Log Home Living2 min de lecture
Life’s Little Lessons
Small houses are a tricky business. When space and budget are not a factor, it’s easy to include every conceivable bell and whistle into a home’s design. But to make a small-scale floor plan feel every bit as comfortable and satisfying as its upsized
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
Besting the Budget
when working on something creative, like designing your dream home, constraints may seem like the last thing you want. However, constraints and creativity often go hand in hand. In the case of this fully custom Dayton, Oregon, home, the constraint wa
Log Home Living1 min de lecture
Log & Timber Home Living
Editor-in-Chief DONNA PEAK Creative Director EDIE MANN Art Director, Photo & Design MARK SORENSON Managing Editor SUZANNA LOGAN Associate Editor GRIFFIN SUBER Contributors CHARLES BEVIER JANICE BREWSTER ADAM HEADLEY KAREN MARLEY ELIZABETH MILLARD DAN
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
So Long sunshine state
It’s no secret that Florida is a magnet for retirees and snowbirds — folks who migrate to warmer climates during the winter months. But not everyone dreams of living out their years in a balmy beachside locale, and long-time Florida residents Sandy a
Log Home Living1 min de lecture
Earn Your STRIPES
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Log Home Living3 min de lectureArchitecture
Finding The Sweet Spot
hidden in plain sight toward the back end of a bucolic, 11-acre parcel sits a timber frame home with enduring style and inner strength. The owner, Larry, is a beekeeper with an annual honey harvest around 200 pounds. His bees enjoy an idyllic life. T
Log Home Living5 min de lectureEconomics
Built-in Savings
As a builder, I’m not just a guy that assembles houses; I’m also an advisor. The first thing I make sure my clients understand is that a full-scale, custom log or timber home will cost more than a conventional stick-framed house. It’s simply the real
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
The Little Cabin that Could
The current trend in today’s log and timber homes seems to revolve around two key components: downsizing and retirement. The origins of this home are no different. When the owners turned to Honest Abe Log Homes, they said they wanted a smaller, acces
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
Winter’s Splendor
Winter is a time of necessary dormancy, when plants and trees concentrate on nourishing their roots and getting cozy for the winter (a seasonal routine for people, too). But that doesn’t mean your landscape has to look bleak until spring. Whether you
Log Home Living4 min de lecture
Small Home Big Opportunity
Extending Dining Table available in two sizes and finishes, starting at $799. (potterybarn.com) Living small doesn’t have to mean sacrifice, especially with a log or timber home. In fact, people who live in smaller homes say they thrive on going comp
Log Home Living3 min de lectureArchitecture
Designing For A Narrow Lot
Buildable land is at a premium. As costs increase in desirable locations, such as golf resorts, lakes and mountain towns, single-family home density increases, causing lot widths to decrease. Even rural areas can be prone to thinner, tapered lots due
Log Home Living1 min de lecture
Parting Words
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Log Home Living2 min de lectureArchitecture
Elements That Have a Major Impact on Costs
Don Downs, southeast regional project manager at Woodhouse: The Timber Frame Company in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and a classically trained handcrafter with 30 years of construction experience, says that at home shows, their booth displays large photo
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
Talking Title Insurance
Title insurance is a standard component of the closing package with just about any real estate purchase or refinance, and when bank financing is involved, there are typically two policies issued: an owner’s policy and a lender’s policy. The basic pre
Log Home Living1 min de lectureArchitecture
Screened-in Serenity
from rustic materials to unfussy furnishings, this nostalgic cabin porch boasts all the ingredients for a serene spot to kick back and relax. Details like a big pile of pillows, accent lighting that’s just right and a classic color scheme come togeth
Log Home Living2 min de lectureArchitecture
Little Luxuries
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Log Home Living4 min de lectureArchitecture
Rook Out
Wood and stone. They’re as natural a pairing in the world of log and timber home design as they are in the wild. From a majestic, stone-sided timber frame set atop a hill to a cozy log cabin skirted with rock and nestled into the woods, stone fits a
Log Home Living1 min de lectureArchitecture
Space-saving Solutions
Downsizing your square footage doesn’t have to put the squeeze on your comfort. Use these simple-but-effective ideas for a small-scale log or timber home that feels open and spacious. Go for taller windows and doors. Not only will it afford more natu
Log Home Living1 min de lecture
Q&A
Q: I am building a little log cabin in a wooded area that gets a fair amount of snow. I love the look that a metal roof gives a cabin, but I’m not really crazy about the bright colors that they seem to come in. Is it possible to get a more natural lo
Log Home Living2 min de lecture
Christmas All Year ’Round
As a commercial pilot, Bill Blackford spent his career hopping from one metropolitan area to another. But the bright lights of a big city are not what calls to him. Raised in a small Illinois town, he always knew he wanted to return to that lifestyle
Log Home Living2 min de lecturePsychology
Does Log Size Affect House Size?
Recently, a reader and log homeowner shared an experience with us: She explained that her 1,800-square-foot cabin is constructed with larger-diameter, round-on-round logs (with minimal drywall), and though the exposed wood is gorgeous, she feels the
Log Home Living2 min de lectureEconomics
Timber Terms Demystified
In the world of timber home construction, there are plenty of new terms to learn: spline, purlin, chamfer — the list goes on. But there are two phrases you’ll want to be clear on before continuing your timber home building journey: “post and beam” an
Log Home Living1 min de lectureLeadership
Log & Timber Home Living
Editor-in-Chief DONNA PEAK Creative Director EDIE MANN Art Director, Photo & Design MARK SORENSON Managing Editor SUZANNA LOGAN Associate Editor GRIFFIN SUBER Advertising Sales Director HEATHER GLYNN GNIAZDOWSKI 703-731-9659 hgniazdowski@aimmedia.com
Log Home Living1 min de lecture
By Design
If this issue of Log & Timber Home Living looks a little different to you, you’re not imagining things. It’s dedicated to one thing only (which just happens to be our readers’ favorite topic): FLOOR PLANS! For several years running, we’ve crafted an
Log Home Living3 min de lecture
Floor Plan Magic
Dorothy said it best: “There’s no place like home.” Now, more than ever, people realize the importance and impact our homes have on our physical and emotional well being. But the perfect home isn’t going to fall from the sky, and, often, it’s not fou
Log Home Living4 min de lecture
Let’s Get Cozy
We all strive for it — that perfect blend of coziness and elbow room. So what does the “cozy” concept mean to you? Is it a steaming mug of coffee savored from a tiny porch on a brisk morning? Is it enjoying a good book in front of a crackling fire in
Log Home Living3 min de lecture
FLOOR PLANS Under 2k Sq Ft
MODEL NAME Square Footage: 1,085 Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 full Built as a guest house for family and friends, this home was inspired by European cottages the owners saw during the time they were stationed in Germany and Austria. The first floor has open
Log Home Living4 min de lecture
Flex Your Floor Plan Muscle
If you plan to own a log or timber home, chances are you also intend for this to be your last house … your “forever” home. This kind of commitment to your abode emphasizes the importance of having an adaptable design — one that will continue to serve
Log Home Living3 min de lectureArchitecture
FLOOR PLANS 2k-3k Sq Ft
MODEL NAME Square Footage: 2,025 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 full Wrap-around timbered porch in the front, wrap-around deck in the back, hammer beam entry, all before you enter the front door. Inside, the plan features a formal foyer, first floor master sui
Log Home Living5 min de lecture
Floor Plan Finishing Touches
If you’re like most people who want to have a log or timber home of your own, you will dedicate a great deal of thought, time and energy into the way you want your floor plan to flow. You’ve jotted down your “must-haves,” your “nice-to-haves” and per
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