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Shannone1
07-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Here are some of the interior pics I promised. My connection is slow so the pictures are a little fuzzy on my end. Hopefully they are ok on your end ;) Sorry there are so many...it was hard to decide which ones to show you. I have about 20 more I didn't even use, lol.


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The main floor great room is made up of four areas that are all open to each other. Living room, dining room, kitchen and "den" where we have the pool table.

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The loft area on the 2nd floor consists of the large loft, 2 bedrooms, an office and 2 bathrooms....

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The last pictures are of the finished lower level....

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g8trmom1
07-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Holy Canoli!
Your house is GORGEOUS!! and Huge!!!
Best of luck in your new home! May you fill it with a lifetime of family memories!!!:goodvibes

Gatordad
07-16-2008, 11:38 PM
i just you know what.

terri01p
07-17-2008, 12:02 AM
I love your house it is beautiful, you have so much to be thankful for ! :love:

Rhonda
07-17-2008, 06:34 AM
Can I come live with you? :lovestruc

big kahuna1
07-17-2008, 06:38 AM
BEAUTIFUL! Makes me want to build on our property in KY but just can't swing it right now...I'm jealous.:thumbsup2

PolynesianPixie
07-17-2008, 06:50 AM
Wow! Spectacular! It is SO beautiful!

lucy_love
07-17-2008, 08:06 AM
That is the coolest house I have ever seen! WOW!!!

Tent Camping Mom
07-17-2008, 08:22 AM
So beautiful and cozy!
My retirement home is going to have a big screen
theater room like your's! That is awesome!

tellnotails
07-17-2008, 08:23 AM
damn girl...........you must love to dust......;)

cool house......:cool2:

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks everyone...we do love it. It is actually SMALLER than our old house by 2500 sq ft. 5 years ago when real estate was booming here our business was huge and we were rolling in money. We could afford a 7000 sq ft home with all of the toys to go along with it.

These days we are downsizing so that we can afford to do the things that are most important to us....like camping !! No more snowmobiles, four wheelers, pool, jacuzzi, rooms in the house we never even use. We've already decided even when the real estate market picks up again eventually...we aren't going back to that lifestyle. We had people helping us with cleaning, landscaping, outside Christmas decorations, etc. It was fun while it lasted....but it wasn't really *us*.

This house is 4500 sq ft including the lower level and it just right for the 5 of us. We still have room to entertain and have parties...but not so much that it is wasted space and too hard to keep up with. We can maintain it ourselves and our monthly bills are half of what they were a year ago.

We feel very blessed to have been able to hang in there and had the option of finding another nice home to live in. It's tough out there right now and while we've had to sell most of our toys, cut back on vacations and make lifestyle changes, we still have what really matters. I know so many people that haven't fared as well in these hard times. :sad2:

jrandtysmom
07-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Are you looking to adopt? Because I know a great gal and 2 wonderful little boys that you would :love: and they could be packed in an hour and on their way to your beautiful home...I mean family! ;)

loveDmouse
07-17-2008, 08:55 AM
Your house is beautiful. :thumbsup2
A log home is my dream home. They are just gorgeous.

PolynesianPixie
07-17-2008, 09:07 AM
Thanks everyone...we do love it. It is actually SMALLER than our old house by 2500 sq ft. 5 years ago when real estate was booming here our business was huge and we were rolling in money. We could afford a 7000 sq ft home with all of the toys to go along with it.

These days we are downsizing so that we can afford to do the things that are most important to us....like camping !! No more snowmobiles, four wheelers, pool, jacuzzi, rooms in the house we never even use. We've already decided even when the real estate market picks up again eventually...we aren't going back to that lifestyle. We had people helping us with cleaning, landscaping, outside Christmas decorations, etc. It was fun while it lasted....but it wasn't really *us*.

This house is 4500 sq ft including the lower level and it just right for the 5 of us. We still have room to entertain and have parties...but not so much that it is wasted space and too hard to keep up with. We can maintain it ourselves and our monthly bills are half of what they were a year ago.

We feel very blessed to have been able to hang in there and had the option of finding another nice home to live in. It's tough out there right now and while we've had to sell most of our toys, cut back on vacations and make lifestyle changes, we still have what really matters. I know so many people that haven't fared as well in these hard times. :sad2:

Goodness girl! My family of 5 has a 4,000 sq ft house on 6 acres and I think it's too much! I keep thinking we need to downsize as it is. We bought one this big so all our family could come visit, but there is space we don't often use. I'm thinking the next time we have to move, we need a little yard, no pool, less house and a really nice sofa bed :laughing: ! Of course, ours looks ghetto compared to yours.....if mine looked that good I'd probably deal with it! :lmao:

RvUsa
07-17-2008, 09:28 AM
My log home could fit in your log homes living room! :lmao: Dang, I feel like I went out in the back yard and chopped down some twigs and made a little twig shack compared to yours!!!!

Did I see that you like to throw parties? We are only 4 hrs away... hint hint hint!!!

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 09:36 AM
My log home could fit in your log homes living room! :lmao: Dang, I feel like I went out in the back yard and chopped down some twigs and made a little twig shack compared to yours!!!!

Did I see that you like to throw parties? We are only 4 hrs away... hint hint hint!!!

Well...we did not build this home. We didn't even design it so don't give me too much credit. We bought it from the builder/owner. ;)

We do have big parties....NYE, Superbowl, summer BBQ's with bonfires and outside activities, Thanksgiving, etc. We have a lot of friends and we always seem to host the get togethers, which we don't mind. The more the merrier :)

RvUsa
07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Cool, the camper will be packed LOL. My Dad and I built our house, we got a kit, and did everything ourselves except the concrete work in the basement.

Did you read my post about the checking of the logs? I can't wait till one BOOMS in the middle of the night, and you post what happened on here....:lmao::lmao::rotfl:

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 09:43 AM
Cool, the camper will be packed LOL. My Dad and I built our house, we got a kit, and did everything ourselves except the concrete work in the basement.

Did you read my post about the checking of the logs? I can't wait till one BOOMS in the middle of the night, and you post what happened on here....:lmao::lmao::rotfl:

We'll already have one friend crashing in the driveway with their PUP that weekend....what's one more ?? Just bring a dish to pass and some play clothes for the water gun battle :woohoo:

I did read that post and I'm trying NOT to think about loud booms in the middle of the night.

What kind of logs did you use ?? These are Canadian Spruce. Maybe ours are "non booming" :lmao:

RvUsa
07-17-2008, 09:51 AM
Southern Yellow Pine, our home is made with "D" logs, so they are milled flat on the inside, with 45 degree bevels on each edge.... (wife says that they are perfect dust collectors) Like I said, our house is kinda like a little shack you might have by your pool for the gardener to change clothes in LOL ;)


Trust me, your logs will check, if you look at some of the pictures that you posted that show the ends of the logs, the cracks that you see are checks, and when a log decides to do that, its LOUD! But from the looks of things, you house is at least 4 yrs old, (by the # and size of the existing checks) so you probably won't have many more.

Just Beachy
07-17-2008, 10:01 AM
That is one awesome home! Absolutely gorgeous!

Eeyore'sthebest
07-17-2008, 10:06 AM
Your home is gorgeous!!! I want to move in, bats and all!
And I hope you don't get any of that loud booming. That would scare the crap out of me. :eek:

We4mickey
07-17-2008, 10:22 AM
Beautiful house! John, I agree our house would fit inside that very easily.

Colson39
07-17-2008, 10:29 AM
Wow Shannone, your house is amazing!!! That's like everything I've ever dreamed of in a house...lol. Glad to see you guys are able to get a log home like that, we hope to one day as well!

Once again, great pics, thanks for sharing...

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Wow Shannone, your house is amazing!!! That's like everything I've ever dreamed of in a house...lol. Glad to see you guys are able to get a log home like that, we hope to one day as well!

Once again, great pics, thanks for sharing...


Your's will have peacocks on the roof though ;)

Colson39
07-17-2008, 11:03 AM
bah, I have that now, I just don't have pool tables and gorgeous views...lol. I'll trade you my peacocks for your log home!! ;)

Escape Artist
07-17-2008, 11:03 AM
Awesome house...thanks for sharing the pictures! I've never seen a log home like it!!!! :thumbsup2

I can't even imagine what a 7000 square foot home must be like to live in, but I know those numbers can be deceiving. My new house in TX is 1200 square feet bigger than my old one in CA, but I think the old one was designed better or something. Somehow, they feel like they're about the same size.

Enjoy your new home! I still have boxes all over the place, and we've been here a year and a half now. Your place looks spectacular! :goodvibes

Sue in Texas

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 11:22 AM
Awesome house...thanks for sharing the pictures! I've never seen a log home like it!!!! :thumbsup2

I can't even imagine what a 7000 square foot home must be like to live in, but I know those numbers can be deceiving. My new house in TX is 1200 square feet bigger than my old one in CA, but I think the old one was designed better or something. Somehow, they feel like they're about the same size.

Enjoy your new home! I still have boxes all over the place, and we've been here a year and a half now. Your place looks spectacular! :goodvibes

Sue in Texas


We've always had a thing for log homes and dreamed of building one. When this opportunity came along, we had to take it !!

Our old house (the 7000 sq ft one) was custom built by a family with 8 children. It had two laundry rooms, 7 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms and 6 common living spaces. We got it for a song at the time because the family was moving away. It was a great house and we have great memories of the 5 years we spent there. It did have it's challenges, other than the bills. It was hard to track people down. If someone got a phone call it was a pain in the butt to have to go track them down. And it seemed like there was always a light bulb that needed replacing, a window to be cleaned, etc. And with that much space sometimes you didn't find a mess right away and it was harder to clean...especially with the cat/puppy. We had rooms that we would go weeks without using.

Our new house is much more manageable and we are all very happy here. There have been no new bat sightings in the house in over a week and we moved back in two nights ago. Hopefully my friends aren't too freaked out over the bats to come and hang out now !!

Escape Artist
07-17-2008, 11:30 AM
...Our new house is much more manageable and we are all very happy here. There have been no new bat sightings in the house in over a week and we moved back in two nights ago. Hopefully my friends aren't too freaked out over the bats to come and hang out now !!

Wishing you only the best in your new home! :goodvibes

Sue in Texas

tungpo1
07-17-2008, 12:01 PM
Super nice place:thumbsup2 All you need is a couple of nice golf carts in the front LOL!!!

Us3
07-17-2008, 02:01 PM
Woo-hoo Shannone's havin' a party! :cool1: hehe j/k

The house is beautiful! Enjoy it bat free!!!

Sonya

Colson39
07-17-2008, 02:15 PM
I think Shannone was just getting in the mood for the new Batman movie...lol

Shannone1
07-17-2008, 03:30 PM
All you need is a couple of nice golf carts in the front LOL!!!

I've got one...but it's not nearly as nice as yours. Just a standard 4 person club car. I'd love to get a new one eventually.

beagles7278
07-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Did I see that you like to throw parties? We are only 4 hrs away... hint hint hint!!!


Shannone, you didn't invite them to the party? Oh yeah, I wasn't suppose to say anything. Ignore this post people.

PS - Nice house, look forward to driving across your neighbors lawns.

disney4dan
07-17-2008, 07:15 PM
Fantastic details on that place, congratulations! My parents are still working on theirs, and things slowed down for a while because the builder that was helping to assemble the kit ran into difficulties shaping the log rafters that need to match up to a log in the roof valley. Essentially, it's a complicated cut that takes experience the guy did not have. They tried some on a few spare logs that came with the kit, but used all the spares and a few are looking pretty rough. Will have to live with them, because there are no more "extras" and it was $8,000 per truckload to deliver them from Montana last summer, probably closer to double that now:scared1: !

I will share these photos with them so they can get more ideas on how to finish their interior. Mom keeps changing her mind on some things and driving the old man crazy!

I love the details of the log arches, the half logs used for steps, the way the basement was finished, etc.

ffpm63
07-18-2008, 10:25 PM
Your house is exactly what I want to build on my Wisconsin property when I retire. It is absolutly amazing.

clkelley
07-19-2008, 07:01 AM
Beautiful home Shannone!!

Shannone1
07-19-2008, 11:06 AM
Thanks again everyone :goodvibes

RNmomnFL
07-20-2008, 07:09 PM
When I first opened this thread I thought this was some resort that you were showing us from a vacation or something...after reading I see this is your lovely home. It's really beautiful. I'm even dragging hubby in to see it...I usually don't share LOL. Anyway, enjoy and I'm in for a visit. :)

AuburnJen92
07-20-2008, 07:29 PM
When I retire, I am buying Shannone's house and moving it to Florida.;)

Doggiesluvdisney2
07-20-2008, 08:44 PM
Beaautiful home!