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  1. Tried & True

    Tried       & True North Carolina owners creativelymaximize space and surroundings Story by Cathy Nelson PricePhotography by Roger Wade When Pat Barry and Diane Carpenter began making post-career decisions, their status as professional educators came in handy. Well-honed long-range planning skills helped them to incorporate into their new log home design details that would enable them […]

  2. Sweet Georgia Home

    A cypress dream home in the woods

  3. Outdoor Decor

    Outdoor DecorTake your home’s style outside There is so much more to choosing outdoor decor than deciding on which canvas loungers to buy and where to place the gas barbecue. That’s just the beginning. The steps used to create an inviting outdoor room are the same as those used to create a comfortable indoor room. […]

  4. Reader’s Corner: Back to Nature

    North Carolina couple searches high and low to find the ideal accessories for their log home.

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    How to Choose a Log-Home Builder

    Log Home Living | by: Charles Bevier When Bill and Martha Deuchler made the decision to build a log vacation home on 83 feet of scenic riverfront property along Oregon’s Deschutes River, they spent years researching their choices. “We went to a lot of log home shows and seminars; we researched designs and we knew […]

  6. A Lifestyle Change

    Tennessee bachelor relishes mountain home escape.

  7. Stay the Night

    Log B&Bs offer more than just food and lodging A bed and breakfast used to be simply a place for a weary traveler to rest his head for an evening and wake up to a hot meal in the morning. Not any longer. Today’s B&Bs have become sanctuaries providing the ultimate in luxury and log […]

  8. All in the Family

    Generational diary entries keep a family interested in living the log home way

  9. A Sunshine State

    A Sunshine State In southern Florida, a log home makes a rarebut welcome appearance Good things come to those who wait. And wait. And wait. Take Paul and Gail Sheiman’s log home in southern Florida. They waited to find the right property on which to build their 3,000-square-foot home, and now it sits on 5 […]

  10. Perfect Landing

    Perfect Landing Everything falls into place at Lake Superior log home Story by Linda Vaccariello Photography by Roger Wade Styled by Debra Grahl Some people struggle to find the perfect spot for their log home. But that wasn’t the case for these home owners. They knew exactly where the ideal location would be because they […]

  11. Building Wise

    Your Cooking Environment Plan an energy-efficient kitchen that makes sense for you and your surroundings By Marshall Glickman 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 […]

  12. Materials for the 21st Century

    Materials for the 21st CenturyThe latest in home product materials blend beauty with function and, most importantly, durability By Jim Kemp It always pays to stay on top of new developments, especially the rapidly changing options in building a house. Consider the materials developed over the past few years, from durable, easy-care laminate flooring to […]

  13. Tips on Visiting Model Homes

    On Show Discover what model homes and their owners have to offer by: Tracy M. Ruff What can you learn from visiting a model log home? This may sound like a simple question at first. But during my visits to three area model houses, I discovered that the real question is, "What can’t you learn?" […]

  14. A Place Built for Memories

    A Place Built for Memories Newlyweds hope future generations of their combined familywill cherish their Wisconsin log retreat as much as they do Newlyweds Bill and Gae Miller still can’t quite believe their present state of bliss. Only a few years ago, both had lost their longtime spouses and Bill had recently lost his parents, […]

  15. Just Shoot Me

    Constantly, readers ask us, “How do I get my log home featured?” Well, this is the story of one couple, Bud and Patty Eidam of Illinois, who pursued their home being photographed. More specifically, it’s the story of the actual photography shoot, attended by creative director Karen Sulmonetti and me. Peter Lobred, Editor, Log Home Living […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. Decorating with Nature

    Bringing the Outdoors In – continued Live plants add color to any room and they’re fairly inexpensive too— a big plus if you’re decorating on a budget by: Nancy Ondra Creating the Setting A single large houseplant makes a statement on its own, but small plants can look like afterthoughts when scattered here and there […]

  18. A Soft Landing A Soft Landing The right piece of property is a key to your dream home Everyone has those dreams of picking up and moving someplace far away. Those visions of land as far as the eye can see, of a place to set down roots, a place to call your own. Before setting down […]

  19. Log Home Planning 101

      Building a custom log house is an exciting adventure—from the day you start planning to make your dream a reality, to your first night’s sleep surrounded by cozy log walls. There are many decisions to make along the way to ensure that the process runs smoothly. First and foremost, you must acquire knowledge about […]

  20. Little Cabin in the Big Woods

    Little Cabin in the Big Woods Couple builds a rustic getaway on a pristine Montana site Nestled in the wilds of southern Montana sits a cabin shrouded by soaring pine trees. In the evening, with golden light spilling from its windows, it’s an island in a sea of wilderness. And for owners Al Wise and […]

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