Winner: Log Home Design – Between 2,001 – 3,000 square feet
Project Name: The Epps Home
Manufacturer: Honest Abe Log Homes
Builder: Richard Norton
Location: Silverpoint, Tenn.
The home owners wanted a home style that would match the Middle Tennessee scenery. Prior to the cabin, the owners found themselves spending more and more time on the lake and at their houseboat. They decided that we wanted a more permanent residence in Silver Point – a much slower pace than their typical lifestyle in Nashville. Their Honest Abe Home is a blend of rustic country with some modern elements with sleek clean lines. The home is nestled into a wooded area and blends well but offers a pop of color with the whitewashed exterior stain. The concept is open kitchen and living area with a large basement recreation area while keeping the bedrooms small. The 1,530 square foot main floor has an open great room, kitchen and dining room. A breezeway connects the three-car garage to the main home through the laundry room, which has a half bath. The master bedroom suite has double walk-in closets and a full bath with a shower, separate tubs, a private toilet closet and dual sinks. Two private bedrooms with a shared bath and an open loft comprise the 900 square foot second story.