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Homeowners: Nelson and Caryl Tilden
by: Leah Kerkman
The homeowners:
Nelson and Caryl Tilden, in New York

Their log home company:

Kuhns Bros. Log Homes Inc., in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Their starting point:

“Beech Mountain”

What they changed:

One large addition to the floorplan was an attached two-car garage. Worried that it could turn out to be an eyesore, they extended the roofline to make the addition look like a natural part of the design. Minor adjustments, including moving the closets, had to be made to the two main-floor bedrooms in order to carve out a hallway to the garage.

The Tildens claimed the upstairs for their master suite. So they opened up the third bedroom and loft area and added two shed dormers to the upper level, which created greater headroom in the sloping roof. The couple also added a screened-in porch off the great room so they could enjoy views from their lakeside property while they dined there.


Their take:

Choosing a stock plan and then making slight modifications really sped up the design stages, says Nelson Tilden. “I don’t suppose the whole planning process took more than two or three months.”

 
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Upper level – Stock floorplan: Upper level – Custom floorplan:
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