One of life's greatest pleasures is relaxing outside on a log home porch in the warm morning light or a cool summer evening, enjoying views of the mountains, lake or rolling hills.
This handcrafted Colorado log home porch fits an active lifestyle. The site also offered opportunities to incorporate passive solar gain into their design, especially with the placement of rooms and windows. The east-facing kitchen lets the Darcy's bask in the warmth of the morning sun.
One visit was all these owners needed to realize Leatherwood Mountains was the perfect community to build a second home. Situated near Boone, Blowing Rock and Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the gated resort spans just under 4,000 acres and offers abundant recreation. The couple bought a 15-acre parcel eyeing the distant Blue Ridge Mountains.
Some people consider owning a log home a lifetime achievement -- these owners regard log homes as a way of life. “It’s an adventure living in a log home. Maybe it’s because of the romance and the allure. It’s almost like you’re living back where your ancestors did.”
Back in 1998, these owners fell in love with a mountain-surrounded rolling parcel of land in rural Virginia. They knew instantly that was where they wanted to live. Having previously owned a log home and loving the experience, they were ready for another one.
With a little ingenuity, Ohio antiques collectors instantly turned their brand-new log home into a timeless classic.