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The Circle of Life

A Maryland grandfather left land to his grandchildren where one grandchild built a log home, another built a timber frame home, and the third grandchild dreams of building her log home. In the Tobias family, their Maryland childhood is remembered fondly. Their...

Open Concept vs. Traditional Floor Plans

There are several key factors to consider before designing your home’s floor plan. You’ve seen it on TV—expansive windows, soaring ceilings, people chatting in every corner. Open floor plans, aka “great rooms,” can be fantastic for families with children and those who...

VINTAGE By Design

A new hybrid timber-frame home was created to have classic old house appeal. Paul and his wife Nathalie purchased 45 acres of land (parts of it extending to the edge of a quiet lake in the Lachute region of the Laurentians in Quebec) with plans to subdivide it into...

Build or Buy?

The Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying a Previously Owned Log or Timber Home. After months of a hot real estate market, where sellers were fielding multiple offers and deals were happening within hours, the sudden uptick in interest rates froze the real estate...

OH!  The Possibilities!

If Dr. Suess wrote a book about log homes it might read like this: Some houses are logs and some houses are timbers. The best are the ones with both logs AND timbers. No matter the house style, its size, or its shape log and timber houses are always great. The rhyme...