Here are the ten homes that came out on top:
Open-Door Policy | New Energy Works
A stone patio directly connects the fire pit to the lower level of the home which, with a rec room, guest bedrooms and a TV for the big game, is entirely dedicated to entertaining.
Cozy and Classic | Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
Barn Good Time | American Post and Beam
Inside the silo, the winding staircase is illuminated by a series of unique pendant lights suspended by ropes and pulleys.
The Little Cabin That Could | Honest Abe Log and Timber Homes
Designed to Unwind | Modern Rustic Homes
Backyard Chalet | Timberpeg
The home’s original floor plan started as a perfect square but eventually grew to include a 2-foot bump-out for the master bedroom in order to comfortably fit furniture the homeowner brought back from Germany.
Midwest Marvel | Texas Timber Frames
Natural Beauty | Appalachian Log StructuresPhotos courtesy of Appalachian Log Structures | Photos by Rick Lee
A detached garage, accessible to the home via the lower level, was added after completion. Round log construction and matching details, from the stain to the stone accents to the green-toned roof, trim and garage doors, ensure the two structures mesh seamlessly.