A Classic Log Cabin

Last weekend we had the honor of judging the Summit County Parade of Homes, an annual home tour hosted by the Summit County Builders Association. Half the fun was driving around beautiful Summit County, Colorado, as the leaves turned from green to gold (seemingly) right before our eyes. But there were also some noteworthy design details on display in this year’s homes. We thought we’d share one with you here:

Home No. 3 on this year’s tour, at 392 Gold King Way in Breckenridge, features amazing large-diameter Western red cedar logs supplied by Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia.

These amazing logs were seasoned and air-dried to control shrinkage and checking; hand-peeled with a drawknife and milled in the Swedish Cope style, defined by a profile that’s round inside and out. The log ends were carved to achieve what’s known as Alaskan flared tails, and the joinery was finished with an age-old European process. Then each log was precisely fitted into a custom design created by the homeowners, Mountain Log Homes of Colorado, and Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia‘s drafting team.

The logs were tagged, loaded onto four trucks and transported to Colorado, then erected on the site in just one week!

To see this amazing mountain home firsthand, head to Summit County next weekend, September 28-29, for the Summit County Parade of Homes. You can also learn more about this home—and all the homes on this year’s tour—by clicking here.

And best of all, you can stay in this very home the next time you’re in Breckenridge. Click here to learn how to rent the Moose Ridge Cabin.