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5 Stylishly Small Log Homes

These spaces prove scaling down the square footage of a log home doesn’t require skimping on comfort or charisma.

Boldly Go


Photo: Heidi Long
 
Make a statement in a tiny log cabin by going big with your accents. Ebony window casings, plantation shutters and trimwork pop against their rich wood backdrop, while the “Chief Cliff” stone hearth dominates the living area’s exterior wall.
 

Hillside Cues


Photo: Courtesy Coventry Log Homes

A sloping lot is prime real estate for an expansive covered porch and patio. Plus, in a small-scale log home like this 1,600-square-foot gem, adding outdoor space is an ideal, low-cost way to extend your living area.
 

For All Intents and Purposes


Photo: Courtesy Coventry Log Homes

In a little log home, multifunction is the mantra. Every item needs to adapt to a variety of uses. In this small great room, the sofa table can act as a desk, provide additional seating for dining, add extra kitchen prep space or display treasured heirlooms and books.

Second Chance House


Photo: James Ray Spahn
 
Buried under layers of old barn siding and soot for more than a century, this lovingly restored, little Colorado home was given a fresh start. Details, like symmetrical design centered around a covered front porch, skip-peeled logs and divided-light windows, are classic cabin hallmarks.
 

Spruce Things Up


Photo: Bill Matthews
 
Close quarters call for a little pizzazz. The owners of this cabin cutie took the opportunity to use their drywall ceiling as a canvas, covering it in a nature-inspired mural that features everything from bears to birds against a scenic mountain backdrop.

 

See also: Small Log Cabins With Big Ideas