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Honest Abe Living, April 2021

Miller Home on Lake Malone Enjoyed Every Season


Jim and Kathy Miller moved into their new Honest Abe Log Homes custom designed cabin in midsummer 2020, finally achieving their longtime goal of enjoying lake life in every season, not just summer.

“We are originally from Ohio and are a family of water babies,” says Kathy Malone. “Our three kids grew up swimming, fishing, water skiing and tubing during the day and around campfires at night. We love the simple life and just being together. We built this place to share it with those we love. In summer the clan comes to the cabin to celebrate life and being together. Living at the cabin has been the reward at the end of our hard work. We get to live in paradise.”

They chose Honest Abe Log Homes to design and manufacture their lakeside home on Kentucky’s Lake Malone. The Millers shared some snapshots of their cabin and discussed with Honest Abe how they finalized their design and tapped their craftsmanship to create a distinctive home.

The Miller home features handmade furniture and architectural details, repurposed antiques and nautical appointments.


Honest Abe customers are very creative at getting the most out of their budget when it comes to bathroom planning. Sara Brown, writer for Timber Home Living, offers a few simple ideas for creating a beautiful and economical bathroom. These photos show how Honest Abe customers implemented some of these tips into their own bathroom plan.


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The Smith Residence

The Smith Residence plan can be constructed of any of Honest Abe’s log styles or as a timber frame home.

With a total of 2,967 sf. the home features two bedrooms upstairs, a loft with a full bath and an upper porch with a shed dormer.

The center of the second floor is open to reveal the living room. A downstairs master bedroom located in a flanking wing includes a luxury bath, double closets and an adjacent small bedroom perfect for a nursery or a small sitting room.

The dining room and kitchen are situated between a laundry room/pantry and a full bath.

Outdoor living is enhanced by a full-length covered porch with a deck extension on the rear and a wrap-around front porch. A two-car garage is attached.

Register now to download the premium plans, which include renderings, elevations, dimensions or download the basic plan here.