Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, November 2021

A Cabin in the Woods

After living everywhere from a log house in Wisconsin to a sea island in the Gulf of Mexico, Lyle and Sarah Cater finally settled into the forever home – a cabin in the woods of Arkansas.

The couple, both in their 80s, worked with Honest Abe Independent Dealers from Arkansas Log Home Connection to redesign the Algood B standard plan into a customized cabin that meets their current and future needs.

Lyle shared the story of their long journey to their cabin in the woods, while Sarah provided photographs for the their story.



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The Ravenwood – Small Home, Large Style

The Ravenwood’s full-length covered porch supported by heavy posts on stone pylons appeals to a revived interest in mixing stone, logs and timbers to recreate an early 20th century yet modern look.

Two dormers hint at the Cape Cod style, leaving the plan open to several interpretations.

The 1,030-square-foot cabin has a first floor with all necessary living spaces, making the cabin convenient as a starter house, vacation cabin or retirement house. There’s a living area opening onto a back deck that spans the side of the house, a separate kitchen and a master suite with a full bath.

Upstairs there’s a full bath, a bedroom with knee-wall storage and a loft open to the living area below.

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