Top 10 Most Expensive Houses For Sale In The U.S. (2 Are Log Homes For Sale!)

Check this out: 10 of the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. -- according to Zillow. Two of them are log homes with strikingly different characteristics and a 53,000-square-foot difference between them!   Jackson Hole, Wyoming Log Home For Sale: 4 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms 2,400 square feet 3,016 acres $69,500,000 View all photos of this Wyoming log home for sale.   Pagosa Springs, Colorado Log Home For Sale: 27 bedrooms 31 bathrooms … [Read more...]

See What Your Log Home Would Look Like With Different Colors Of Stains, Chinking, Decks & Trim

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The Weatherall company provides a number of log home products, include stain and chinking.In 1982 the Weatherall Company became the first company to develop an all-acrylic, elastomeric chinking for log homes. This revolutionary new product was known as Weatherall 1010 Chinking. Shortly thereafter Weatherall Company developed a new log finish that was compatible with the chinking. Next a unique backer-rod was engineered to complete the first true Log Home Sealant System-a total system that … [Read more...]

History And Examples Of Craftsman / Arts & Crafts Style Log Homes

I find it interesting that one of the first homes designed in the Arts & Crafts / Craftsman style was a log home built in 1918. And, that Craftsman style log home is still standing in a town near me -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee.According to David Jutkins: Gustav Stickley first publicized Craftsman plans and designs in his magazine The Craftsman in 1901. In 1904 he started to show Craftsman-designed homes and floor plans, and in 1905 he first applied the word "bungalow" to the Craftsman style of … [Read more...]

Log Homes And Hurricanes… Can A Log Cabin Survive Strong Winds And Tornadoes?

A few years ago, I saved this statement that I found in a magazine or online: Log homes are stronger & sturdier and more likely to survive tornadoes & hurricanes, largely due to all of the inner-locking joints.Unfortunately... I didn't write down the source. (It was long before I had this website.) So, I recently decided to do a little research in hopes of determining a log home's ability to withstand hurricanes and tornadoes.On websites discussing common log home myths, I found this... Log … [Read more...]

Log Homes On Center Hill Lake

Living in Franklin, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville), we've gone to Center Hill Lake quite a few times in the past.But, until last weekend, we had never gone specifically with the purpose of checking out the log homes that have been built on Center Hill Lake. … [Read more...]

Pictures Of Stone Accents Used In Log Homes

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The following log home pictures will show you various ways to enhance your log home with natural stone.You'll see some great interior design and decorating ideas using rock and stone as accent pieces.And, lots of unique ways to use natural stone (and synthetic stone) products in your own log home.These photos could also be used to help you decide between log siding vs stone on the exterior of your home.Say... when you're building an addition onto your home or trying to decide the … [Read more...]

2007 HGTV Dream Home… Check Out The Rustic, Timber Frame Accents!

The 2007 HGTV Dream Home will be featured for the first time on television January 1st, following the Rose Parade.See future air dates & times here.The interesting part to me: While not exactly a "log home"... it's a rustic lodge home, with a number of heavy timber accents and timber frame characteristics.Check it out!... … [Read more...]

Open House Event at Todd & Kim’s Log Home

Have I mentioned yet how much I enjoy participating the many events for prospective log home owners that log home builders have throughout the year?Yesterday, we attended another one. It was an Honest Abe Open House at the home of Todd and Kim. … [Read more...]