Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, February 2020

Honest Abe Home Ideal for Abraham Lincoln Collector’s Daughter

It’s completely fitting that Roxanne McDade would choose Honest Abe Log Homes to design and manufacture her new log home. After all, she’s the daughter of the world’s foremost collector of Abraham Lincoln artifacts, who was also a celebrated Lincoln artist and biographer.

Roxanne chose the Honest Abe Westfield plan, which was customized for her five-acre property in rural Ohio. The home was finished in 2017, and Roxanne has decorated it with paintings by her famous father and incorporated antiques into the decor. 

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Dramatic choices can be functional as well as beautiful when selecting lighting.

Log Home Tips 

Lighting serves a number of purposes in a log cabin, timber frame home or commercial building. It can create mood, accent specific items or areas, protect eyesight and more. See how some Honest Abe homeowners used the three primary types of lighting in their homes.

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Live Edge Boards Live Edge Boards

Live edge furniture and countertops are available though Honest Abe’s Cooper & Co. Design Services.

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Elegant Camping Elegant Camping

A family campsite on a Tennessee lake became a custom forever home with all the amenities for a retired couple

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6 Tips for Researching 6 Tips for Researching

Thorough research can be fun and rewarding as you chose a wood home manufacturer and work toward the ideal design.

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Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Ideas for designing Log or Timber Home bedrooms

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Dinner in a Dish

During 2020 we’re sharing some favorite recipes from Honest Abe’s owners, employees, dealers and customers. This month’s recipe is a hearty but easy one-dish dinner, which was included in the “Smith Family Traditions” book in a section of recipes honoring the cooking skills of Honest Abe’s owner,  Janie Smith.

Featured Floor Plan

The Ashlock Custom Plan

The 4-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot Ashlock log home plan by Honest Abe Log Homes, Inc. can be built using logs or a timber frame. 

Features include a great room, open concept kitchen, first-floor master bedroom suite, a loft and screened porch. The master bedroom has a full bath. There’s an additional downstairs bedroom that can also be outfitted as a home office. A half bath is located in the foyer. Two large upstairs bedrooms share a central fell bathroom. A porch surrounds most of the first floor. Download the plans here.

To see more photos of the home built from this plan and to read an article about how this plan was custom designed by Honest Abe in collaboration with the homeowner, click here.