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Midwestern Log Homes

  1. “This cabin design has a 24-foot-wide prow front extending 4 feet beyond the standard corners of the building,” states Bryan Kerby, president of Northwoods Log Homes. The great room is designed with two 24-foot cross-ties within the exposed structural roof system.

    Crowd Pleaser: Lakefront Vacation Retreat

    One Wisconsin couple eagerly looks forward to enjoying their Northwoods vacation log home with friends and family.

  2. At 2,204 square feet, the Lanes' log home is friendly and accessible, and looks, they hope, like something that’s been on the site for a very long time.

    Building a Log Cabin with Salvaged Wood

    Salvaged materials and old-style building techniques create an instant aged appearance for this newly built Indiana cabin.

  3. The home features Appalachian-style flat logs with dovetail corners and 4-inch chink joints. The logs are cut up to 40 feet long, a design feature that eliminates leaks in the log system and cuts down on long-term maintenance.

    Low-Maintenance Lakeside Cabin

    A lakeside cabin emits a low-key ambience through low-maintenance building materials and an open, casual design.

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    Winning Effort: An Adirondack-Inspired Lakefront Home

    An Adirondack-Inspired Lakeside Home

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    Getting Away To It All: A Handcrafted Montana Home

    A handcrafted Montana vacation home echoes an Old West mood.

  6. When selecting a floor plan, Lou and Daniele Covotsos wanted to make sure the home looked nice from both the front and back. "We saw a million different plans," says Daniele. "I liked the Waterford a lot, and [when] I found out it could be adapted and expanded upon, then we just really liked it."

    Accessible Elegance: A Wisconsin Handicap Accessible Cabin

    A Chicago couple designed their retirement cabin in the Wisconsin woods with accessibility in mind.

  7. The Davises worked hard to design a log cabin with a distinctly modern aesthetic. They accomplished this on the exterior by mixing rustic materials, like Western Red Cedar logs and mossy mountain stone, with the more modern stainless steel of the roof and siding, and glass panes between the sloped roof and log structure. "At night, when the lights are on inside the cabin, it's almost like this roof is this floating plain," says Scott.

    Rustic, Meet Modern: Cozy Wisconsin Lakeside Cabin

    One Wisconsin couple creates a vacation retreat that is the perfect marriage of contemporary and rustic design.

  8. A steeply pitched roof sets the tone for French Country style. Stonework anchors the home to its woodsy setting.

    A French Country Montana Timber Home

    Building a modern chateau in Montana

  9. Glowing on a wintry night, this luxurious retreat home snuggles into a sloped lot overlooking the Gore Mountains in central Colorado. The varied roofline echoes the mountains' peaks.

    The Lure of the Rockies: A Rustic Colorado Log Home

    Designing a mountaintop getaway in Colorado

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    Building a Legacy: A Multi-Generational Michigan Log Home

    A couple creates a multi-generational home in northern Michigan to accommodate their family for years to come.

  11. A stone wall protects the hot tub, situated below the master bedroom.

    Transforming Tradition: An Alpine Log Home in Minnesota

    A Minnesota couple uses log accents to replace a family cabin with a North Woods lodge.

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    For Love of Logs: A Rustic Log Home in Michigan

    A Michigan couple favored log siding — until they got a look at real logs.

  13. Although the house sits on only 1.5 acres, there is plenty of room to experience nature. Homeowners Pat and Roger Gingrich say they spend more time outdoors than ever before. Both enjoy feeding the frogs in the pond and gardening, but the real treat for them is bird watching. "We have all sorts of birdhouses, and we know who is there and who is having babies," Pat says.

    Earth-Friendly Log Home in Iowa

    Two nature lovers build the home they’ve wanted for 30 years.

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    Hunter’s Heaven: Michigan Log Retreat

    An unplanned stop results in a treasured family retreat.

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    Northern Splendor: Wisconsin Log Home

    A Wisconsin couple crafts a welcoming retreat that embraces its surroundings.

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    Lakefront Living: A Lakefront Log Home in Texas

    An East Texas home showcases a variety of woods, including some salvaged after a devastating hurricane.

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    Third Time’s the Charm: A Lakeside Log Home in Minnesota

    A Minnesota couple can’t get enough of log-home living.

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    Work of Heart: Wisconsin Log Home

    A Wisconsin couple renovates their newlywed nest and creates an expanded home for the whole family to enjoy.

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    Grand Cottage: Lakeside Log Home Getaway

    Persistence pays off when one couple turns a small idea into their dream getaway.

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    Model Home

    A big idea starts with a 3-foot vision

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