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The Best Homes of 2020

Take a peek inside the 10 log and timber homes that won our Readers' Choice contest for 2020!

Every year, we set out to find the best log and timber homes across the globe to showcase in our annual special edition: The Best Log & Timber Homes of the Year. You can peruse ALL the entries for 2020 here.
 

Here are the ten homes that came out on top:

 

Open-Door Policy | New Energy Works

Photos courtesy of New Energy Works | Photos by Scott Hemenway

Abundant outdoor living maximizes this Pennsylvania home’s entertaining capacity. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Cozy and Classic | Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

Photos courtesy of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes 
 
With expansive views and plenty of room to gather — this waterfront home has it all. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Barn Good Time | American Post and Beam

Photos courtesy of American Post and Beam | Photos by NRYPhoto
 
Drawing on the beauty of its surroundings, this timber party pad proves to be the ultimate gathering place. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

The Little Cabin That Could | Honest Abe Log and Timber Homes

Photos courtesy of Honest abe Log & Timber Homes | Photos by Brandon Malone
 
Downsizing can be daunting, but thanks to thoughtful planning and a solid strategy, this small house is ideal. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Designed to Unwind | Modern Rustic Homes

Photos courtesy of Modern Rustic Homes
 
"Comfort first" was the mantra behind a perfect respite for a blended family. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Backyard Chalet | Timberpeg

Photos courtesy of Timberpeg | Photos by Robert Miller
 
Inspired by quaint European cottages, these owners built a cozy getaway for friends and family. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Midwest Marvel | Texas Timber Frames

Photos courtesy of Texas Timber Frames | Photos by Cody Wortmann
 
A once-modest Nebraska family cabin is transformed into a timber home masterpiece. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Natural Beauty | Appalachian Log Structures 

Photos courtesy of Appalachian Log Structures | Photos by Rick Lee
 
Influenced by the Great Camps of the early 19th century, this rustic getaway takes its design cues from its wooded, 60-acre setting. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 

 

 

Timber and Stone Revival | Honest Abe Log & Timber Homes

Photos courtesy of Honest abe Log & Timber Homes | Photos by Brandon Malone
 
The Tennessee hills are the ideal backdrop for a high-impact hybrid home. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 

Best of Both Worlds | Summit Log and Timber Homes

Photos courtesy of Summit Log & Timber Homes
 
Modern design plus traditional materials come together in this New Mexico masterpiece. Read more and see the contest entry here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
P.S., We also asked you to choose your very favorite out of the top ten as part of our National Log Homes Month celebration. Wondering who won? Check out the winner here!
 

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