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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.

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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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. See more 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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