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  1. March-April 2004 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs – March/April 2004Genesis Introduces Custom, Affordable Designs at IBSOver at the Genesis model home, “off-site construction” is the preferred nomenclature for explaining how the company can add technology to a builder’s tool belt. This year, Genesis sought to educate builders and developers that their designs are both custom and affordable.Genesis, a division of […]

  2. March-April 2004 – SIP Briefs

    SIP Briefs – March/April 2004 SIPA Conference Boston Bound May 3-5Think there’s no better place to plan a revolution in home building than in Boston? That’s the theme for the Structural Insulated Panel Association or SIPA’s annual meeting and conference. A valuable networking event for both longtime veterans and newcomers to the SIP industry, this […]

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    How To: Build a Log Home Quickly | 8 Steps to a Quickly Built Log Home

    How To: Build a Log Home Quickly 8 steps to a quickly built log home by: Charles Bevier Your Log Home Now We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it’s not surprising that some consumers want the same […]

  4. Contents – June 2004

      FEATURES GORGEOUS HOMES Georgia, Remembered Memory is a powerful thingâ€â€?especially when it leads to a dazzling new home in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A story about an old fishing trip, dreams fulfilled and a new lifestyle. A Mammoth Proposal You’ve got to love a guy who pops the question in the lush UT forest. […]

  5. May 2004 Log Home Living Cover

    A Home for the AgesA modern North Carolina home has its foundation in tradition.Located deep within 30 wooded acres in Winston Salem, North Carolina, sits what appears to be a traditional 19th century farmhouse. But not everything is as it appears. More than just a simple cabin, this 3,900-square-foot home is rich in detail and […]

  6. 7 Secrets of Successful Log Home Construction

    by: Cheryl Kenny | Log Home Design Many people spend months or even years planning the log home of their dreams. They tour home shows, scour magazines and review house plans with giddy anticipation. When construction finally starts, their pride and elation can't be denied. After all, as British postmodern novelist Angela Carter wrote, "home […]

  7. Contents – May 2004

      FEATURES Bonus! 50 Ways to Love & Protect Your New Home Weekend warriors, do-it-yourselfers and everyone in betweenâ€â€?use this handy pull-out guide to help maintain your castle. Down by the River The fabled Blackfoot River. Feisty trout. Rolling Montana landscape. Log home owner Jerry O’Connell has it allâ€â€?including a gorgeous new addition. Amazing Transformation […]

  8. Building Character

      Merritt Contracting photo by Bednarski Photographics Like people, homes can be infused with charm and personality. Throughout my life I have met people with exceptional abilities and qualifications who are one-dimensional and uninteresting personally. I have also met simple folk with little education and limited skills who have a depth that can be intoxicating. […]

  9. Run for the Money

    A marathon runner builds a rustic mountain retreat in record time.

  10. Great Escape

    Today’s master bedrooms are used for much more than sleeping. These 10 design ideas will help you create the perfect sanctuary. A hundred years ago, the bedroom was a very private affair. The old-fashioned boudoir was often tucked away on a second story, visited only at nighttime when slumber called. Today, the master bedroom has […]

  11. Mixed Media

    Old meets new, iron meets wood and nature comes indoors in the Chicago suburbs. The words rustic, durable and inviting never left Mike and Judy Lembke’s minds as they planned their timber frame home in northeastern Illinois. The outdoor enthusiasts who love hunting and hiking are also parents of four young rough-and-tumble boys. And even […]

  12. 2004 Spring – Contents

    FEATURESTexas MelodyFirst it was beautiful music that filled this couple’s timber frame home. Now that music is accompanied by the giggles of their two little girls.Great EscapeToday’s master bedrooms are used for much more than sleeping. These 10 design ideas will help you create the perfect sanctuary.The Bath & Beyond10 ways to transcend the ordinaryMixed […]

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    27 Ways to Tweak Your Log Home Floor Plan

    With a few tweaks, you can design a beautiful home that’s also practical to live in. You’ve pored over the floor plans offered by log home producers and you’ve finally found one you love. Well, you almost love it. If only you could move that wall a little bit here or shift that window over […]

  14. Natural Wonders

    A Michigan couple’s retirement home becomes a gathering place for friends and family.

  15. Contents – March 2004

      FEATURES Natural WondersA Michigan couple’s retirement home becomes a gathering place for friends and family.27 Ways to Fine-tune Your FloorplanWith a few tweaks, you can design a beautiful home that’s also practical to live in.Redefining RusticThe waters of the Menominee River beckon a Wisconsin couple to build along its banks.Designer ChallengeLearn how to brighten […]

  16. 2004 February Log Home Living Cover

    Cover Home for February 2004 Long, full-round log walls coupled with pitched dormers and half-round windows make Maple Island Log Home’s Chippewa model a beautiful sight, inside and out. The great room design takes advantage of soaring ceilings with large windows and glass doors incorporated in the three log walls. There’s an unparalleled view in every […]

  17. Furnishing Your Home Room by Room

    Decorating Tip Keep in mind the size and scale of the room that you’re working with. Oversized furniture would look cramped in this space.Photo by Roger WadeDecorating an entire home can seem like an overwhelming task. Use these expert tips to break it down to a more manageable job, one room at a time. The […]

  18. Contents – February 2004

      FEATURES On the CoverBONUS! Contractor Review ChecklistUse our pull-out guide to find and compare the best log home contractors.As Good As OldWith careful work, one New Jersey couple creates an old-fashioned-looking log home that seamlessly fits into the surrounding historic community. Furnishing Your Home Room By RoomDecorating an entire home can seem like an […]

  19. As Good As Old

    With careful work, one New Jersey couple creates an old-fashioned-looking log home that fits seamlessly into the surrounding historic community.  Cooperstown, New York, is probably most widely recognized as home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, but those who reside there know it has so much more to offer. Boasting world-class museums, theater […]

  20. Contents – January 2004

      FEATURES BONUS! Financial Planning Guide Use this comprehensive pull-out checklist to help you find the best loan package. At Home in the Forest A Colorado cabin is fueled by sunshine and the spirit of independent living. Living Off the Grid Intrigued by the prospect of eliminating your electric bill? Here’s how to do it. […]

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