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  2. Editor’s Pick – June/July 2005

    MODEL 2024Hardwick Frame Company brings imagination to Model 2024, a small 2,024-square-foot masterpiece. A large porch and deck, eight entrances and an abundance of windows unite nature’s splendor with a glorious timber frame. Enjoy summer to its fullest without worrying about tracking sand or grass into your home. Shower outside or rinse off in the […]

  3. Floorplan of the Month – June 2005

    THE ASPEN RIDGEAttention: star gazers, outdoor lovers and loghome enthusiasts. Step on up to the welcoming porches and decks of The Aspen Ridge. At 1,949 square feet, this cozy log home exudes charm. The two-car garage, three bedrooms and two and a half baths don’t begin to describe the appeal. A centrally located great room […]

  4. Small Homes, Big Ideas

    Rick Blair has a little caveat for anyone staying in his 624-square-foot guest cabin in northeastern Georgia. “Sure, the place sleeps four comfortably,” he says sheepishly. “But it depends how you define comfortably. I tell folks that it helps if all of you are really good friends.”Truth is, through shrewd planning and design, Rick and […]

  5. Recipes for Small Kitchens

      Who hasn’t admired those huge kitchens that get splashed across the pages of home design magazines? But the simple truth is that most kitchens are modestly sized and just don’t have room for acres of countertops, SUV-sized appliances, or a seemingly endless supply of cabinetry. Still, that doesn’t mean that a modestly sized kitchen […]

  6. 2005 – June – Log Home Living

    Promised LandWe’ve unearthed the nation’s most desirable spots for building a log home. Cooking OutUnleash your sous chef with sophisticated designs that take alfresco dining to a whole new level. Getaway DaysGuests are always welcome at this Michigan marvel. 2005 Home Products GuideMake a statement in style by getting ideas from our annual Home Products […]

  7. 20 Best Places to Build a Home

      A good place is easy to find these days. And this is true whether that special patch of paradise is near a small town or completely off the grid. Of course, it helps that we’re traveling in record numbers, discovering the undiscovered in hopes of securing that one place that resonates somewhere within our […]

  8. Getaway Days

    Guests are always welcome at this Michigan marvel.

  9. Energy Boost

      What scares homeowners most about alternative, or renewable, energy systems is the up front cost. But once the sticker shock subsides and they look at the big picture, they realize they might save money in the long run.“Why haven’t renewables taken off? It’s the same old issue: the initial cost,” says Steven Strong, president […]

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    The Cost of Handcrafting

    Handcrafted homes feature logs left in their natural state. They haven’t been milled or cut to a uniform size and dimension. Only their outer bark is removed. The knots, burls and other natural characteristics of the logs are accentuated to create a rare beauty.

  11. A Matter of Taste

      You’re about to walk through a host of log home decorating styles that may strike your fancy. In this wing of Log Home Design Ideas, we’ll explore rooms with decorating themes ranging from contemporary to Early American. You can compare traditional design’s formal elegance with the whimsical informality of camp or cabin style. See […]

  12. The Big Finish

      You’ve worked up plans for your new home. You’ve found a log style you like. You’ve even set an overall budget. The hardest part of creating your dream home seems to be over.Yes, some of the tough decisions are behind you, but what about the cost of outfitting your home? (Click image to view full […]

  13. 2005 – May – Log Home Design Ideas

    Fly With MeAlmond, NC, is the opposite of America’s fast-paced cities. This sleepy little town offers mountains that extend further than the eye can see. The Who’s Who of Building Log HomesYou feel ready to turn your dream into a reality. But who should you call first? What should you ask?   CalendarCheck out the latest […]

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    Fly With Me

    A metropolitan family gets along swimmingly in their little fishing cabin.

  15. The Who’s Who of Building Log Homes

    Your dining room table is covered in sales brochures and stacks of log home magazines. You finally feel ready to turn your domestic dream into a reality. But who should you call first? What should you ask? Before you begin, it’s a good idea to understand what roles log home professionals play, along with what […]

  16. 2005 June/July Timber Home Living Cover

        Cover Home byLogcrafters Log & Timber Homes 800-735-4425

  17. 2005 – June/July – Timber Home Living

    Cover HomeTake a web-exclusive peek at the floorplan for this month’s stunning cover home. Circle of FriendsA North Carolina couple builds an artistic timber frame home with a little help from their friends. Luxury for LessOur 15 budget-friendly ideas will dress up your kitchen, great room and master bath without breaking the bank. CalendarCheck out […]

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    Luxury for Less: Dress Up Your Log Home Without Breaking the Bank

    Tips for dressing up your log home without breaking the bank. Our list of affordable ideas will have you on the road to extravagance in no time—with plenty of leftover money in your home budget .

  19. What’s in a price?

    What’s in a Package Price?You may wonder how the price of a log or timber package can be so dramatically different from company to company. You’re not alone. But don’t worry; it’s not as if log or timber producers are price-gouging or that more expensive packages translate to better quality. Bottom line: You can typically […]

  20. Floorplan of the Month – May 2005

    LAKE FRONTGreat site lines. Plenty of room to roam. And smart use of outdoor space. Indeed, these are the hallmarks of any charming floorplan. But what we like about Battle Creek Log Home’s Lake Front model is its ability to cover aesthetics and practicality. A quick glance at the second floor will show you why. […]

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