Rustic Appeal, Modern Amenities

Official Newspaper of NAHB - May 2, 2011

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Floor Plans: Rustic Appeal, Modern Amenities a Beautiful Blend in Jefferson City, Mo.

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.

An example of modern log home construction, the home owner designed the property to take full advantage of magnificent views of the surrounding countryside from several vantage points.

She also added aging-in-place features, including wider hallways, three-foot-wide doorways, a main-level owner’s suite and other smart elements.

The lead designer of log home manufacturer Expedition Log Homes based Oostburg, Wis., provided structural guidance and practical modifications. 

The home earned Expedition a 2011 Excellence in Home Design: Log award in the NAHB Building Systems Councils Excellence in Design & Marketing competition.

learned, too late, that shoveling snow is a young man's job!"


Build Team

  • Manufacturer — Expedition Log Homes, Oostburg, Wis.
  • Builder — Mike Andrews Construction, Jefferson City, Mo.


  • Three-bedroom, 3,167-square-foot custom log home with wall of windows and angled sunroom to take full advantage of hillside views
  • Foyer featuring a rustic staircase with half-log treads and an open riser
  • First floor owner's suite
  • First floor laundry room
  • Two second-floor bedrooms, one with a full bath
  • Loft and powder room on second floor
  • Great room with stone fireplace and wall of windows
  • Kitchen with knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops and a sand-toned subway-tile backsplash
  • Two-car garage
  • Mudroom

Aging-in-Place Features

  • Wider hallways
  • 3'-wide doorways

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