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The French Countryside in Pennsylvania

Living on the banks of the great Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, Matt had always wanted to build a home that reflected the natural feel of the area while embracing the historic look of European building styles. Securing a piece of land a few miles down the river from his primary residence, Matt began his search [...]

Outdoor Living Ideas

The smell of pine trees, the babel of the brook and the breathtaking view of the valley are all common sensory emotions connected to the locations people dream of building their log and timber homes.  Since this exterior experience is so connected to these style of homes,  outdoor spaces will undoubtedly play an important role [...]

An Ode to Log Homes

With our Nation’s Independence Day just a week away, now is a time where many Americans reflect on the rich history of this country and the cultural trends that have carried us to where we are today. There are many things in our history that are definably American, on a list that usually starts with [...]

Progression of a Wood River Ranch

Colorado City, just a stone’s throw away from Pueblo and overlooking the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is a quiet area comprised of rolling plains and panoramic vistas. It is in this southern part of the Front Range that Garry has lived on his 226-acre ranch for years. An Army veteran turned rancher, it has [...]

What about Electrical and Plumbing?

Two aspects of design and construction that often generate questions involve electrical and plumbing. Questions like, ‘where do they go?’ are common queries we receive. Many often believe that the installation of these two features becomes complicated with a wood home, but in actuality, the installation isn’t much different from that of a conventional home. [...]

Countertops 411

Like any home, the countertops used in a mountain style design can really make an impact on the aesthetic look and feel of a particular space. While you may be familiar with a number of different countertop options, building trends are always evolving and changing overtime. Here is an up-to-date look from Bob Vila at [...]