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    Mountaintop Makeover: A Mountainside Log Home in Montana

    A Montana couple transforms a ski lodge into their family perch.

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    Lakefront Living: A Lakefront Log Home in Texas

    An East Texas home showcases a variety of woods, including some salvaged after a devastating hurricane.

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    Well Equipped | Our Home Appliance Shopping Guide

    by: Matt Blakley and Whitney Richardson | Log Home Living Generic home appliances are things of the past; today's equipment is sleek, efficient and full of customized features. From temperature-controlled refrigerator compartments to mold- and mildew-resistant filtration features for washers and dryers, appliances have received a significant upgrade in recent years. "Appliances have become a […]

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    Affordable Cabin Design

    1. What are three basic steps I can take to build a solid but affordable getaway cabin? Keep it simple. It’s amazing how quickly the most basic plans can grow into money-gobblers if not kept in check. Relaxation doesn’t have to mean individual baths, granite countertops and custom trim. Some of the best cabins consist […]

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    Third Time’s the Charm | A Lakeside Log Home in Minnesota Photos

    Log Home Living | by: John Morrell | photography by: Roger Wade | styling by: Debra Grahl Large upper windows bring natural light into the home's U-shaped kitchen. The dining area looks out on the deck. A trophy elk, given to the Arndts by a friend, watches over the comfy living room. Maintaining the feel […]

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    Third Time’s the Charm: A Lakeside Log Home in Minnesota

    A Minnesota couple can’t get enough of log-home living.

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    Timeless Treasure: A Vintage Log Home in Georgia

    Old logs find new life in a Georgia gem.

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    Feed the Fire: Low-Emission Fuel Sources

    Keep the home fires burning with these pollution-free alternatives to firewood.

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    Good Design: Connecting Your Home to the Outdoors | Environmental Design

    by: Rachel Machacek | Log Home Living A corner wrapped with windows opens up the periphery and suggests a panaromic view. James Ray Spahn photo The first time you set foot on your land — yes, long before you learned of its great value and proximity to local amenities — the dealmaker was less practical, […]

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    Company Spotlight: Wisconsin Log Homes

    We share five of our favorite log retreats from Green Bay-based Wisconsin Log Homes.

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    Keeping Your Log Home Dry | Savvy Builder | Log Home Living

    Summer delivers lots of rain in a hurry, and your home and landscaping can feel the brunt of it. Here’s how to properly plan for the deluge and stay high and dry no matter the season.

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    Everything New Is Old Again: A Maryland Log Home

    Nostalgia meant everything for the design of a 4-year-old log home in Maryland that has a centuries-old heart.

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    Low-Maintenance Landscaping | Deer-Resistant Plants

    Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) zones 2-6 Dwarf bush honeysuckle (Lonicera) zones 3-7 Highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) zones 2-7 Korean barberry (Berberis koreana) zones 3-7 Meyer's spruce (Picea meyeri) zones3-8 Daffodils (Narcissus) zones 3-9 Lambs ears (Stachys byzantina)zones 4-8 Autumn Joy (Sedum spectabile) zones 4-9 Black snakeroot (Actaea racemosa) zones 3-7 Catmint (Nepeta cataria)zones 3-7 Coneflower (Echinacea) […]

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    Log Furniture Craftsman | Character Driven

    by: Whitney Richardson | Log Home Living Bright BeginningsGrowing up immersed in the woodworking field, Jacen James' current profession should come as no surprise. What started as a cleaning job at his stepfather's cabinetry business led to his own interest in cabinet design. After high school, he went to an interior design school for a […]

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    New Mexico Mountain Log Home

    A big-city couple heads to the mountains of New Mexico to build a cozy home perfect for relaxation and stargazing.

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    Favorite Small Log Cabins

    Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008 Russ McConnell photo Main Level Upper Level Details: Square footage: 1,300 Location: Pine Mountain Club, California Wood species: Western red cedar Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia Featured: Log Home Living, September 2006 Living Images Photography photo Lower Level Main Level Details: Square footage: 800 Location: Red […]

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    Log-Building School

    If you have any inclination to build your log home yourself or be your own general contractor, consider going to school for it before you start carving out those notches.

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    Lighting With Lanterns

    We love the look of lanterns in log homes. While the word lantern might be associated with something woodsy, we found styles that run the gamut — from campfire to Eastern-influenced. We see them hanging as pendants and chandeliers, or simply sitting on an end table providing chair-side lighting. Some even burn oil, for a […]

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    All in the Family: A North Carolina Log Cabin

    A secluded North Carolina log home is an open and inviting retreat where family gatherings begin and happiness reigns.

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    Teton Blessed | Photos of an Idaho Log Home

    "Cutting corners and hurrying the process doesn't make any sense once you decide you want a log home," says Dave Abbott, the proud owner of this spectacular Douglas fir home in Idaho. "Take the time to do it right, make sure your builder is really on board, and watch everything come together." "We wanted to […]

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