HGTV Dream Home 2012: Hot Tub Deck Pictures

Borrowing its color palette from the family room, this relaxation deck offers a spot to kick back after a day spent outdoors.

The 13-foot incorporated bench is custom-crafted of the same durable composite material as decking, finished in grey to replicate the look of weathered clapboard.

Sturdy aluminum-framed lounge chairs are paired with reversible cushions in high-performance Sunbrella fabric, guaranteed to resist mold, mildew and color fade.

A six-seat hot tub features six interchangeable jetpaks that control and customize the hydro-massage experience for each user.

The low profile and scroll design of club chair arms stand in contrast to linear design and detail of both pillows and decking.

A refreshing escape after a day spent on the slopes, the deck offers views of both Mount Timpanogas and the Provo River.

A focus on texture defines the landscape design, where Kentucky bluegrass is effectively paired with both switch and foundation grasses.

The boardwalk-style deck offers easy access from the hot tub to the changing room entrance. Once inside, guests may shower, freshen up or relax before entering the home's central gathering spaces.

Stripes and graphic prints lend a contemporary twist and connect to the family room's color and design story.

The deck's border of burgundy switch grass will provide subtle hints of color throughout the fall season.

Perched above the hot tub deck, a Juliet-style balcony lends a hint of romance to the home's rustic design elements.

Should weather change unexpectedly, the hot tub area is steps away from the family room's covered deck.

The ideal spot to nap or catch up on reading, the deck's cushioned bench speaks to the home's focus on relaxation and escape.

Striated limestone stepping stones appear as if weathered over time. The path leads visitors from the backyard to pastures beyond the property line.

State park land lies just beyond the property's split-rail fence. A custom ladder provides easy access from the backyard to open meadow land and the Provo River.

The community of River Meadows Ranch features 39 one-of-a-kind estate lots, many of which boast state park and Provo River frontage.

The 2012 home is the first river-front HGTV Dream Home, with direct access to the famed Provo River, noteworthy for its blue-ribbon fly fishing.

The Provo, which originates in the Uinta mountains, flows 70 miles southwest, where it ultimately drains into Utah Lake. In Heber Valley, private property fronts most of the river.

The staggered height of Karl Forester and Burgundy Switch Grass lends drama and visual interest in outdoor spaces.

A seamless transition is made from deck to family room porch, where chairs face East. "I love the view from that little porch," says Linda. "When I see that split rail fence that disappears into meadow and then trees and mountains beyond that, I feel like I could have been there 100 years ago or 50 years ago."

Linda's palette of greys and blues bleeds outside, where exterior cladding defines the purpose of interior spaces.

Moonlight becomes the modern rustic ranch, where singular spaces are connected like wings in a family compound.

A soft, cozy glow from outdoor lighting, fireplaces and hot tub complement Mother nature's own fireworks.