FROM DREAM TO RE­AL­ITY

A Fam­ily Trip down Dream­ers Lane

Log Home Living - - BONUS SECTION -

Many peo­ple dream of build­ing a log home. Only a few ever do. We have had the priv­i­lege and the chal­lenge of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing both. In 2011 we at­tended The Orig­i­nal Log Cabin Homes sem­i­nar on build­ing meth­ods. We re­al­ized that we were not only ca­pa­ble of con­struct­ing our own log home but had a great de­sire to do so.

Our son-in-law, a li­censed con­trac­tor and co-owner of CSR Con- struc­tion of NC, Inc., headed up the con­struc­tion of our cabin and be­gan us on this amaz­ing jour­ney.

Our cabin kit (Blue Ridge ll) from The Orig­i­nal Log Cabin Homes came with 6x8 D logs, win­dows, all the fas­ten­ers and tape needed to erect the walls.

The whole fam­ily was in­volved in this project. We spent many evenings and Satur­days build­ing our dream.

Our home has many cus­tom fea­tures in­clud­ing a tim­ber-framed wrap around porch, wal­nut trim through­out the in­te­rior, re­claimed heart-pine beams from a to­bacco ware­house over 100 years old, and hand made din­ing, cof­fee and side ta­bles. We also in­stalled cus­tom bath­room van­i­ties, also with re­claimed ma­te­rial from the same ware­house.

Through­out the build­ing process, we en­joyed a won­der­ful re­la­tion­ship with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Log Cabin Homes and espe­cially our sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive. They were al­ways such a help in an­swer­ing ques­tions that we

had dur­ing con­struc­tion and ea­gerly fol­lowed our progress.

We’re so ex­cited to have had the priv­i­lege of liv­ing in our home for over a year now and still find our­selves sit­ting around and en­joy­ing, rem­i­nisc­ing and sa­vor­ing ev­ery log wall and cor­ner of our beau­ti­ful home.

see this floor plan fea­tured on page DREAM Home 22.

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