Log Cabin Homes - May 2017
A self employed Massachusetts couple carves out time, and a place to kick back, in idyllic Bridgton, Maine.
Log Cabin Homes - September 2013
A new family home with a country sensibility is welcomed to farmland held for generations. "Our client chose full logs for their family house," says Dennis Davis, project manager for RJ Dailey Construction, "believing the aesthetics would make the proper statement about family and farm vaues: strong, stable and, most of all, enduring."
Nations Building News - Front Page May 2, 2011
Modern amenities blend with the appeal of historic and rustic architecture in The Hillview, an award-winning, custom- designed 3,167-square-foot log home in Jefferson City, Mo., that the owners plan to enjoy as they grow older.
Log Home Living - January 2011
Ever since he was five years old, Larry has lived on his family's 80-acre ranch in east-central Oklahoma. When he and Dana planned for their retirement, they saw no reason to move anywhere else. They'd lived in the same home on the ranch for some 25 years, but now they just wanted more space - and a log home.
Log Home Living Annual Buyers Guide - 2011
For Wisconsin natives Julie and Ted Spillius, summers are meant to be spent at the lake. Both of their parents had North Woods properties when they were children, so they dreamed of having a cabin where daughters Katie, Jackie and Stephanie could enjoy that same special summer experience.
Log Home Living - 2009
For this Michigan couple, achieving the perfect log home was hardly beginner's luck - the second time was, indeed, the charm.
Country's Best Annual Buyers Guide - 2009
The log home way of life is in the Sangmeisters' blood. Charles grew up in Philadelphia with fond memories of vacationing in a log home and never forgot the warm feeling it created. Lana grew up in Montana and says log homes, along with the great outdoors, are part of her heritage - her grandparents started their family in a log home they built.
Log Home Living - May 2008
Midwestern and Tuscan styles are about as far apart aesthetically as, well, Iowa and Italy. But Greg and Melanie Hicklin had a vision - or rather, dueling visions. "My exposure to log cabins come from fishing in Canada, so I had something rustic in mind," says Greg. But Melanie had other plans for the couple's getaway home, a short drive from their lives in Des Moines. She has thinking of Tuscany, and figured an Italian country look could indeed work in a log home.
Log Home Design Ideas - October 2007
What do you get when you take one stock plan, four shrewd owners and lots of ingenuity? Four very different log home designs that are as original as the people who live in them.
Log Homes Illustrated - September 2007
"My father loved being at the cabin, and he loved the outdoors," David remembers. "On the wall of the living room, he had two shadow boxes with large writing: 'It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder; it's the stillness that fills me with peace.' That is the way he felt about being there with his family."
Log Home Design - July 2007
With the kids grown and gone, an Iowa couple downsizes to a home that celebrates, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Country's Best Log Homes - May 2007
More than 25 years of research and planning went into a Pennsylvania log home
Log Home Design Ideas - May 2007
Barbara Callahan will never forget the day she moved into her log home - her first child was born the very next night.
Log Homes Illustrated - May 2007
Anyone who relocates from the Chicago suburbs to a small, rural community in southwestern Michigan has to be a nature lover and a fan of four seasons.
Log Home Living - August 2006
Romance and lofty notions of craftsmanship have their place, but sometimes the reason behind the building a log home is fairly simple: it's a place to unwind and have fun with family and friends.
Country's Best Log Homes - May 2006
For years, Jill harbored the dream of a log home. She often rode her horse past a beautiful example of gracious living in log and wished she could have her own. The thought became so ingrained that when she married George Isken a few years ago, it was natural that she should share her hope with him.
Log Homes Illustrated - March 2006
When Jamie Maschmeyer opened his first restaurant, he drew on fond memories of his grandparents in northern Wisconsin, especially the rib-sticking food his grandmother cooked. He wanted to offer that same food and in a setting reminiscent of Wisconsin's north woods.
Log Home Living - July 2005
"Log homes are cropping up all over the place here," says Jim, whose family has lived on the 140-acre farm (in a frame farmhouse) since the first settlers arrived in Iowa. "People see them and decided they like them."
Log Home Design Ideas - March 2005
Dentist Larry Warren enjoys building bridges. Not too unusual, unless you consider that his most recent construction runs across a stream. That bridge is just one of many stellar views that. Larry and his wife Donna now enjoy from their log home in Greer, Arizona.
Log Homes Illustrated - March 2005
Roger and Kathryn did not necessarily intend to build a log home when they set out on their quest to establish a quiet place where thy could escape the pressures of their law practices in Boulder City, Nevada, and perhaps eventually retire. All they knew for sure was that they wanted a large parcel of secluded land..
Country's Best Log Homes - September 2004
In the ever-growing population shift to the Southwest, Americans are drawn to the sunny climate and blue skies of Arizona, with the largest numbers focused on the south-central resort areas. But there's increasing recognition that the pine-covered mountains farther north offer the same sunshine with a lot less summer heat.
Log Home Illustrated - September 2004
Everyone's idea of perfection is different. When Jack and Judy McCarthy announced that they planned to retire to a remote lake in northern Minnesota, many of their best friends and closest relatives questioned why they would ever want to do such a thing.
Country's Best Log Homes - September 2003
A couple and their builder worked long and hard - and with a lot of enthusiasm - to create a community showpiece.
Log Home Design Ideas - Planning Guide 2003
After more than a decade of researching, planning and revising, this New Jersey couple spend lazy days in a log home designed for lake views - and how sweet it is..
Log Homes Illustrated - May 2003
Conrad and Mary Golonka love wood. They love wood furniture, wood ceilings and wood walls. They filled their conventionally built home with all kinds of wood. After installing oak paneling in the basement, they realized that the look they were really trying to achieve occurs naturally in a log home. They decided to build one. "A log home takes you back to a different time and place," Conrad says. "There is an ambiance of creativity that just seems to fit who we are."
Country's Best Log Homes - September 2002
To Mark and Teresa, family is everything. With five children and one on the way, the two have built their lives around the notion of living life to the fullest with everyone in tow.
Log Home Design Ideas - September 2001
If you're like most people thinking about buying a log home, you've visited your share of model homes, read your share of literature and taken in your share of home shows. But truth be told, no part of the research process can top actually stepping into a log home. That mythic "warm feeling" takes over and the smell of wood invades your sense.
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