The fall sunsets will be spectacular from here. Oh, the view!
UPDATE: I stained the beams and added a sunshade. Now it's a 'sleeping porch'.
Second Update: I added a large field stone under the fireplace, a full width color matching shade, a table/wood bin, and a 90º elbow on the stove to divert smoke away and keep water out. I slept out here twice this weekend.