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5 Timber Frame Homes With Must-See Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

From outdoor kitchens to cozy fire pits, these timber frame houses embrace the best in outdoor living.

With timber homes so frequently built in remote, picturesque regions (though not always!) it's no surprise many are designed with scenic views in mind. Often, that means a heavy emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. These five homes took that to heart, and have some of the most stunning outdoor living spaces around. Scroll below to get inspired with some inventive timber frame outdoor spaces.


1. Rustic Relaxation in Montana

 Photo: Karl Neumann 


With a dining room that opens up fully to a grilling and outdoor lounge area, this home defines indoor-outdoor living. Click here to tour this rustic Montana masterpiece and its multiple outdoor entertaining zones.


2. Form and Function on the Porch

 Photo: Roger Wade


This colorful Tennessee home proves one good porch is all you need to entertain outdoors. (Though multiple never hurt!) These homeowners got creative with their outdoor entertaining and added a dining area, sitting area, and a cozy porch swing. Click here to see this striking home and its welcoming outdoor spaces.


3. Luxe Amenities by the Pool

 Photo: Courtesy of Timberpeg


In this California home, an outdoor kitchen, dining area, and sprawling sitting area provide the best seat in the house: next to the pool. Click here to tour this home and all its luxe features. 


4. A  Party-Ready Porch

 Photo: Roger Wade


At this Northern California home, when the dinner wraps up under the covered porch, guests can simply move a few feet over and grab a plush chair by the fire pit. If that’s not enough, there’s always the hot tub and bocce ball court. Click here to see the full tour.


5. A Rustic Spot to Take in the Views

 Photo: Courtesy Natural Element Homes


This montana home overflows with authentic, rustic western style. Designed with entertaining in mind, the home’s 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space provides plenty of space for family and friends, expeiclaly on the covered patio, where dinner is served accompanied by stunning views. Click here to see it all.


More from Timber Home Living on Outdoor Living Spaces:

Timber-Frame Gazebo Inspiration 

How to Design a Functional Outdoor Area 

The Best Log and Timber Outdoor Spaces

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