For his 5-acre site near a county park around Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin, Zach Parmeter wanted a home that would fit in to the natural beauty of the surroundings and reflect his love of the outdoors.
Not only did Zach grow up in a log home, he was raised in the log home business. So, eventually owning one of his own was a given. He knew he wanted a classic log look on his home’s exterior; but inside, his heart was set on an interior with more of a timber-framed feel.
For his new home, Zach preferred a ranch style with two to three bedrooms. Plenty of natural light was a top priority, too, along with contrasting light-colored walls and wood planks on the ceilings. Overall, his vision was of a rustic home with a healthy dose of modern elegance. And, he hoped to capture both sunrise and sunset views.
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Zach worked with the design staff at Golden Eagle Log and Timber Homes (the family business) in Wisconsin Rapids to create the perfect plan for his needs. Plenty of high windows oriented to the east and west provide expansive views. An attached garage makes cold Wisconsin winters easier to manage. Lofts make good use of space under the high ceilings in the bedrooms, pantry and laundry room, and allow the bedrooms to feel more spacious, as well.
By using 12-inch-tall, hand-hewn half logs on the exterior, the home will have all the curb appeal of a classic log home. Inside, conventional stud-frame walls will allow for a range of decor styles. If you like the look of trusses and beams, Golden Eagle suggests:
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