Mountain Lodge

The Heritage Floor Plan
Loraine, IL

This hunting lodge is a 4 bedroom, 4 ½ baths full log construction. The most striking feature, aside from the wall of windows showcasing the view, are the three trees supporting the loft inside and the 18 trees supporting the porch outside, most with root flares. It features a wrap around porch, a 1,000-square-foot garage, & a walk out basement overlooking Bear Creek. The logs are an 8×8 round log system, the owners wanted a true log home feel with no dry wall in the house.

From the owners

“My son and I talked to several dealers about logs, plans, building systems, etc., but Mike and Tonia seemed to know just what we wanted, and we felt an instant connection to them,” Jill recalled. “Then we discovered that Tonia’s family and our family are in the same business, and my husband, Mark, knows her family well.” Jill said the Coulters were “great to work with,” and it wasn’t long until they helped Jill customize Honest Abe’s Bellewood plan into a 3,750 two-story house with a full finished basement.

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