2005 January Log Home Living Cover

This 4,200-square-foot home is a gorgeous mountain retreat near Chromo, Colorado. Home owners Gerald and Marjorie Fitzgerald worked with American Southwest Log Homes of Pagosa Springs to create its rustic design and stunning floorplan. Here are some of the criteria that went into the planning process:

  • Big, 11-inch lodgepole pine logs with a hand-drawn finish.
  • A two-sided fireplace made of local stone that opens to the great room on one side and the dining room and kitchen on the other.
  • Lots of bay windows in the long hall leading to the bedrooms that turn the narrow space into a sunny gallery.
  • Large, well-proportioned rooms, including a kitchen tucked under the loft area and a first-floor bedroom wing with a master suite plus two guest bedrooms.

Cover Floorplans


Illustrations by John Chen