Snug, Stylish,Spacious And All Log

If a log home makes you think of dirt floors and a backyard privy, turn off the late-night Westerns and step into the 20th century. Each year, some 15,000 new owners move into modern log homes erected on costly acreage at such places as Beaver Creek, Colo., or the pristine woods of Vermont. But today's log homes are not merely ski lodges or vacation homes. Many are year-round houses built from kits of precut logs, so desirable that well-heeled customers in Japan and Korea import kits from U.S. manufacturers.

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