Renewed Riches

2004 August Log Home Living Cover Home Interior An escape from the faster-paced city, this 6-year-old log home rests on 24 peaceful acres close to Blackfoot River near Missoula, Montana. Comfortably sized at 2,090-square-foot, the three-bedroom, two-bath structure was built using 24-inch aged logs. Joined with saddle notches and sealed with wide bands of chinking, the logs set the tone for this vintage-looking retreat.

In addition to the aged logs, a number of reclaimed items intensify the home’s time-worn feeling. Logs from an old barn make up the loft and porch, wide-plank flooring was once the pine ceiling in an old chicken ranch and the interior doors originated from an antiquated school house. Even the trim, frames and baseboards were salvaged timber from an old warehouse. Every item down to the antique vanities, butcher-block countertops and old English display cabinets in the kitchen plays a vital role in this home by creating a portal into the past.

Family RoomTo heighten the nostalgia, the home was furnished with relics from flea markets, antique stores and throwaway piles. Recessed and track lighting is used to highlight the natural grain of the logs and complete the sentimental feeling of this modern, yet weathered mountain haven.


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