Log and Timber Home Living November 2021

The nation’s premier log home magazine, Log Home Living encourages the dream of log home ownership. Each issue celebrates the log home lifestyle, provides practical advice, and offers photo tours of the nation’s most beautiful log homes.

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2 min.
your majesty

Log and timber homes fit any type of terrain, from sandy seasides to wide open prairies. However, when it comes to choosing a setting for their unmatched natural beauty, the mountain is king. Against the contours of the rugged cliffs, the rise and fall of the peaks and valleys, the variation in the collors of the trees and foliage—especially in autumn where mother nature put on her most flamboyant show—a log or timber home becomes one with its environment and yet it catches your eye. This issue celebrates the undeniable connection between mountain living and log and timber frame homes. Here, we explore 10 out-of-this-world mountain towns to call home (“Natural High,” page 70) and tour two houses that are the peak of perfection (“From Meadow to Mountain,” page 46, and…

1 min.
snug as a bug

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5 min.
up on the housetop

As a contractor, it’s my job to guide my clients toward the best methods to achieve their goal, whether it’s saving money, adding utility or maximizing energy efficiency. With all of the decisions that need to be made when a buyer chooses a custom log or timber home, they rely on us builders to tap into our experience and ensure all their bases are covered. The roof of a log or timber home is one of those areas that the average homeowner doesn’t give a whole lot of thought to (aside from the material that will cap it off), but it’s one that can have a sizable impact on their overall satisfaction with the home. The decision isn’t entirely up to the builder or the client, however. The geographic location of…

2 min.
sun-screened gardening

If you’re like most homeowners, your property likely has a mix of sun and shade, allowing you a breadth of options for plantings. But what about those spots that never see the sun? They might be in tight corners where sunlight is blocked by your log or timber home itself, or if your house is in the forest, they could be beneath the trees, if there’s a significant canopy. Happily, you don’t need to fill those areas with mulch and move on. We off er a selection of tried-and-true plants that thrive in cool, shady areas and will enliven even the darkest nooks and crannies. Lungwort. A common misconception about shaded areas is that flowered plants will wither away, but lungwort proves that’s not true. These delicate blossoms with the off-putting name…

4 min.
rustic charm

The first rule for today’s log or timber home decor is that there are no rules. Sure, people who love to surround themselves with all-natural building materials gravitate toward styles that speak to that passion, but these days, log and timber home owners are incorporating what’s commonly considered the “rustic” motif in innovative, and even modern, ways. Whether you are already living the log and timber home life, planning your dream home or want to give a conventional house a log-and-timber twist, we offer a dozen ways you can add that coveted rustic touch to any home. 1 The front door sets the stage for what’s to come once you cross the threshold. So if a modern-rustic vibe is what you want to portray, invest in a quality solid-wood door. Amp it…

4 min.
pitch perfect

Longing for a log or timber frame home in the mountains is as natural as a bear seeking out a beehive. It’s a sweet combination. When designing a mountainside home, not only do you factor the layout of your dream kitchen and the number of bedrooms and baths you’ll need, but also the way these spaces can be accommodated on what’s often a steeply pitched piece of property. A sloped lot offers numerous advantages for your new dream home, including stunning views, abundant sunlight for the interior and the ability to include a walk-out basement—but it also can present a few challenges, says Matt Franklin, lead architect at Meridian, Idaho, headquartered PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes. With 25 years of design experience, Matt has seen it all. “Clients will come to us…