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Magnum Opus: A Rustic Log Home in New York

Teamwork crafts a rustic retreat that pushes logs to new limits.
| Photos by Don Cochran, courtesy of Holmes, King, Kallquist & Associates
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The full story on this magnificent New York log home, including the floor plan, was featured in the September 2010 issue of Log Home Living. Visit the Log Home Cabin Shop today to order your back issue copy.

This log home in New York’s Hudson Valley uses logs averaging 18 inches in diameter.


The main entry portal showcases big log trusses.


Different roof heights break up the home’s mass.


The front door has an almost castle-like look.


The wraparound deck provides a vantage point for mountain views.


Adirondack-style rockers make the deck a comfy place to relax.


The outdoor fireplace lets the homeowner enjoy the deck in all but the coldest weather.


The home has 140 corners, posing a challenge for the builder.


A twilight view of the side reveals the softer nature of the large logs.


Logs and stone impose sturdiness and timelessness.


The broad deck connects the home’s living spaces and creates outdoor entertainment spaces.


Big logs and stone dominate the two-story great room.


The great room fireplace casts a warm glow.


The entry as viewed from the great room.


The view from the kitchen toward the dining room.


Vintage dining table and chairs suggest the log home has been around many years.


Porcelain tile forms the backsplash in the kitchen.


A cozy sitting area is one of many nooks and niches in the home.


Big logs and a stone fireplace define the master bedroom.


A guestroom enjoys a private balcony.


The master bathroom offers modern comfort in a rustic setting.


A log-sided bridge connects upper-level guestrooms.


Stair detail shows the twisted ironwork.

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  1. It’s an exquisite example of balancing one’s love for splendor with that of one’s love for nature. Outside it blends in with it’s natural surrounding…inside it embraces you and beckons you to stay, blend in, and just enjoy. Talk about disconnecting from the maddening world, each time I visit, the feeling’s the same and all you can do is say aah!

    Sa Bum NimJanuary 6, 2012 @ 9:03 pmReply
  2. I’m in LOVE!!! Well done everyone involved in this project!! Been looking for the floor plans but the online backdated shop doesn’t have Sept 2010. Any ideas where I can look at this?



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