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Log Home & Timber Home Tours

Browse our home tour galleries to find inspiration for your own log home. From mountain homes and lakeside getaways to cozy cabins and luxurious vacation homes, this is where you can find construction stories and photos of stunning log homes, cabins, and timber homes.


 

The Role of Timber Framing

One of the most impactful visuals in a timber frame home is the frame itself.

Timber frame design choices play an integral part in the final look of a custom home. Here are a few tips […]

Your Timber Home: A Custom Creation

Wood shelters have been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean today’s timber homes aren’t evolving with the times.

In fact, more and more companies are now offering a mix of materials and design options to […]

From Cabin to Home

A family succumbs to the lure of Montana.

Hillside Haven

A New York home interprets Arts and Crafts styling in logs.

Passion for Wood

Big logs lend drama to their rugged Colorado setting.

Gunter and Gloria Preuss set high expectations for their log home. “I’m passionate about wood,” says Gunter, a third-generation cabinetmaker, “and I’m passionate about perfection in wood,” […]

Paradise Attained

A builder completes his hybrid-log masterpiece in the Colorado Rockies.

Celeste Hale became hooked on bicycling in the mountains while attending college in Denver. After graduating, she and her husband, Roger, returned to their native Virginia […]

Gathering Place

An Adirondacks lakeside retreat offers year-round rest and recreation.

All Phyllis and Steve Domnitz needed was a week’s vacation at Schroon Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to realize that this was where they wanted to […]

Square Footage 101

As you examine multiple floor plans, it is important to understand how square footage is measured and how it will affect your budget.

A foot is a foot, so what makes one space count differently than […]

Your Timber Home: A Custom Creation

Wood shelters have been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean today’s timber homes aren’t evolving with the times.

In fact, more and more companies are now offering a mix of materials and design options to […]

The Truth Behind Timber-Frame Systems

Once your frame has been raised, the panels installed and your home is fully enclosed, your general contractor will begin to focus on your home’s interior elements: heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical wiring; […]