Here is a picture of the house that served as our inspiration. Jack and I designed the inside, ourselves.The front will look identical, minus the gazebo on the right side of the porch. The dormer windows in the front roof will not be present, as we have designed the house to have a loft in the back half of the house. But, otherwise, the front elevation of the house is the same. Our garage will be off to the left of the porch at an angle. Woods will surround our house to the rear and side, and the front will look out over our yard...which is visited by so many birds, and deer, and bear and other woodsy critters.
Beneath the fron porch will be doors and windows into the family room. This part of the house will be stone rather than log.
The logs arrive in early December....so from that point on, there will be much activity to chronicle. For now, things are mostly rubble! (as you can see below)