A log home is the classic American log building, and especially popular in the Wisconsin Northwoods. A rustic log home by a lake in the vacation regions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, or the Michigan U.P. is the vacation dream home for millions. We've built log homes and remodeled existing vacation homes into beautiful log homes all over the North. Here are some of our projects. But first…
What is a log home?
So what's the difference between a log home and a more typical log cabin? Based on clients' requests and the projects we've done, it's whatever you want it to be!
With our half-log and full-log construction options, you can build anything or any style with logs, so the range of possibilities is endless. Whether its a Northwoods summer retreat or a four-season home, all our buildings benefit from energy-efficient heating systems.
A log home is usually smaller than a regular home- but for some, the lake home is a gathering place that needs to accommodate friends and relatives from all over. Our sawmill-direct pricing makes it practical to build a bigger home, particularly for summer use. Extended screen porches, lots of deck space, log outbuildings, even basements and second stories have all gone into our clients' log homes.
Comforts and amenities are strictly a personal choice. A log home can be Spartan and basic - a hunting home, perhaps - or provide all the luxury of your home back in “the city.” For some people, their vacation cabin is eventually going to become their log home, so we build accordingly.
Log home remodeling and renovation
There are many vacation homes in the Northwoods now. Many people want to turn their house into a log home, for the rustic beauty and classic American style, or as part of a general value-adding renovation to their property. Often this turns a summer home into a solid three-season structure, as half-log siding is inherently energy-efficient.
Log home kits
And of course, “we own the sawmill,” so if you're a log home contractor, or a do-it-yourselfer who wants the satisfaction (and savings) of building or remodeling your own log home, Stevens Point Log Homes has supplied log home kits for thousands of homeowners throughout the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan lake country, the Midwest, and the United States. We'd be happy to give you complete log home kit pricing based on either your plans or ours.