Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, November 2019

Unfettered Mountain Views

Drew & Jo Ann Hodges completed the 15-room home of their dreams in 2017. The Virginia couple talked with Honest Abe Log Homes about their journey to find the right land, the right plan and the right company to create their 6″×10″ square, chinked log home with 2,100 square feet of indoor living space and more than 900 square feet of outdoor living areas.

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Log Home Tips

Benefits of an Energy Audit

Do you think your utility bills are too high for the size of your home? Is your home drafty or uncomfortable? Does water condense on the inside of your windows? Have spiders, ladybugs and other insects invading your living areas? It’s time for an energy audit.

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Magazines Feature Homes Magazines Feature Homes

Two custom homes by Honest Abe are showcased in current issues.

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Fireplace Must Haves Fireplace Must Haves

Designer Molly Cooper discusses fireplace desires and necessities.

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Decorating a Log Home Decorating a Log Home

A professional decorator offers tips for holiday decorating

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Bringing Back Christmas

Decorating a new log home creates happy holiday memories.

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Kenny Rogers Chili

In 2001 WSM Radio collected recipes from music celebrities for Honest Abe’s Cookin for the Cure book that raised money to help local victims of cancer. Kenny Rogers and wife Wanda submitted their recipe for their favorite Chili, a savory dish just right for cool fall supper or a tailgating event.

Featured Floor Plan

Take a look at the Castlerock plan, an Honest Abe original that was customized by Drew and Jo Ann Hodges to create the home with unfettered views of the Virginia mountains that they’d always imagined. Read their story here.

Celebrating 40 Years

Honest Abe’s Anniversary Event

Honest Abe Log Homes has been celebrating 40 years in business during 2019.

On Oct. 18 our employees and retirees, their families, our Independent Dealers from across the country and our suppliers shared a meal and memories.

Hosted by Honest Abe’s owners, the Smith family, at Acres of Grace Farms, the event included presentation of Honest Abe Log Homes Memories & Stories, a company history by Honest Abe’s first president, Rick Denton. 

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