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October 2018 Edition

Honest Abe Log Homes Wins National Design Awards

Honest Abe Log Homes has received two national first place awards for home design.

“Both homes recognized were conceived of by the homeowners, then designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log Homes,” said Josh Beasley, president of Honest Abe Log Homes. “National recognition of these home in particular demonstrates how the creativity of our customers coupled with the technical expertise of our team often results in a spectacular home.”

Top honors were awarded in two separate categories of the 2019 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design presented by the National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils at their annual conference held last month in Knoxville, Tennessee. Beasley explained that the intensely competitive nominations are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. 

“Systems-built technology is the building of the future, and these awards represent what is possible for potential systems-built home owners,” Beasley said.

Winning first place in design for homes between 2,001-2,900 square feet is a timber frame home with D-log siding owned by Priscilla Epps and finance James Head.

“Our Honest Abe Home is a blend of rustic country with some modern elements and sleek clean lines,” Priscilla said. “We chose the cabin style to give the home a cozy feel, but we did not want the style to be overly rustic and country. The feel and look turned out perfect.”

Read more about how the Epps/Head home combines a variety of materials to create modern interior in a classic log home and see their photo gallery here.

First place for homes between 3,001-3,900 square feet is The Southern Grace owned by Nick and April Patterson.

“When Southern plantation meets industrial elegance, you will get a home unlike any other,” April said. “Our 10” round log home is the first of its kind offered through Honest Abe.”

Learn more about the many innovative ideas implemented into the Patterson’s design and view their gallery here.

Choosing the right corner style creates the forever home look you’ve envisioned.

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Create your own award-winning home with plans created by our in-house design team.

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Home Planning Webinar

Honest Abe partnered with Log Home Living to discuss steps in home planning.

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Log Home Tips

Preparing your log or timber home for the colder months is important to the longevity of your home.

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Honest Abe Free Events 

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 Raising, Open House & Barn Sale, Oct. 19 & 20, Moss

50th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 27, Moss

Christmas Log Home Tour, Dec. 8, Crossville


The Epps/Head Plan

The plan for the award-winning Epps/Head Home (story above) was conceived of by the homeowner and drafted by the Honest Abe Design Department’s Melissa Copas.



Taco Casserole

Honest Abe Log Homes co-owner April Patterson and her husband, Nick Patterson, love cooking together in their new 10″ round log home’s modern farmhouse kitchen on their Acres of Grace Farm.

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