Fairy-tale-like log home (14 HQ pictures)
This fairytale-like Log Home by Honest Abe Log Homes boasts of its structural consideration reflecting a historical origin. The style of the house looks like the early houses of the original dwellers from the Smoky Mountains. The architectural design on the outside of this log home is very dreamy and ideal, welcoming its dwellers to a fairytale-like atmosphere. The interior design looks even more grandiose as every room is crafted intricately and masterfully to achieve its luxurious style. It has two floors composed of different rooms all allocated with balance and elegance. The design of the house has historical roots. The fairytale ambiance is the original design made by the first president of the company, Rick Denton. It is inspired from the Oliver home in Cades Cove and the Davis house in Cherokee, NC built during the mid-1800s. Looking at the designs of this modern-day log cabin, one is transported back to the early days when the pioneers of the Smoky Mountains were making their homes in the Cades Cove. It is like you are walking at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where the architectural finish reflects the European immigrants’ skills and techniques. Up until now, the company adapted […]
Get this cabin delivered to where you are for only 16K (4HQ pictures)
The timeless beauty of the Deluxe Cumberland log cabin made by the Amish Cabin Company is truly unique. It is symmetrically crafted with a center porch and two reverse gables. The central door is made of solid pine fashioned with insulated glass. It has two lofts, each one designed for comfort and relaxation. The interior design provides a feeling of luxury and safety while the exterior look offers a welcoming atmosphere. The simple construction of milled logs is crafted with utmost precision designed for optimum comfort and aesthetic value. This transferrable log cabin is built with a rustic ambiance designed with modern features complete with the necessary rooms such as the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, loft, and living room. The ten feet kitchen area makes it naturally airy and cozy. It is packed with both upper and lower cabinets, sink, and other spaces for kitchen appliances. The bathroom includes toilet, vanity, sink, mirror, and shower. The bedroom has stunning and flexible interior design. With the large windows that allow a view of the outside scenic beauty to drive away stress. The loft space designed with large loft windows, railing, and ladder gives a fresh feeling of living in a portable cabin. […]
DIY small and adorable cabin only for 13K (4 HQ pictures)
A DIY small and elegant log cabin made of high-quality lumber by Cabins and Outdoors is the answer if you’re in need of extra space. It can be anything you desire; a gym, a home office, a pool house, an artist’s studio, a guest house, a hunting or fish cabin, a man cave or just a haven within your home. This can be built by yourself with the help of a family member or friend, depending on the model size you want. You can also have it built for you. The cabin can rest directly on the ground. The thick floorboards (1 inch) just need to be treated to protect it from moisture. If you would want to add more design, you can have it rest on a wooden or a stone deck. This will allow you to add outdoor furniture suitable for family gatherings or small parties. Its facade has a double pane real glass front door entrance and two large floors to ceiling windows. The same windows are found at the side of the cabin. The home will not require any interior finishing. The natural color will suit any design or purpose you decide for the […]
Impressive Timber Lakeside Cabin w/ Fire Pit (10 HQ Pictures)
Do you want to go for a trip on the outskirts of town, near a lake with a perfect place to stay? This lakeside cabin will surely take your breath away! This Impressive Lakeside Cabin is designed to impress nature lovers with its refined beauty. It is made to emphasize the beauty of wood and glass design combination. The balanced mix of wood and glass makes the cabin look elegant and cosy. The house is situated beside a lake and has a panoramic view of the woods. The cool air from the lake at night and the lush color of the woods gives this cabin a calming effect, making it an ideal place for those who want to get away from the city’s busy life. The pictures below show the different areas of the house which will surely make you want to plan a lakeside trip immediately. The cosy living areas and the classic beauty of its interior are on fleek, making the cabin look comfortable and stylish. The house is built with a fire pit just outside the porch facing the lake. At night, the house gives a stunning display of lights that reflect on the lake, creating a […]
Modern Urban Farmhouse in Texas.
This modern urban farmhouse is surely a place to call home. Designed by Texas Timber Frames, the house perfectly mixes the concept of modern and farm life. The metal and concrete blend seamlessly to the plant and wood accents, giving a sense of freshness amidst the busy life. There is an abundance of green everywhere from the garden up front to the wide expanse of the lawn in the middle. This place is where families can relax, bond, and grow together. The inside space is also well-designed. The fireplace is well-situated in the middle to distribute heat throughout the house for the cold winter nights. Nearby are the long soft, comfortable couches, perfect for snuggling. The high ceiling not only gives an illusion of space but also helps cool the house during summer. Large windows are everywhere, giving a picturesque view and allowing sunlight in to cast a natural glow on the things inside. These windows could also act as ventilation to let fresh, cool air in the house. In addition, the kitchen is spacious and beautifully lit. The wood furniture and accents give the kitchen a healthy organic feel. The simple yet classy dining area is spacious enough […]
Outstanding Timber Home w/ High Ceilings (11 HQ Pictures)
If the conventional house structure no longer appeals to you, this outstanding timber home will hopefully meet your standards. The location of the house alone makes it a winner, as earth and water integrate seamlessly to give you the best views. Tall and lush trees surround the property while the nearby lake adds to its value. There’s a stunning pool area where you can swim to your heart’s content while enjoying the view of the lake and there’s a separate garage house built nearby that will give you extra space if you need it. The house is not as huge as it looks, but Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, the contractor of the house, has made a brilliant masterpiece out of it. The living room has no center table, which makes it look even more spacious, though you can certainly add one if you like; a small rectangular center table would look great! The living room has a small stone fireplace that will warm you up at night and the kitchen area is a mix of dark brown and stained woods. Its beautiful center counters are also a great choice to maximize the limited space while adding a hint of personality […]
Beautiful Timber Cabin w/ Amazing Fireplace!
Nothing quite compares to this beautifully built timber home. It is as unique as the people who would live in it. Fascinatingly, it is made for people with that special preference of home living. This outstanding cabin with a fireplace, which is professionally designed by Honest Abe Log Homes, is made of high-quality timber and lives up to the game. It has a spacious area that is perfect for at least a family of five. Outside, it has a minimalist design fit for those who’d like to keep it simple. The balcony has a good area for holding parties, either small family gatherings or just for relaxation. On the other hand, the interior is the one that keeps the guests entertained. It echoes an astonishing world-class architecture, starting from the living room, kitchen, and bedroom and even the bathroom. Everything is indeed breathtaking! Do you have any problems with lighting? Don’t fret because you will fancy this house. Due to its high ceiling, natural light perfectly crawls to every corner of the room, making the shiny wooden floors, wall, and furniture look even livelier plus economical. Love casual date nights and talks at home while enjoying everybody’s company? No […]
Gorgeous Timber Frame Home w/ Nap Nook.
This stunning timber frame home created by Colorado Timberframe is a perfect description of splendor. Its size is spectacular, making it attractive in its grand tactical location. One can easily identify its majesty by its perfect hue and color combination, especially when the sun touches the house. More so, this is a great home for any season; it delights you during summer and keeps you warm during winter. When you enter the building, the whole living room area will welcome you with warmth and coziness. The high glass windows make a light atmosphere across the vicinity. Natural light passes straight through the windows resembling a green house. The theme of the interior has a touch of Moroccan aura, and the white walls are blended with a mixture of dark and brown floors. It’s simply an excellent combination! The furniture gives life to the room with decent choices of color matching. The ceiling is high to accommodate the nap nook which is easily accessible by a lovely wooden staircase. Moreover, the concept of ground floor has no dividers; thus, the kitchen and dining table are reachable from the living room, making it more open and spacious-looking. All the rooms are well […]
How to Build Energy Efficient Timber Home?
On top of aesthetics and durability, another main factor that we should not overlook in building a new timber home is its energy efficiency. This won’t only be beneficial budget-wise, but this is also an environmentally friendly move. To help you enjoy an energy efficient timber home, consider the following tips. On Heating & Cooling A house’s heating and cooling system could consume the greatest expense. In fact, this is said to cover 56% of the energy use of an average American home. Given the rise of energy rates, it’s about time to choose the most energy-efficient alternatives. You can start with solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Solar Water Heating Heating water consumes a quarter on each penny spent for energy bills. Thus, it’s ideal to simply install a solar water-heating system. This includes collectors, plumbing systems, and storage tanks. It’s very simple. Even your grandparents know how it works. Instead of consuming electricity or gas, the constant energy of the sun powers the solar thermal systems to heat water for a home. Since electricity or gas consumption is cut down, huge savings can come your way. Not to mention the perk that there are some states offering […]
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – Ultimate Money Saver for Your Timber Home!
SIPs or structural insulated panels, also known as stress-skin panels are a great option as they’re reliable, cheap, and eco-friendly. The wall system of SIP can stand the test of time while keeping your budget intact. Professional companies who want the most efficient systems make use of structural insulated panels to surround their house projects since they are faster to install and can minimize thermal bridging. It’s a budget-friendly choice as well, given the increasing cost of the heating and cooling systems today. The use of SIPs can help homeowners save around 60% on their energy costs per year. Let’s talk about the facts The new building code requirements for residential construction has now been made stricter in terms of wall and ceiling energy efficiency. To meet this requirement well, SIPs is the best option. The best part is that SIPs fuse a strong wall, hearty installation, and exterior sheathing to a single step: fasten the panel to the home’s exterior. This enables a quick and simple installation. Though different products from different manufacturers may vary, SIPs today generally have a firm core of insulation packed in two good layers of OSB or oriented strand board. Other materials needed in […]
The Truth About Ecology and Timber/Log Homes
More than 90% of all houses in the US are built with wood-framed roofs and walls. A regular single family home (2,190 square feet) could have 14,200 board feet of lumber and a maximum of 14,000 square feet of different panel products. This covers wood products, from sheathing, paneling, and trim to floorings and structural beams. Home constructions, renovations, remodeling, and home enhancements have the biggest consumption of wood products, like timber and lumber. This is around two-thirds of the entire wood-product use in the United States. America’s Abundant Forests Environmentalists and eco-friendly users might wonder if this huge consumption of log and timber is already harming the country’s forest preservation and the ecology as a whole. The good news is that America’s forests are still far from danger. The US ensures the practice of reforestation. In fact, the forests in the country have grown in size for the past decades. A third of the US’ 747 million acres is wrapped with trees. As a matter of fact, there are more trees today than 70 years ago. On average, around 4 million trees are planted every day. In terms of the country’s commercial forests, the net yearly growth exceeds the […]