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  1. Contents – December 2003

      FEATURES Christmas Classic A Michigan couple celebrates Christmas cheer year-round in a custom log home fit for the whole family. Home to the Herd A handcrafted home doubles as the centerpiece of a working alpaca ranch. Kitchens That Cook! Design a space for the chef in you, where food rules and functionality is the […]

  2. 2003 December Log Home Living Cover

    Cover Home for December 2003 Amenities abound in this modified version of Town & Country’s “Lakeside” model. The grand exterior is made welcoming by a custom front door. The owners’ appreciation for nature is apparent in the wildlife etchings engraved into the door’s sidelights.   The kitchen is the epicenter of this 5,800-square-foot house–especially during the […]

  3. 12 Cyber Strategies

    he Internet has revolutionized not only how consumers buy and build log homes, but also how they maintain and decorate them. Just ask log home builder Bobby Glenn. Last year, three of the 11 log homes he sold were to clients he never met until the day they showed up at his open house in […]

  4. Hitting the Slopes

    In his youth, Pat Hamill competed on the Junior National Ski Team. Now, the Denver developer finds himself in the competitive residential construction arena, building nearly 1,000 traditional homes each year. Both vocations require a vast amount of coordination and a fast pace. Yet when Pat and his wife Kitty decided to build a Colorado […]

  5. Contents – November 2003

      FEATURESHitting the SlopesA former competitive skier turned community developer finds that a mountainside log home provides respite from a fast-paced life. Helicopter LoggingBrave pilots take to the air to harvest logs in a way that doesn’t damage the environment.Where the Buffalo RoamFinding her roots inspires a Midwest woman to build her vacation home in […]

  6. Contents – October 2003

    FEATURESThe Family Brand In the true spirit of the Old West, a Wyoming couple brings together family and friends to build a special log home. Great Expectations 15 tips to make your great room even greater Crowning Glory For a fireplace mantel to make its full impact, it’s got to be the right size, shape […]

  7. Naturally Nestled

    A New England family sets out to make their mountain home part of the Vermont landscape.When they were ready to build their hand-hewn log home, David and Terri Melincoff had a tough choice to make: they could either site the home to take advantage of a beautiful view of northern Vermont, or locate the home […]

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    Mountain Respite

    A couple takes up a relaxing second residence in the Blue Ridge Mountains to provide their growing family a comfortable gathering place.

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    Kitchen Design | Cool Kitchens

    If you’re designing the kitchen for your new log home, you know how challenging it can be to sort through the overwhelming number of options. The job is an easier one if you consider what elements are important to you and how you want the room to function and look. Whether your idea of the […]

  10. 2003 Fall – Contents

    FEATURES Mountain Zen, Mountain Craft An Eastern-inspired theme completes a Colorado mountain home 30 years in the making.   Country Classic Energy-efficient construction and high-quality, low-maintenance finishes put a contemporary spin on this timber-framed cape.   Cool Kitchens Five trendy ways to add pizzazz to the heart of your home   Mountain Respite A Virginia […]

  11. September 2003 Log Home Living Cover

    This log home rocks! (Which explains how it made its way to the cover of the September 2003 issue of Log Home Living.)Rocky Mountain Log Homes combined native fieldstone with 12-inch-diameter, custom-milled lodgepole pine for a home that is big on both drama and comfort.The design features a great room boasting a 24-foot-high cathedral ceiling, […]

  12. Adding On

    Montana Log Homes photo by Roger Wade What you need to know to make a new addition a thing of lasting beauty.   If you’re considering adding living space, a log home addition may be the ideal solution. The challenge is adding on without compromising your original home. Problems with ventilation, electrical, plumbing and other functions […]

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    Back to the Ranch

    Modern materials produce timeless style in today’s log homes.

  14. Contents – September 2003

    FEATURESBack to the RanchPreserving family tradition is the cornerstone of this Texas log home.Elegant Entryways11 ways to make a grand entranceA Diamond in the RoughRenovating this riverside jewel wasn’t easy, but the hard work was well worth the effort.Home AgainBuilding a special house is alwaysa labor of love. This one required twice as much heart.A […]

  15. Lower Level Living

    Alpine Log Homes photox Perhaps your child left the nest years ago but has recently  boomeranged back home with children in tow. Or maybe there is a teenage rock star wannabe in residence who is making teeth-grinding attempts at melodies. Or possibly you’ve started a new home-based business that needs some legroom to get up […]

  16. Contents – August 2003

    FEATURESHilltop HavenA Hawkeye couple relishes theirbird’s-eye view of Iowa’s best-kept secret: 1,000-foot elevations.Early RetirementTwo lucky turns of event help aKansas couple create a “retirement” retreat they can enjoy in the prime of their lives.Lower Level LivingMake the most out of precious spaceby finishing off your basement.Turning ‘Spec’ into SpecialSeeing what could be, a Minnesota couple […]

  17. Turning Spec into Special

    Seeing what could be, a Minnesota couple turns a spec house into a unique retirement home.It’s not always easy to see potential—as true for log homes as anything else. But soon after John and Patricia Clay bought their log home in a subdivision in Summers, Montana, they set about uncovering the hidden assets they knew […]

  18. Contents – Home Products Guide 2003

    about this guide the big finishHow much should you budget to outfit your new home? We’ll show you four ways to develop a plan to outfit your home. the busiest roomsFour key factors to outfit your kitchen and bathrooms in style fashionable furnishingsHow to shop for quality pieces of furniture that will fit both your […]

  19. Fashionable Furnishings

     urniture is what makes a house a home. To make your new log home cozy and suitable to your lifestyle, you will need to contemplate your new furniture’s form (what materials appeal to you?), function (what do you need to live comfortably?) and fashion (is there a decorating theme?). BudgetingEstablish a budget of what you […]

  20. Home Hot Shots

       warm hearth in a log home is one of those classic combinations in comfort, ranking right up there with hugs and kisses, and pillows and blankets.But choosing a hearth that can make a cold day cozy and serve as the focal point for family gatherings can be challenging. There are just so many options […]


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