Tradition Meets Contemporary at Vacation Getaway in the Pine Tree State
Wood homes — log homes, in particular — have a distinct history and kinship with Maine. The homes, like the state's residents, are durable and have weathered many hardships and storms, only to emerge stronger and more handsome.
So it's not surprising that when the Bolduc family decided to build a four-bedroom vacation home on 10 acres in Maine, they built a log home that would match the grandeur of their home site in the Pine Tree State tradition.
Natural and Weathered
So their home would truly blend in with its surroundings, the Bolducs chose to have their cedar logs appear natural and weathered — a common practice among log home owners in Maine — instead of stained a uniform color.
Rich Colors, Modern Fabrics, Contemporary Lines
Yet, even though their 6,816-square-foot home, manufactured by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes, of Meridian, Idaho, boasts a rustic, lodge-like feel, it is remarkably contemporary — with its rich colors, modern fabrics and contemporary lines.
The home earned PrecisionCraft the 2011 NAHB Building Systems Councils Excellence in Home Design award in the log home more than 4,000 square feet category.
Log Trusses and a Massive Stone Fireplace
The great room combines modern living with a rustic backdrop, with log trusses and a massive stone fireplace reaching to the ceiling. But because the Bolducs chose to accent the room with sleek leather furniture, a metal chandelier and contemporary artwork, the room feels bright and open.
An Eggplant-Colored Stove
One of the most contemporary rooms in the home is the kitchen, with its teal cabinets, an eggplant-colored stove with stone accents and granite countertops. However, the shape of the stone hearth, the use of antique-looking stools and copper plumbing fixtures help to blend this space within their traditional log home.
The Bolducs were able to further combine contemporary and rustic by incorporating accents that used natural elements, such as the kitchen table and a twisted wood chandelier made and a mirror in the powder room lined with river stones.
Features and Specifications
Four-bedroom, 6,816-square-foot log home, including basement
2,890-square-foot main level with three bedrooms — each with its own bathroom — great room, dining room, screened porch, kitchen and laundry room
First floor owner's suite with walk-in closet and bath with separate tub and shower
Great room with stone fireplace
Kitchen with teal cabinets, granite countertops and eggplant-colored stove
830-square-foot second level with loft, den and fourth bedroom and bathroom
Full-width rear deck