Honest Abe Living
Honest Abe Living Online Magazine

a digital publication of Honest Abe Log Homes

December 2018 Edition

Homes by Honest Abe Featured in Log Home Living and Log Cabin Homes for Christmas

Log and timber frame homes are beautiful in every season, but there’s something special about a wood home decorated for the holiday season. This year two homes decorated and ready for Christmas that were designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log Homes are featured in Nationally distributed wood home publications. The Hedges home and the Cambridge model were designed by Honest Abe’s award-winning in-house designer Michael Hix. Both stories are by freelance writer Claudia Johnson with images by Brandon Malone Photography. 
The Hedges home near Red Boiling Springs graces the cover of the December 2018 issue of Log Home Living. Homeowner Michelle Hedges explained how she used keepsake ornaments, fresh greenery, upcycled objects and inexpensive big-box store finds to create a magical and memorable Christmas experience for her grandchildren. In addition to an interview with Michelle, the six-page feature includes photos and a floor plan. To read the story and browse a gallery of the Hedges home Christmas photos, click the image above. 
The story of how Charleston, S. C. Interior designer Lexie Nale transformed the Honest Abe Crossville Model Home built from the award-winning Cambridge Plan into a welcoming Christmas house is presented in an eight-page feature in Log Cabin Homes. Nale shared decorating tips and designer tricks specifically for wood homes in which lighting and room scale can present challenges. The Cambridge is headquarters for a Christmas Log Home tour set for Dec. 8. For photos of the decorated house, click the image above.

Don’t Miss the Christmas

Log Home Tour

Honest Abe Log Homes Crossville is welcoming visitors for a Christmas Log Home Tour on Dec. 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Three log homes decorated for Christmas, a timber frame home under construction and other log structures are included on the free, reservations-only tour. Click here for details and registration.

Begin receiving invitations, tips, guides, free literature and event invitations and plan a “Christmas” wood home of your own.

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An Honest Abe Log Home was in the area hit by an EF-2 tornado on Nov. 6, 2018. The house remained intact.

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Honest Abe’s parent company, The Smith Companies, celebrated 50 years in 2018. Click the logo above to watch the video.

Read more about the company’s history…

Log Home Tips

Click here for tips on selecting land for building a wood home.

Honest Abe Free Events 2019

Our free log raisings, home tours, open houses are opportunities throughout the year to learn more about log and timber frame homes. 

Schedule your trip for these upcoming events…

Log Raisings 2019

2019 Log Home Shows & Log Home University

The Hedges Home Plan

The Hedges home (story above) was created from a customized Westfield Plan, one of Honest Abe’s most enduring floor plans.


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