Friday, July 24, 2009

Log Cabin Envy: I can haz it.



I stopped to gas up my wee chariot Thursday afternoon and saw this lovely congregation of lumber parked nearby. I'm having log cabin envy, now. I'm just imagining those big posts being the pillars at the front of a wide porch lined with rocking chairs and sleeping hounds. Lazy afternoons would be spent there shelling peas, reading and nursing at mint juleps. Or drinking coffee and cleaning guns. *insert Beavis-style snerkery here*
I really love lodge style, but my decorating sensibility is more what I call neo-trashical. I've picked up many a gem on roadsides far and wide. When I stopped driving pickup trucks, that was a teeny first-step toward recovery from a relentless acquisitive drive to "salvage" other peoples' castoff "treasures." *aherm* Still, all my fabulous crap would look great in one of these houses.
Actually, I think the logo on the back of the truck window was for Fuller. I could be mistaken. Speaking of things that make me drool, I think this house pretty much looks perfect with its wrap-around porch. *le sigh*

7 comments:

drjim said...

Yeah, I'd *love* to live in a house like that.

Jon said...

I can see it. Hoop skirt, spike heels and two terrier "hounds" chasing rutabagas while Miz Scarlet sips mint juleps and bemoans the absence of Rhett.

Alan said...

Great, now I haz it too.

Rabbit said...

http://www.tinytexashouses.com/

L. ran across this awhile back. Much more energy efficient than a log cabin, yet has tons of charm.

For some reason, log houses have lost their luster to me, although I've seen plenty of incredible ones. Had a friend near Hallsville who built a Satterwhite that was a monster, with 30 foot ceilings in the great room. Still, something that's just a little easier to seal is what I'm after.

If we find a little land up north of here, we'd look into doing something along these lines.

Regards,
Rabbit.

DirtCrashr said...

A full wrap-around Veranda is an absolute necessity in some parts of the world...

Anonymous said...

Termites. Think termites.

Christina LMT said...

I, too, worship at the altar of log homes. *sigh*

They just exude warmth!