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Window Choices Shed Light on Your Dream Home

Window Choices Shed Light on Your Dream Home

An age-old comment about log homes is how “dark” they are on the inside, but this is something that does not have to be true anymore. Beyond the overall structure of the house, the windows are the single most important way to make a creative statement...

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Designing a Dual Use Space in a Downsized Home

Designing a Dual Use Space in a Downsized Home

Use Every Foot of Space Wisely For most people retirement and downsizing means a real change in approaches to daily activities. The things that were “must haves” when children were still at home are not only less important but may not be needed at all in a downsized...

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When you close a door, options open

When you close a door, options open

The idea of a log home often conjures visions of a house perched majestically on a mountain ridge or alongside a placid lake. Most of us picture a large, restful deck overlooking scenic vistas and nestled in a lush forest. When we think about walking into the log...

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Mountain Stream Project Featured on Christmas Tour

Enhance your holiday season with a Christmas tour of log and timber frame homes hosted by Crossville Honest Abe Log Homes . Featured on the free Christmas tour is the Bertzel timber frame project by Honest Abe Independent Dealer Mountain Stream Log Homes. Currently...

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Illinois Castle Rock Log Home

Illinois Castle Rock Log Home

This 1,700 square foot log home by Mountain Stream Log Homes is created from an Honest Abe Log Homes Castle Rock Plan. The full basement has a walkout facing the lake. It's located in a Central Illinois farming community near Jacksonville, Illinois.

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Timber Frame – Modified Madison Plan

Timber Frame – Modified Madison Plan

This timber frame under construction by Mountain Stream Log Homes is created from an Honest Abe Log Homes Madison Plan. It is approximately 1,700 square feet with a full basement and is located in a beautiful area, Cumberland Cove, near Monterey, Tennessee. The...

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Aging in Place in Your Forever Home

Aging in Place in Your Forever Home

Some 70% of seniors spend the rest of their life in the place they celebrated their 65th birthday. Think about that for a minute. It means that the log or timber frame home that you are planning to build will most likely be the home you live in for the rest of your...

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Designing a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Designing a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

“Modern farmhouse at its best.” At the grand opening of the new 10” Round log home of Nick and April Patterson, those words were among the many used to describe this dream kitchen. From top to bottom this kitchen is unique, with different colors and textures, but in...

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Save the Date For 2019 Log Raisings

Honest Abe is already planning for 2019’s Log Raisings at our National Headquarters. We encourage you to make your plans and your reservations early. These sessions have been filling up fast in 2019. For more information on events, click here. February 2 April 6 May...

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