The back decks have mesh metal furniture and glass paneled railings to allow for less obstructed views. And the views are lovely when covered with snow! In the summer and fall, the leaves of the trees allow only a glimpse of the water below, but when the trees are leafless and skeletal, they allow views down to the water and to the shore beyond. And they allow views of the scattered white pines and hemlocks that grace the hillsides. This year has offered a beautiful cover of snow that has at times lingered on rails and branches for truly wonderful winter views from the warm house and from the yard, should you dare go there!