About the Back Patio: Whether you’re gathered around the glowing outdoor fireplace or catching up with old friends near the built-in barbecue station, the back patio offers infinite opportunities to socialize. During quiet, alone times, it provides the perfect space to curl up with a good book. “Even if it’s 100 degrees, if you are in the shade, it’s very comfortable. It is phenomenal,” enthuses interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The countdown is on! You can take the virtual tour of HGTV Dream Home 2011 starting December 20 at 9 a.m. ET. Get reminders from our HGTV Ideas Newsletter. Also, tune into the HGTV Dream Home 2011 special on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET.