Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, October 2023

Bluegrass Timber Frame

Nestled within the Bluegrass landscape of Taylorsville, Kentucky, this exquisite timber frame custom home designed, manufactured and dried in by Honest Abe Log Homes and finished by the homeowners offers an unparalleled blend of rustic charm and modern elegance.

A true gem in the heart of nature, the stunning four-bedroom, four-bathroom home encompasses more than 3,400 SF of living space on the main level in addition to more than 2,300 SF in the partially finished walk-out basement.

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 The homeowners worked with Honest Abe sales representative Ethan Birdwell to create a plan that accommodated their lifestyle. They’re sharing their photos and their story with Honest Abe Living readers.

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The Bellewood

Bellewood floor plan, with 2,591 square feet on two floors, has become one of Honest Abe Log Homes’ most popular plans.

Across the front is an elongated, half-hexagonal deck, which at each end flows into recessed porches. The two-story great room window situated between two dormers creates a striking façade.

On the first floor, the great room is bathed in light from the massive window. Centrally located, the fireplace’s chimney extends from the first floor through the balustrade of the second-floor catwalk and on through the cathedral ceiling.

Behind the great room is a foyer with a coat closet, half-bath and stairway to the second floor. The back door opens onto a full-length covered porch. An enclosed breezeway connects the dining room to a family room with its own entrance.

To the left of the great room is the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bath. To the great room’s right is the dining room area open to the kitchen with its large pantry, a laundry closet and an island.

Both the master suite and the dining room overlook the small porches created by the shape of the deck. Some homeowners have chosen to install sliding doors for easy outdoor living.

Upstairs there are two equally proportioned bedrooms. The luxury bathroom has double sinks, a tub and a walk-in shower.

Mark your calendars now for our free 2023 events. Register for the October Log Raising event at Honest Abe’s National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee.