2004 November Log Home Living Cover

Learn more about the home that appeared on the cover of the November 2004 issue of Log Home Living.

November LHL CoverTown & Country Cedar Homes latches onto every opportunity to accentuate this 3,158-square-foot floorplan.

A welcoming covered porch entices you up a curved cobblestone walkway, bordered by landscaping. Northern White Cedar log purlins, porch rails and a manufactured stone front draw attention to the front door, while vertical siding on dormers and gables lure your gaze down to the 5-inch hand hewn northern white cedar logs.

Arched windows and quarter rounds in the great room are used to highlight the exterior as well as illuminate the interior with natural light. Also, an abundance of windows allow guests to take full advantage of the spectacular lake view. Spaciousness, open rooms and plenty of windows aside, the home emphasizes the importance of outdoors with a deck running one full length and width of the home.

A screened-in porch on the corner connects the two sides of the deck and allows access to the dining room through French doors. Even the favored main-level master suite - including a master bath and a huge walk-in closet - has sliding glass doors leading to the deck.

This well-designed floorplan offers options as well as maximizes space effectively. Switchback stairs are hidden in the corner out of sight and unlivable space upstairs is used for storage.

The great room is an airy space that's open to the dining area and kitchen. The upper level provides seclusion by spreading out the rooms. A catwalk separates a bedroom with its own bath, from another bedroom, den and full bath. On the far end, a hallway connects an extra large bonus room with skylights.

This design promotes function as well as beauty with entries from the front yard and deck into a two-car garage. A practical utility room joins the garage with a spacious kitchen featuring a full pantry and a breakfast bar.

Cover Home Floorplan