoor space—more than enough room to stretch out and enjoy family time.

Estes Park, Colorado

It doesn’t get more elemental than this glimpse of snow-capped peaks beyond a toasty fire rail. There’s a glass partition between the edge of this deck and the scenery on the other side, but thanks to the Mega Decks team’s sleek design, sight lines go straight out into the Rockies.

Estes Park, Colorado

There’s no place like home no matter where you live, but this lucky Colorado clan’s brand-new bar and grill give the phrase new meaning. Bringing friends and family together to enjoy 21st-century hospitality and ages-old rustic beauty are what Mega Decks are all about.

Parker, Colorado

Margaritas taste even better when they’re enjoyed on this 920-square-foot, wrap-around deck in a golden-green meadow. Who needs the beach?

Parker, Colorado

This indoor-outdoor sitting area and kitchen features a fire rail, sliding glass walls on all sides, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and mind-boggling views of the Colorado sky. Stargazing on this wrap-around deck is unforgettable.

Burley, Idaho

There’s no wrong way to appreciate a magnificent view of Idaho’s Snake River, but there could be a best way: In our humble opinion, it’s soaking in the hot tub on this regal mezzanine. Well played, Mega Decks—well played.

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