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A Cabin Built for Relaxation

Peek inside a log cabin with rustic, up-north flair
By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: December 16, 2011
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Photo by Greg Page Studios
When Tom and Sue Jellison first bought land in Three Rivers, Mich., Tom had a simple plan, you might even say a “manly” plan: Build a log cabin and outfit it with a fireplace, bar, loft, and bunk beds. Period. Sue, Tom’s wife, had a vision for a log home, one that included nice amenities.
    “Yes, I wanted heat with running water!” Sue says with a smile. “I also envisioned bedrooms upstairs with bathrooms. I just wanted to make sure it felt more like a home than a hunting lodge.”
    Ultimately, the couple installed granite countertops and pine cabinets, as well as several crafted features, such as the copper sink basins and intricate wood carvings. She also wanted to outfit the entire cabin with log furniture, including headboards, dressers, nightstands, tables and chairs, stools, end tables, lamp stands, flower vases, and more.
    In the end, the two minds came together on a plan. “We wanted to make the cabin unique and rustic but also comfortable and inviting,” says Tom.
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