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The Cabin Designs Newsletter is chock full of ideas for planning, building, remodeling and furnishing a getaway cabin or cottage.  Designs ranging from simple to spectacular encompass nearly every taste, budget and style.  A richly diverse array of materials lends visual and textural appeal.

Log, Timber & Stone Cabins

A distinctive look is achieved by the vertical alignment of logs in the design below.  Anchored by a large stone chimney, the Star Light, Wisconsin cabin is clad with a seamless metal roof.  Red painted door and window trim lend additional contrast.

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Log Cabin Design by Wade Weissmann Architecture

An inside look reveals how to instill a warm and cozy atmosphere.  In this example, a fieldstone fireplace rises to a ceiling with exposed log beams.  A wood mantel shelf resting on log corbels spans the stone arched firebox opening.

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Wade Weissmann Architecture

A charming cabin design with wraparound porch features reclaimed barn wood siding.  An outdoor fireplace with soaring stone chimney anchors the left front corner beneath a metal porch roof supported by wood timbers resting on stone pedestals.

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Image Source: Trestlewood Quality Reclaimed Wood Products

Cozy Cabin Plans

The Cabin Designs Newsletter features small cabin plans such as the fine example by William E. Poole pictured below.  Ideal as a fishing retreat, "Blue Ridge Hideout" is a 1-1/2 story, 1,172 square foot delight with a covered front porch and a cupola-crowned gable roof.

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Perspective View: "Blue Ridge Hideout"

The main level features an open kitchen, living and dining area, as well as a master bedroom and full bath.

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Level 1: "Blue Ridge Hideout"

Upstairs, a sleeping loft overlooks the living area below, flooded with natural light from the cupola.

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Level 2: "Blue Ridge Hideout"

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Furnishings & Fixtures

The Cabin Designs Newsletter includes an emphasis on complementary furnishings and fixtures for your cabin or cottage, including product specifications, pricing, and where to buy.  Pictured below is a rustic
log dining set made of hickory with bark on legs and chair backs. 

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Clapboard, Stone & Shingle Cottages . . . . .

In addition to cabins, the Newsletter includes a wide range of cottages such as the lovely clapboard design below.  It features a front facing cross gable rising from a small shed roof which, in turn, projects from the main gable.  Turned spindles descend like snowflakes from an arched entryway to built-in benches flanking the front door.  A charming picket fence complements the white painted trim.

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Photo Credit: Laurey W. Glenn (via Southern Living)

. . . with Storybook Appeal

Built in 1883 as a gatehouse lodge to an estate in Devon, England, "Eastern Lodge" (left below) is a whimsical stone cottage with 1,815 square feet of living area on two levels.  It features a wide 1-1/2 story tower pierced by a dormer and a "crooked" chimney.

Below, right, a mountain hideaway in North Carolina appears to have sprung from the pages of a children's storybook.  Clad with bark and stone, the 850 square foot "Hobbit House" functions as a vacation rental with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.

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Farmhouse Charm

And last, but far from least, the Newsletter covers farmhouses, treehouses and more.     A farm
house cottage (below) in south- eastern Australia oozes charm in spades.   The ivy-draped porch features a picket fence balustrade.

At right, a farmhouse kitchen island from Home Styles' Americana Collec- tion performs double duty as extra storage and work top space.  More about kitchen island

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