Log Cabin Designs...
Ambiance & Period Charm!

Welcome to log cabin designs . . . an exciting collection of some of the warmest and most inviting dwellings ever to grace the landscape. With a rich historical legacy, their ambiance and period charm continue to cap-
tivate us!

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    Chalet Style Cabin in Taos, New Mexico

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Though  log cabins have been in exis-
tence for centuries, tracing their roots to  Scandinavia  and  Eastern  Europe, the  design  and construction of them has never fallen  out  of  favor.    Fre-
quently  associated  with  rustic  and rural  North  America,   they  reached
their peak of complexity and  elabora-
tion with the Adirondack Great Camps
in the Adirondack Mountain region  of Upstate  New  York  in  the  late 19th
and early 20th centuries.    Extremely popular,  the Adirondack Style -- and variations of it -- quickly spread west-
ward and can be seen in many of  the lodges  and  resorts built at that time. Today,  in the resort communities and mountainous  areas  of  the  Western United  States,  regional variations of the style continue to be popular . . . . from tiny cabins to large, rambling log homes.

(Design at right by Sitka Log Homes )


And little wonder . . . . . . .

From the moment you approach the front entry,  the  rich aroma and warm embrace of cedar logs draws you in like a magnet.    Once inside,  lured by the distinctive scent of burning wood and sounds of crackling embers,  you gravitate to the warmth and comfort of a great stone hearth with a blazing fire.    It just doesn't get any better than this!

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Finely Crafted Log Cabin Designs

The following log cabin designs reflect a variety of sizes and looks . . . . . . from cute and cozy to rambling and roomy.    A great stone hearth such as that pictured above is typically vented through a  massive  stone  chimney like the one shown in the photo below left.  Just as the hearth is often the "heart"  of  the  cabin,  the chimney is the "anchor" that ties it all together and anchors it to its site.

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The images below reflect the outstanding craftsmanship employed in these designs and provide a sampling of different log and corner styles.      Below left, the hand-hewn logs come together in a dovetail corner.    Below right, the round logs with the beautiful flared ends are full- scribe,  or individually scribed and custom-fitted to one another at the corner.    The large round logs in the bottom image have a saddle notch corner design.

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The unique cabin design pictured below,  left,  is  clad  with wood shingles between the log framing members.     Below right is another unique design, albeit with a more traditional hand-hewn log look.     The mountain retreat pictured at bottom is crafted from round logs.

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Log cabin designs are easily adaptable to meet the size and lifestyle needs of virtually everyone.    For instance, the two  designs  shown  here  provide   a good example of this.     Though  they differ  dramatically  in  size  and scale, each maintains its architectural integ-
rity.     The small log cabin  at  right is loaded   with   charm   and   looks  like something out of a storybook.     Ideal
for a couple or a small family,  the  ef-
ficient arrangement of interior space . . . . .


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. . . . . as reflected in the Level 1 floor plan  . . . . . makes it seem larger than it actually is.

(Log Cabin Design at right from Hearthstone Log Homes)

The attractive design pictured below
is  perfectly  suited  for  a large family and/or large scale entertaining -- both indoors and out.     A spacious interior opens  onto  an  outdoor balcony that spans  the  entire  width  of the home. Directly  below,   double   glass  doors open  onto  a  large  flagstone terrace with a built-in fire pit.


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