While Kentucky is well known for having the best bourbon in the world, it's also known for having some of the most beautiful country style log homes in the country. If you've never heard of Shelbyville, it happens to be smack dab between Louisville and Lexington, in the heart of northern Kentucky. It's also home for this weeks' Real Log Style feature.
Set back from the road, this contemporary log home has a fantastic wrap around farmers porch atop a walkout basement - perfect for enjoying the Kentucky scenery.
A bright and sunny summer's day showcases a log home perfectly (although log homes love the snow, too). A large gable-end truss sits above custom fixed triangular windows. A two car attached garage helps bridge the storage/work shop and the main house through a cozy attached entryway.
The heat can be unforgiving in Kentucky and the homeowners of this log home wanted to make sure they could stay cool during the summer months. A gorgeous in-ground pool rests next to a post and beam gazebo in the picturesque backyard.
Country living at its finest! This Kentucky Real Log Home kitchen is a great balance between classic log home and contemporary styles. For example, full log floor joists above the country style custom cabinets is a unique and a great way of blending old with new.
Maybe you've seen log home pictures in magazines or in other forms of social media, but had a hard time imagining yourself being in one. The photographer of the above photo was able to make us feel like we're walking into this magnificent great room. Note: how enchanting are those custom triangular windows?
Here's the other view of the Kentucky log home great room. This time, with our backs to the gable end wall of windows, we're able to see how an open floor plan works beautifully for a log home.
Why build a Real Log Home? The photo above answers that question without using any words! Full log floor joists provide an ideal canopy over the stunning master bedroom with walkout deck.
A master bath fit for a king (and queen!) boasts gorgeous pine wood floors and expansive vanity. I love how the home owner continued the log floor joists in each room of the log home. Some home owners choose to install sheet rock and have a more traditional ceiling, but you can see the effect of keeping the floor joists exposed - beautiful.
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