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The Perfect Classic American Log Cabin

A beautiful classic log cabin with just the right amount of rustic touch.

Written by Janice Brewster


Log walls, wood beams and trusses, a soaring stone replace ... the Bierman log cabin from Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes (timber- havenloghomes.com) in Middleburg, Penn., has it all. It’s also a hit with log home lovers, winning a Readers’ Choice Best Home award from Log Home Living magazine, 2017. It was also popular with Cabin Living readers when it was previously featured in this magazine.

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Like many log cabins, the home started with a stock plan – Timberhaven’s 1,300-square-foot Valley View 1, which features three bedrooms, two baths and an open floor plan. From there, the home- owner made several customizations: adding a long front porch, opening the living and dining areas to each other, including a walkout basement and moving the master suite to the second floor.



The floor-to-ceiling stone replace anchors the great room area, which features an eye-grabbing king post truss – set off in dark stain. Open white-pine stairs lead to a loft area and the master suite. Outside, another timber truss accents the gable roof overhang and provides sheltered outdoor space to entertain. And the party can easily spill over to a large built-in outdoor replace and patio area.

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The interior of the lower level is lined with rough barnwood siding and features a wood-burning stove and heavy wood posts and beams. Outside, the ground-level walls are faced with stone to tie into stone landscaping on the site.