Log homes are classic — they’re the American architectural ideal. But even a structure as timeless as a log home goes through trends. Like fashion, the way we design
and finish them alters through the years. Floor plans
, stain choices, fixtures
and fittings come in and out of favor as our needs and tastes change. But like a finely tailored suit, the fundamentals — the logs
— remain relevant. And it’s not just the way they look. The industry, itself, has made structural improvements to make log homes even better than before.
We thought it would be fun to take a look through our own “way-back machine” to see just how log home living has evolved over the past two decades. We hope you enjoy (and learn from) our stroll down memory lane.
Just as home owners have learned a thing or two about design over the past two decades, so, too, have log home companies. Featured in Log Home Living in 2001, this house doesn’t have adequate roof overhangs. The depth is too shallow to e ectively keep rain, snow and sunlight from attacking the log walls.