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  1. The Golden Years

    To commemorate their 50 years of marriage, a California couple builds a majestic log retreat in the Montana mountains.Some couples exchange special gifts for their golden wedding anniversary, others throw a party for friends and family. Jackie and Bill Channell did both.Two years ago they “gave” one another a fabulous vacation home near Bigfork, Montana. […]

  2. Well Done

    Deciding on the particulars of a new water well may not be one of the more romantic aspects of living in a log home, but it’s certainly among the most important.

  3. Adirondack Style Goes West

    When Bob and Diane Kobb and their three children decided they wanted a vacation home far from the Adirondacks where they live year-round, they looked out West. Their quest ended in Park City, UT, known not only for its world-class skiing but also for its hiking, fishing and summer festivals.It was just the change of […]

  4. Building on Tricky Sites

    It’s not always easy to construct a home on a mountaintop, waterfront or other scenic location. But if you plan carefully and take a few precautions, you can make your dream spot a realityOne of the great things about log homes is their location. Nine times out of ten, they occupy terrific sites in rural […]

  5. A Simple Plan

    A Simple Plan Timber frame home completes cozyColorado mountain getaway Story by Amy LaughinghousePhotography by Laurie Dickson Just outside the town of Telluride, Colorado, a timber frame chateau lies tucked into a hillside, overlooking the San Juan Mountains. As elk graze nearby, a landscaped waterfall flows over smooth slabs of native stone, providing a soothing […]

  6. 2001 Summer – On The Right Track

    On the Right Track The whistle of a locomotive lures New Jerseynatives to discover the West Story by Mary Charest IorioPhotography by Roger Wade There’s a stretch of railroad in the southwestern corner of Colorado that once carried ore from the mining town of Silverton to Durango. Its narrow gauge was just wide enough for […]

  7. 2001 Fall – Lone Star Statement

    Lone Star Statement X Timber Frame Homes Texas couple adds regional rustic flairto their timber frame home Story by Jason PeakPhotography by Roger Wade Next to a blue lake, Bob and Jean Ann LeGrand’s timber frame home rises from the West Texas dust and mesquite, a shimmering oasis of handcrafted artistry. Their idea was that […]

  8. Constructive Advice

    Constructive Advice Randy Sweitzer illustration Covering Ground Story by Jim Kemp Flooring is one of those  crucial design elements that determines how your new timber frame house will look and function. But, we may not give it serious thought until it’s too late—when someone slips in the bathroom or permanently stains the bedroom carpeting. Fortunately, […]

  9. Constructive Advice

    Randy Sweitzer illustration Covering GroundStory by Jim KempFlooring is one of those  crucial design elements that determines how your new timber frame house will look and function. But, we may not give it serious thought until it’s too late—when someone slips in the bathroom or permanently stains the bedroom carpeting. Fortunately, home owners can choose […]

  10. 20 Essentials of Great Log Home Designs

    Over the last 30 years, architects and designers have taken log cabin design to places our founding fathers could scarcely imagine. Yesterday's one-room cabins have become full-fledged homes—even castles—sought out by do-it-yourselfers and boardroom barons alike. Yet no matter how far-flung the application, log homes remain a direct link to things that are earthy and […]

  11. Chapel in the Pines

    A California couple uses a hands-on approach to build their mountainside dream home.

  12. 15 Fabulous Ideas for your Master Bath

    With a little design inspiration, you can create a rejuvenating retreat or most of us, the master bath evokes powerful images. We envision a refuge filled with luxury amenities, spa-like fixtures and sophisticated style—a true oasis for the soul. To create such a paradise takes some careful planning, a dash of indulgence and balance. You […]

  13. Can We Afford This?

    How to develop a timber frame home building budget By Conrad TheodoreIllustration by Kristin Brewin  rawing up your ideal timber frame home can be a lot of fun. You can add several spacious rooms here, top-of-the-line appliances there. How about a hot tub? Perhaps a backyard putting green? Everything and anything can be done in […]

  14. A Haven in Hill Country

    Inspiration is everywhere when afamily decides to build their vacationhome in the Lone Star statehe stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. If you were a turn-of-the-century ranch hand, you’d spend plenty of evenings under those stars when you went out to check on the herd. And at night, […]

  15. Kitchen Space Savers

    Kitchen Space Savers Use these innovative products to make the most of your kitchen’s storage By Steve Greenberg 1 – Sink-Dishwasher ComboNo room for a dishwasher? How about washing your dirty dishes in the sink? That may not sound like a novel idea, but now it is. The Briva dishwasher is the first in-sink dishwasher. […]

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    How Do I Build a Log Home?

    by: Log Home Living Answer the first question with a little help from a lending professional. The other questions should be presented to log home industry representatives—the salespeople and builders you meet. If you've already selected a log producer, use this list of questions to familiarize yourself with their product specifics. If you're searching for […]

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    How To: Estimate Log Home Construction Costs

    How to estimate costs on your log home construction project

  18. Worth their Wait

    Worth Their Wait Kentucky couple’s dream pays off in the long run   Story by Linda VaccarielloPhotography by Jim Battles Folks who have never built a house before are often surprised to learn that it may take a year or more before they’re happily settling into their new home. For Vickie and Giles Schuckmann, the […]

  19. Warming the Hearth

    Warming the Hearth   Know the level of heat you can expectfrom your fireplace, stove or masonry heater Story by Peter Lobred What’s a log home without the perfect hearth to keep you warm and beautify the entire house? But alas, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to selecting […]

  20. Best and Brightest

    Best and Brightest Building a Lake Tahoe dream home Story by Linda VaccarielloPhotography by Laurie Dickson The striking 3,000-square-foot log home in South Lake Tahoe isn’t the first house that Jan and Don Wallace have built for themselves, but it’s by far the most unusual. “Quite an experience,” Jan chuckles. “I’m thrilled with everything about […]

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