Thoughts & Musings

A Gathering Place

August 2, 2017

When Peter and Paulette Graves decided to build a summer home along 100 feet of Lake Charlevoix shoreline in northern Michigan, they were certain about two things:

1. They wanted a family-friendly home that would accommodate all of their loved ones.
2. They wanted a log home.

Soon they discovered that Town + Country Cedar Homes could deliver both — plus so much more. In fact, Town + Country handled practically all aspects of the Graves’ home project, from the site preparation to the preliminary design to building a finished log home for their family.

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Let There Be Light!

July 26, 2017

Selecting a Home Standby Generator System

We all know this feeling. But, it’s not always the weather that gets you…

The lights are dimmed just so. The caterers have just finished putting the final garnishes on the tapas spread. The jazzy Spotify list you designed over the past three weeks energizes every corner of your home. Champage bottles are chilled and ready to be popped at just the precise moment. But, unbeknownst to you, just down the road, Floyd has just left the Ports of Call Pub in his Chevy 2500 Duramax a bit happier than he should have and tries his best Mario Andretti imitation at Johnswood Cove curve, but… According to the Customer Service automated statement, it will take until 2pm tomorrow for the power company to have a new pole up and power restored. You swear this time you will act and finally have that gennie installed…

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Timeless Summer

July 17, 2017

Cedar Upgrade

July 12, 2017

Sometimes, an upgrade is a new $73 Pfeil gouge.

Other times, it’s a new $1.6 million, fully enclosed, 156′, computerized, West Plains 600 Series, 149 tooth, carbon steel wheel driven, 30,000 board feet per day mill with automated cant return, 3 strand outfeed crossover deck, 3 way lumber separator and air-conditioned operator cab.

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A Fresh Start

July 6, 2017

When a fire destroyed Steve and Janet Swanson’s traditional three-story home on Walloon Lake in Michigan, they turned tragedy on its head by taking the opportunity to build a new custom log home on their lakefront property that made up for the shortfalls of the other. Some of their requirements: a more authentic lake atmosphere, more living space and a log home — a sweet reminder of a house Janet’s parents once owned on the lake.

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