Log and Timber Home Living Best of Log & Timber Homes 2021

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1 min.
simply the best

for nearly a decade, Log & Timber Home Living has been showcasing annual selections of the very best homes the people in our industry have designed and built. For the past five of those years, we’ve asked you, our readers and digital media followers, to serve as the jury and vote for your favorites on loghome.com and timberhomeliving.com. Our creative team is always surprised and delighted by the projects you’ve chosen as the “Best Log & Timber Homes of the Year.” Your top 10 houses of 2021, as well as your 25 favorite individual spaces, are featured in these pages. The houses you’ve selected range from a tiny log beach cottage in Vancouver Island to a Texas-sized timber-framed ranch and everything in between. Then, on your behalf, we’ve spoken with the designers,…

2 min.
reclaiming relaxation

how do you make a brand-new home in the heart of the Texas Hill Country look like it’s been there 100 years? With materials that have been around even longer. Such was the case with this hybrid home. On the exterior, a combination of dry-stacked stone and 150-year-old reclaimed siding adds instant patina and classic Hill Country style. A decorative and structural combination of Douglas fir trusses, columns and awnings provided by Texas Timber Frames completes the look. “I wanted the home to feel like a continuation of its natural setting,” explains Oscar Flores, the designer. “So we used wood, stone and other natural materials in the design to create a blending from the outside to the inside.” Rustic elements like the massive trusses made of wood from 100-year-old barns, wood floors and…

3 min.
sea star

say the words “beach cottage” and chances are a log home isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. Some people believe a log cabin is only suited for the mountains and that putting one along the shore and subjecting it to a daily assault of sea spray is the equivalent of log suicide. Well, the owners of this darling Vancouver Island log getaway and the staff of Summit Log & Timber Homes who designed and fabricated it, couldn’t disagree more. To them, log home living and beachfront living can go hand in hand. “As with any log home, you want to use a good wood preservative and ensure you have proper overhangs to protect the logs from moisture and the sun,” counsels Robert Lockerby, Summit’s owner. “But in terms of…

2 min.
best great rooms

Photo by Beth Hall Photography; Courtesy of TIMBERPEG®; PLATT Architecture; Cline Construction. Photo by John Hession; Courtesy of TIMBERPEG®; Old Hampshire Designs – Builder. Photo by Trent Bell Photography, Courtesy of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes…

2 min.
field of dreams come true

When the owner of this timber frame home sought out an antidote to the busyness of city life, it came in the form of a 2,797-square-foot barn-style home on a hill overlooking 30-plus acres of idyllic Nebraska farmland. The structure, made of rough-sawn pine with metal plate joinery, is based on Sand Creek Post & Beam’s “Great Plains Western” style, but as Cody Wortmann, the executive director of marketing, notes, “The design has been completely customized.” Every detail has been tailored to entertaining. Upstairs in the loft you’ll find enough bunkbeds to sleep a crowd. Downstairs, the towering stone hearth takes center stage and is surrounded by places to gather, dine and play. The kitchen firmly cements the home’s country charm — reclaimed barnwood sets the scene for a family-friendly gathering place. Details…

4 min.
good influence

When the owners of this 3,260-square-foot log-and-timber hybrid sought out Ontario-based 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame, they came with a dramatic waterfront lot and a deliberate plan in mind. They knew exactly where they wanted the house to go, the views they wanted to capture and which rooms needed to showcase those views. They also knew exactly where to start. The couple had seen Confederation’s “Green Woods” model and fell in love with the design, but according to company VP Rich Kinsman, they, like every other customer, tweaked it to make it their own. A few key changes were expanding the footprint slightly, adjusting the entryway and — most significantly — adding the 263-squarefoot sunroom. “There were a dozen or so little changes, but if you put the two plans side…