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  1. This Georgia log home creates an imposing profile. Complementing the 8-by-12-inch logs are stone turrets flanking the metal-topped, timber-framed entry,a synthetic slate roof and windows punctuated by enchanting shutters.

    Georgia on the Mind

    THE OWNERS OF THIS LOG HOME in the Georgia highlands approached designer Michael Grant of Modern Rustic Homes.

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    Log Home Design Details

    Log home design involves sharing a visual vocabulary

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    Log Home Makeover Magic

    A stylish update brings warmth to the great room of a 30-year-old Colorado log home.

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    Log Hybrids Gaining Ground

    Mixing logs and conventional construction creates design flexibility.

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    Building with Trees

    Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.

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    Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

    Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.

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    Log Chinking Application

    Log chinking offers protection and good looks.

  8. Log Home Deck Care After

    Log Home Deck Care

    Rain and snow take their toll on horizontal wood surfaces.

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    Naming Rites: How to Choose a Name for Your Cabin

    Picking the right name for your cabin adds the perfect personal touch.

  10. This custom home not only has views of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski areas, but homeowners Linda and Renny Lovold can ski right out of their front door.

    Mountain Retreat: A Guest-Friendly Log Home in Montana

    Photos of a mountain retreat in Big Sky country that beckons three generations to share old memories, create new ones and relish the great outdoors.

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    Adirondack Lodge: Logs Inspire Finishing Touches

    Artisans contribute their talents to an Adirondack lodge-inspired Wisconsin log home.

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    Winning Effort: An Adirondack-Inspired Lakefront Home

    An Adirondack-Inspired Lakeside Home

  13. Nature inspires the look of the living room.

    California Dreaming: A Handcrafted Log Home Built to Last

    Big logs create a nature-inspired work of art that’s built to stand for 500 years.

  14. Best Places to Build a Log Home

    Location Inspiration: Scenic Places to Build a Log Home

    6 Oft-Overlooked Places to Build Your Log Home

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    Cozy on a Grand Scale: A Lodge-Style Log Retreat in Michigan

    A Michigan couple creates a lodge retreat so the whole family can gather in comfort.

  16. The Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is but one of several log-cabin wedding venues found in America’s No. 2 wedding destination. Photo: Danielle Taylor

    Log-Cabin Wedding Venues: Goin’ to the Chapel

    Couples discover nothing’s more romantic than getting married while surrounded by the natural beauty of logs.

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    Inventing the Pre-Cut Cabin: Bruce Ward, Log-Home Pioneer

    Using machines to cut the logs so they fit perfectly is better than sliced bread. Credit for this advancement goes to Bruce Ward.

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    Getting Away To It All: A Handcrafted Montana Home

    A handcrafted Montana vacation home echoes an Old West mood.

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    On Happy Trails: A Hybrid Vacation Cabin in North Carolina

    A horse-loving homeowner builds a hybrid vacation cabin in the North Carolina mountains.

  20. A series of stairs leads to the various levels of the property and eventually to Douglas Lake, where the Pfendler family spends their summer vacations engaged in boating, fishing, swimming, motorcycling and just plain relaxing. Dormers, a shed roof over a portion of the covered porch, and the extended eave over the windowed gable in the living room add to the magnificent architectural appeal of this Hearthstone home. Split-faced cinderblock used for the foundation is cost-effective and can be painted.

    Great Escape: A Tennessee Vacation Log Home

    A Tennessee vacation home provides a couple with a respite from the Florida heat and plenty of room for grandchildren.


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