Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, February 2021

Lofts: Versatile and Beautiful

Separated from the formal area of your home above the places you want to keep organized and tidy but still be part of the open plan design is the loft.

Honest Abe Log Homes has designed and manufactured thousands of log and timber frame homes in the past 42 years, and many of them have a loft.

The loft, regardless of size or design,  benefits from the floor-to-ceiling great room windows in many log and timber homes. It offers sweeping views of the great room with a birds-eye view of upper windows and an openness that enhances the open floor plan.

Read more about the benefits of a well-designed loft and see how some customers have interpreted the loft concept.

A massive chimney that rises two stories through the center of Crossville’s Honest Abe Log Home’s Cambridge model home has a gas insert in the loft fireplace to warm a very cozy reading nook. Plan a vist to the model.

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Red Velvet Cake

Look at the FABULOUS Red Velvet Cake baked by Michelle Rowland-Noble, owner of Dream Maker Log Homes, an Independent Dealer of Honest Abe Log Homes in Kentucky. Michelle dropped everything to create this masterpiece just for the the Valentine’s Day issue of Honest Abe Living.

Cape Code Style Suitable for Urban or Rural Living

The Mayberry is a mid-sized home 1,419 SF plan that is easily modified to suit the needs of a homeowner.

A covered porch wraps around ¾ of the first floor with opening through the kitchen, bathroom and living room.

Downstairs is a guest bedroom and a separate full bath. The utility room is off a kitchen that has an island workspace and dishwasher. In the corner of the living room, which is open to the kitchen, there is a fireplace.

Upstairs is the master suite with a luxury bath. The loft, open to the living room below, has a small outside balcony with a staircase to the ground.

As with all Honest Abe plans, the home can be created in log, timber frame or a combination of both. A new offering that creates a truly distinctive design is Structural Insulated Panels. Call us for details.

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

The Mayberry plan creates an inviting exterior with dormers and a covered porch.

2021 Events

Honest Abe Log Homes, has suspended all in-person, group events in 2021 for the present time out of concern for the health of our customers and employees.

However, private tours of the Honest Abe Log Homes manufacturing plant are available by appointment. Contact us at info@honestabe.com or 800-231-3695.

Honest Abe’s four model homes in the Tennessee cities of Moss, Cookeville, Crossville and Murfreesboro are open weekdays for tours.