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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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. […]

  5. Run for the Money

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

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  10. Natural Wonders

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

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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. […]

  17. Great Hearth Recipes

    The difference between a great hearth and merely average one is architectural balance. Cook up a fire that delights the senses with these six design strategies.

  18. Old English Rendering

    A medieval cottage comes to life with the artistic touch and perseverance of a dedicated couple. Small Southern towns are known for porch houses from another era—think “Gone with the Wind’s” Tara Manor. But when Terry and Wendy Weisenfeld moved to York, South Carolina, they had to reach a bit further back—by about 600 years—to […]

  19. 2004 Buyers Guide – Content

    FEATURESThe House That Love BuiltFrom the beginning of their married life together, this Colorado couple was destined to build their dream home. Reverse Retirement Bucking the retirement trend, a Miami couple heads out West. Old English Rendering A medieval cottage comes to life with the artistic touch and perseverance of a dedicated couple. Make It […]

  20. Paradise Found

      Sometimes the home you’ve always dreamed of building has already been built for you.Building a brand new custom log home is an adventure many people wouldn’t trade for the world. But there’s also something to be said for buying an existing log home that already has a little “history” behind it, a home that […]


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