My Idea Notebook goes everywhere that I go! It usually stays in the car, but I always have it handy should I need a measurement, a color, or a description for someone who’s helping us make this home a reality — such as a bank lender, blueprint designer, or cabinet installer. Or, if my friends & relatives have a question or make a suggestion on the fly, then I just grab the Idea Notebook and add it to my collection of great ideas.
pictures of log home exteriors
Read about one of the first log homes built in the Craftsman or Arts & Crafts style here. Then examine pictures of actual log homes built to incorporate many of the same features. In effect, these Craftsman style log homes are log home bungalows!
Check out photos of 10 of the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. Two of them are log homes for sale with strikingly different characteristics and a 53,000-square-foot difference between them! One is in Colorado, and the other is in Wyoming. View photos and details here.
Check out which celebrities own log cabins… Some of the following celebrity log homes are considered vacation homes or part-time residences… but how many celebrities actually live in just one home year-round anyway?
Weatherall has a fun — and FREE — program you can download to see what your log home would look like with different color schemes. Yep, change the stain color on the logs, the deck, the trim work. Change the color of the chinking — if any. You can even change the style and color of the roof. Download Weatherall Color Viewer here.
With hurricane season upon us — June 1 through November 30 — I thought it might be worthwhile to see how well log homes fare under typical hurricane conditions. You’ll also find some excellent tips here if you are currently building a log home and you want it to be able to withstand hurricane force winds!
We drove to Center Hill Lake — near Smithville, Tennessee — this past weekend. We wanted to see how many log homes have been built in the area. We also wanted to see how the lake lots on Center Hill Lake compare to the lake lots on Dale Hollow Lake. Here are some of the log homes we saw.
The world’s first RV — built in 1914 — was actually made from a single redwood tree! As a result, they called the vehicle ‘the Travel Log’. Read the interesting story about this RV built from the log of a redwood tree.
The following log home pictures will show you various ways to enhance your log home with natural stone.
The 2007 HGTV Dream Home will be featured on television January 1st, following the Rose Day Parade. 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.