Story by Stacy Durr Albert
Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes
As you feast your eyes on this undeniably rustic retreat set in New England’s White Mountains, you’d never guess that its owners also have a sophisticated Tuscan-themed home in sunny Florida. After all, the two house styles — and their locations — are about as different as night and day.
“We knew that our home in the mountains had to be log,” shares homeowner Bill Dawson. “It’s drastically different from our Florida home and from prior, more traditional homes we’ve lived in. We wanted to combine the natural feel of logs with modern amenities and higher-end details to create a true 21st-century home.”
A quick glance at this rugged-yet-elegant house reveals meticulous attention to detail, an artful mix of sophisticated touches and a very rustic flavor.