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    HOMESTYLE by Kurt Cyr DRESSING YOUR WINDOWSThe right window treatments add style and function Function versus aesthetics, architectural versus decorative, wood versus fabric. These are just some of the factors to weigh when deciding upon the perfect window treatment for your log home. Window treatments have to work for a variety of uses. Not only […]

  2. Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality Family plans its dream log home via the Internet With log homes frequently being built as getaway spots many miles away from primary residences, a long-distance construction process can be not only a logistical nightmare but also an increasingly expensive endeavor. That’s what led Michael Gomez and Rosie Cuellar-Gomez to turn on their computer […]

  3. Settling In

    Settling In Innkeepers give a restored Texas cabina new resting place Story by Michael BaxterPhotography by Brad Simmons In 1830 a German immigrant named Farrak made his way to the lush, fertile fringes of the Texas Hill Country. It was there, near what would one day become the tiny community of Page, that he decided […]

  4. More than a Dream

    More Than a DreamIllinois log home offers the idealspot for complete rest and relaxation Story by Kim RobertsPhotograph by James Yochum Bob and Leslie’s home, nestled in a secluded 750-acre site in northern Illinois, is the culmination of Bob’s childhood infatuation with log construction. “My grandmother had a log cabin. I’ve always been involved in […]

  5. On Design – Lighting your way

    Lighting Your WayIlluminating ideas for every room of your log home by Murray Arnott We all have been in homes in which we feel particularly relaxed and comfortable. Or we have worked in spaces that seem to energize us and spark our productivity. A well-lit home is much more than simply selecting and placing fixtures. […]

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    Who Will Design Your Log Home?

    You're planning your dream home. You know the importance of finding the right people to design a house that will accommodate you for years to come. All of this leads to a very good question: Who will design your dream house? For most future log-home owners, the decision boils down to one of two choices: […]

  7. On Design – Log Garages

    On Design by Jim Kemp Log GaragesDesigning a home for your car, and more Part of the fun of building a house is planning the master suite, the kitchen and, of course, the decor. Then there are the less-glamorous decisions, including the look, size and location of the garage. The garage? What’s there to decide […]

  8. Worth Its Metal

    Top off your home with a durable and stylish roofing material By Tracy Maruschak Ruff  Metal roofing materials have topped log homes for decades with durable results. It looks good, protects against the elements and is energy-efficient, cost-effective and easy to install. Though often viewed as an expensive roofing option, metal can actually save you […]

  9. Brass Tacks – Building to Fit Your Budget

    Brass Tacks by Jim Cooper BUILDING TO FITYOUR BUDGET Help your dream hometoe the bottom line This classic Brass Tacks column first appeared in the June-July 1995 Issue of Log Home Living A builder recently presented a bid for a log home to customers who had already purchased a package and had blueprints in hand. […]

  10. Reader’s Corner – The Search for Land

    READER’S CORNER by Peter Lobred The Search for LandVirginia Couple forges a path to the perfect site—in North Carolina Throughout their years of research and planning, Paul and Sandy Bortree had developed at least a partial vision of their future log home’s location: They both dreamed of lakefront land. But when it came to the […]

  11. Home For a Lifetime

    Home for a Lifetime Nebraska couple builds a homethat’s accessible to all By Margaret Haapoja When Kearney, Nebraska, native Tammy Lawter returned from the 1999 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Puerto Rico, she brought home gold medals in softball and bowling, and silvers for shot put and discus. Tammy tackled the plans for a new […]

  12. On The Coast of Maine

    On the Coast of Maine Midwest family chooses logsfor their New England home The Miedemas furnished their log great room with traditional elegance. Story by Cathy Nelson PricePhotography by Roger WadeProduced by Brenda Kelley Think of mid-coast Maine and you might envision clapboard Colonials weathered by the sea air.  Log homes just don’t seem to […]

  13. Dream Home Makeover

    An Illinois couple expands a lakeside home Story by Tracy Maruschak RuffPhotography by Roger Wade Since 1963, Sandy and Marty Wambsganss have vacationed near lake Minocqua in Northern Wisconsin.  Their daughter and son-in-law carried on the tradition by building their own log vacation home on the lake in 1992.  A few years later, they decided […]

  14. Before and After

    BEFORE& AFTER A Georgia couple breathes newlife into a neglected log home Story by Gus WolkePhotography by Brad Simmons My wife Margo and I don’t consider ourselves beginners when it comes to renovation. We’ve acted as general contractor on three house renovations, all of which included extensive remodeling. But when we plunged into a log […]

  15. Home Style – The carefree cabin

    The Carefree CabinDevelop a style and theme to ensure your log home represents a true getaway Photo by Laurie Dickson Open shelving in the kitchen provides easy access to dishes and creates a cabin-like feeling. By Kurt Cyr Summer afternoons, by nature, were designed to be spent languidly splashing about in the cool refreshing water […]

  16. Building Wise | Your Cooking Environment

    by: Marshall Glickman | Log Flip through the pages of magazines and books that feature elegant homes, and you'll typically see more photos of living rooms and studies than any other spot. It seems that when we picture ourselves enjoying our ideal house, we see ourselves relaxing on the sofa or reading a book […]

  17. Home Style – Comfortable surroundings

    Comfortable SurroundingsThe right fireplace facing can be the perfectcomplement to your home’s design and decor By Kurt Cyr With its dance of light and heat, fire has long symbolized life. But even more than a mere symbol, the magical flames mimicked life with the qualities of birth, growth and death. This strange quality led primitive […]

  18. Inspiration Point

    Inspiration PointMidwest couple draws from an eclectic blend of design and decor to complete their log home Story by Laura StapletonPhotography by Roger Wade You have to find what feeds your spirit, what makes you feel whole in yourself,” the owner says. “In this home, there is a feeling of being around nature and  of […]

  19. By the Book

    By the BookDo-it-yourselfer tackles the ultimate project—his own log cabin Story by Candace AllenPhotography by Roger Wade When Charlie Callan bought 12 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, he didn’t give much thought to the structure he would build—until he saw his neighbor’s log cabin. “I was enchanted,” Charlie says. “That cabin looked […]

  20. Let It Snow

    Let It Snow Wisconsin log home offers year-round pleasure in a cozy atmosphere Story by  Laura StapletonPhotography by Roger Wade A recent snowstorm has sent miniature drifts under the car portico, next to the front entry. A log with “Cedar Hill Ranch” branded into it hangs from an overhead beam. Upon first arrival, the site may resemble […]

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