Role Model

A North Carolina home launches the owner’s second career.
Photos courtesy of Broyhill Wiles Log and Timber Frame Home Builders

People are curious about log-home builders’ homes. One assumption is that they’ll be the ultimate showplaces. More often, however, a different ethic prevails. Such is the case with this appealingly modest custom home. Its owner was a […]

Rocky Mountain Wonder

A Colorado post-and-beam home showcases logs in a different light.

Sweet Home, Alabama

A roomy retreat offers respite from the workaday world.

Custom features and fine craftsmanship distinguish this hewn-log home, located in southwest Alabama, not far from the owners’ primary residence. The couple fancied a retreat for study, reflection and solitude, away from their busy routines, but also a special place where they might entertain clients, friends and […]

Lakeside Dream

A Michigan home is a family and friends magnet.

Dream Fulfilled

A New York home brings its architect owner’s decades-old design to life.

Lakeside Living

A Wisconsin half-log home delivers full-log satisfaction.

A Sense of Inner Space

Good design provides physical and emotional satisfaction.

The Maine Event

A Carolina couple continue their love affair with logs.
Story by Roland Sweet
Photos by Brian Fitzgerald

Some people consider owning a log home a lifetime achievement. Doug and Mimi O’Neill regard log homes as a way of life. Doug lived in one in North Carolina and another in South Carolina, where he met Mimi. Whenever they went skiing, […]

Upward Mobility

Stairs in a log home are reason enough to have an upper level. Besides being easier to climb than ladders, staircases add an up-and-down look that plays against horizontal wall logs. And in homes whose loft overlooks the great room, stairs transition to eye-catching railings or coordinate with the logwork itself. Custom details turn them into […]

Shelter from the Norm

A handcrafted Colorado home fits an active lifestyle.
Story by Teresa L. Woff
Photos by James Ray Spahn

Contractors Jim and Mary Darcy had built homes with log accents before but never one of full log. Then they bought 1.7 acres in a subdivision of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The location suited their active lifestyle, with immediate access to golf […]