The Best Great Rooms
With an impressive two-story wall of windows and oversized sliding doors that provide access to a sprawling porch, there’s no missing the view from this log home. A combination of cedar walls, spruce purlins and pine ceilings add rustic warmth, while a chef’s kitchen tucked just off the open great room brings the luxury.
Photo by Trent Bell Photography, Courtesy of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
The Best Kitchens
Small details make a big impact in this traditional kitchen that’s both hospitable and hard-working. The pine ceiling planks run perpendicular to the flooring to create interest, while glass-fronted cabinets that showcase heirloom pieces contrast with the dark wood cabinets lining the perimeter of the U-shaped space.
Photo by Brian Dressler Photography, Courtesy of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
The Best Bedrooms
This bedroom is situated in an expansive bump-out, bathing the room in light and creating interesting peaks and valleys in the roofline. To support the roof, massive 10-by-14-inch Douglas fir, circle-sawn timber trusses are reinforced by steel ties that were tumbled for an aged appearance. Look closely and you’ll see the bottom chord has a gentle arc to it, while the stacked-stone wall behind the custom headboard is accented by soft uplighting.
Photo courtesy of Canadian Timberframes
The Best Bathrooms
A combination of various shapes and sizes of natural slate from the floor to the ceiling creates visual interest in this master bathroom. A large tub, a luxe shower and his-and-her sinks prove you don’t have to have over-the-top square footage for top-of-the-line luxury.
Photo courtesy of Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
The Best Accessory Building
The ultimate gathering space for family and friends, this 3,526-square-foot party barn boasts spectacular views of the Green Mountains of Vermont. To achieve the look of an old barn, the Douglas fir frame was wire-brushed and stained using a 50/50 mix of Minwax “Natural” and “Special Walnut.” On the main level, an open-concept layout provides ample space for all kinds of entertainment, from pool and Ping Pong to axe throwing and darts. In the loft, two queen sized beds, a bunk room and a bathroom with shower offers guests respite from a long day of old-fashioned fun.
Photos by Stephanie Dolloff, Wicked Awesome 3D, Courtesy of American Post & Beam; Haynes Construction Management – Builder/Contractor