Balcony Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2014

With breathtaking forest, golf course and mountain views, this covered balcony off the second-floor family room is a private spot to take in all of Tahoe's natural beauty.

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Chris Werner Photography ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Chris Werner Photography ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Located just off the second-floor family room and atop the master suite, the home's only balcony offers views of the forest, golf course and distant mountains.

Ponderosa pine trees, carefully preserved during the siting and building of HGTV Dream Home 2014, are on display just off the balcony.

A dramatic, steeply pitched roof outfitted with cube-shaped eaves offers both style and function. The overhang protects the balcony from the elements, allowing it to be enjoyed even in the rain or snow.

Durable iron furniture outfitted with indoor-outdoor cushions is strong enough to withstand the harsh winter elements.

Stainless steel mesh stands in for more traditional railing materials, adding an industrial touch to the home's exterior without obstructing the views beyond.

The balcony chairs feature light gray cushions and orange accent pillows designed to complement hues used inside the family room, visually connecting the two spaces.

A floor-to-ceiling window looking onto the balcony from the family room further blurs the lines between indoors and out.

Cedar lap siding treated with a natural wood stain, a traditional choice in rustic mountain homes, is a stark contrast to the modern metal accents and steel mesh railing.

The landscaping at the home was done to preserve as many native trees and plants as possible, including these ponderosa pine trees located just beyond the balcony.

Beyond the trees lies the Shaffer's Mill community's picturesque, award-winning golf course – just one of the many amenities offered here.