Thoughts & Musings

A Home Full of (Good) Surprises

November 18, 2016

tudor-exteriorLou and Bill Tudor’s custom home on Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan may look like a traditional log home on the outside, but inside there are plenty of modern touches. Read more

The Chill of an Early Fall

October 26, 2016

chicken-soupSummer’s over; there is a distinct chill in the air. Life moves from Margaritas, sand and a lakefront cottage to Cabernet, a roaring fire and a mountainside log home… White Cedar, of course. Where chips and salsa fresca were a Summer staple, they just don’t have the horsepower to feed that Fall soul.

So, bring on the culinary version of fuzzy slippers – CHICKEN SOUP!

But, be warned, this is not your Mother’s chicken soup… Read more

The Toys of Summer

June 30, 2016

The Toys of Summer

Lakefront lot—check. Custom Cedar log home—got it. Log gazebo with massive stone fireplace, built in outdoor kitchen and wine chiller—all set. Something is still missing…The toys of summer! Read more

Can’t Take the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

May 18, 2016



Interest in outdoor living continues to grow, with more people transforming their backyard into elaborate extensions of their home each year. Turning your space into a fully functional, luxurious outdoor kitchen you can enjoy takes serious planning and design knowledge. These must-know tips will help guide you through the process:

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April Showers: Cool Garden Trends

April 22, 2016

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Every masterpiece deserves a beautiful frame just as every custom-built log home deserves a beautiful garden. A lovely garden is the finishing touch to any home. It should be as carefully considered and planned out as your indoor living spaces. At Town + Country, custom homes are our number one passion and a complementary outdoor space is a close second. So let us help you fill your mind with ideas and inspiration with some of the latest garden trends.

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