The Front View
HGTV Dream Home 2007 is surrounded by lush mountain beauty and located at the base of some of the most popular trails in Winter Park, Colo.
The Beauty of Nature
The beauty of the lush property surrounding HGTV Dream Home didn't intimidate designer Linda Woodrum when it came to decorating the home's covered front porch and back patio. \"I kept it very simple outside,\" she says. \"Because there's no way to compete with the kind of beauty nature provides here.\"
The Perfect Backdrop
The great outdoors that surround this amazing Colorado home form the perfect backdrop for al fresco living.
Elegant Glider Benches
A pair of elegant, yet simple, matching metal glider benches face one another on the front porch. Each glider bench provides an unobstructed view of the pine-rich landscape beyond. Forest green throw pillows add color and interest, and a small end table made from recycled pine can double as another seat if necessary.
The Back Patio
Around back, the patio is convenient to the kitchen, so dashing inside for more refreshments is never a problem. The home also features a hot tub that seats up to four.
Linda's challenge was to find attractive outdoor furniture that was comfortable and also indestructible, given Colorado's harsh winter climates. \"Great-looking outdoor pieces that are low maintenance was what I was after,\" Linda explains, \"because you want to be able to entertain outdoors at a moment's notice without worrying that the furniture needs to be dismantled and cleaned first.\"
Aspen Pine Cafe Table
The snow-and wind-friendly cafe table was assembled from Aspen pine with metal detailing. The accompanying stools are made entirely of recycled wood rough-hewn bark branches topped with sanded and sealed seats made from wedges of felled pines.
The Guest Room Balcony
The guest rooms both open onto a third-floor balcony overlooking the expanse of Colorado woods behind the home.
Custom-Built Dog House
The dog house, located off the corner of the garage, was custom built to match the house. It features a shingled roof and rugged trusses over the door.
Al Fresco Living
No worries here. The great outdoors, panoramic views and lush property that surround this amazing Colorado home form the perfect backdrop for al fresco living, and that is what Winter Park is all about.