JUST A CHAIN SAW AND HAND TOOLS
Pioneer along with John Howard, the local carpenter the Jellisons hired erected a 2,300-square-foot structure using nothing but a chain saw and hand tools. The end result is a rustic, handcrafted log home with a master suite, two guest bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a large wet bar, and a loft with two sitting areas.
Tom and Sue didn’t want any drywall in their cabin. Instead, they used tongue-and-groove cedar paneling for the walls, and walnut and stone floors throughout. The open floor plan helps to provide the lodge-like feel Tom wanted. Pine cabinets, log-style barstools, chiseled-edge granite countertops, and a copper farm sink lend rustic elegance to the kitchen. In the dining area, the Jellisons use two small wooden tables rather than one big one to make the room more spacious. (When they host
In the dining area, the Jellisons use two small wooden tables rather than one large one to make the room more spacious. The fireplace is made of natural river-rock fieldstone.
By night, Tom and Sue like to relax by the fire pit.
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One of Pioneers finishing touches is a custom woodcarving, usually positioned on a home’s ridge beam. The Jellisons’ majestic eagle, however, keeps a watchful eye on the back porch/pond side of the cabin, placcd under the overhang for protection.
The firm’s owner, John Leszczynski, also presented the couplc with an unexpected treat: a built-in carved bench on the back porch. The Jellisons were thrilled. “Tom and Sue said that they planned to spend a lot of time on their porch,” said Leszczynski. “So I figured they would appreciate the bench.”
Tom and Sue used tongue-and-groove cedar paneling for the walls and walnut and stone floor throughout.
Sue planned a red and gold color scheme, so she found fabrics she liked and then special-ordered the furniture
The cabin also includes two decks that wrap together, as well as several interior and exterior hand-carved doors made of Douglas fir. The intricate carvings one of an elk surrounded by tall pines, one of a moose in a meadow, another of a bear in a stream with a fish in its mouth add rustic appeal. Other special touches include bear tracks that appear on select logs and a hand-carved bathroom sink.