The Ultimate Deck With Breathtaking Views and Lounge-Worthy Furnishings

The main deck at DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017 offers the perfect spot to enjoy the home's pristine panoramic views, with designated dining and seating areas and a new walkway connection with the updated master bedroom.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Relaxing Retreat

The comfortable and stylish main deck with stunning water views and spaces for dining and entertaining invites guests to come outside and soak in this home's idyllic location.

Authentic Waterside Living

This Vermont home tucked away on Lake Champlain offers the chance to unwind and enjoy all of the of water-related recreational activities in the area.

Gathering Space

The main deck includes an inviting seating area with an outdoor sofa and teak coffee table over a woven area rug that encourages guests to have a seat and soak in the views. Two rectangular white plant pots on the coffee table add a touch of greenery to the seating area.

Stylish Outdoor Sofa

The seating area’s outdoor sofa with thick blue cushions has a textural pattern and a few blue and white striped and green decorative pillows for contrast and comfort.

Leisurely Living

The main deck not only offers the chance to savor the natural surroundings, but also allows guests to enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the sun cooled by gentle breezes off the water.

Have a Seat

The main deck includes two beautiful lounge chairs with pillowed backs, thick cushioned seats and a textural pattern that coordinates with the outdoor sofa. A folding teak table between the chairs offers space to rest a drink and place a potted plant.

Fresh Look

The existing main deck was repainted and given a fresh look with a new top cap applied to all the handrails to match the upgrades made elsewhere during the detailed renovation to this Vermont property.

Destination Dining

The main deck's dining area includes an outdoor dining table and six chairs with the same textural pattern seen on the sofa and lounge chairs for destination dining outdoors.

Serve Refreshments

A wood tray with a pitcher of iced tea and glasses on the dining table sits ready to cool off guests on a warm day.

Tabletop Décor

A blue and white striped cotton table runner with triple-knotted fringe adds color and interest to the deck’s dining table.

Modern Planters

Four fire clay planters with clean, modern lines in varying heights in the corner of the deck off the dining area contain a variety of blooms and plants, including fern, geranium, and heuchera.

The Perfect Accessories

The top of the deck’s dining table includes small round metal stand buckets that hold easy-care sedum plants.

Great Flow

This wide view of the main deck looking towards the back of the home highlights the strong connection the deck shares with the living room located just inside the bi-fold glass doors.

New England Style

The indoor/outdoor wall sconces that flank the glass doors to the living room feature an industrial pipe-inspired arm and metal shade with a bronze finish.

Artisan Siding

The exterior of this updated home now includes artisan white lap siding that has multi-dimensional lines for a beautiful look, which offers structural integrity.

Natural Beauty

A band of Western Red Cedar provides warm contrast for the artisan white lap siding and the dark trim used around this updated lake retreat.

Steps Away

New steps built from Western Red Cedar with a natural stain that ties into the new handrails connect the main deck with the open kitchen inside.

Connected Spaces

This angle looking toward the main deck’s seating area shows the view enjoyed from the new walkway off the master bedroom, which connects the two spaces.

Project Goal

Matching the existing small ranch home to the breathtaking views of Lake Champlain was one of the major goals for the transformation of DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017.

Natural Beauty

This updated home includes the blue and green colors seen in the sky, water and landscape that surrounds this cozy wooded escape with stunning views.

Nighttime Beauty

Built on rock, at night this lake retreat glows and offers guests the chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the comfortable and stylish main deck.