Thoughts & Musings

Black Bear Cottage: A Writer’s Retreat

March 17, 2016

ARCD-7393Nestled in the woods of Michigan’s southwest lakeshore is a cottage that appears to come straight from the pages of a storybook. The vision of a children’s author and her husband, Black Bear Cottage is the embodiment of what can happen when Town and Country Cedar Homes sets out to fulfill a client’s dreams.
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Undertones of Cedar: Artisanal Beer

March 10, 2016

glass-beer-over-vintage-wood-background As builders of hand crafted homes, it should come as no surprise that we appreciate and have a passion for hand crafted artisanal beers. Just picture it…sitting on the deck of your cedar-built home sipping a craft beer while watching the sunset, or lying on a comfy chair drinking a beer in front of your wood burning fireplace. Amazing, right? Read on to discover which artisanal beers we think best fit each of of our hand crafted luxury log homes.
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Body Heat: What’s Hot with Saunas

February 25, 2016


At Town and Country Cedar Homes we like to focus on the finer things in life. And we are always on the lookout for simple things that can make our lives happier and healthier. In this blog, we’d like to share with you one of our great passions: the sauna. The benefits of regular sauna use are many, and we are thrilled when our clients ask us to build a sauna in their home. Below we will discuss the best uses of a sauna and its holistic benefits. After reading this, you’ll be asking us how soon we can build yours…
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St. Barth – A Study of Ceilings

February 18, 2016

Image_Large (1)Mentally taxing, bordering on grueling, fraught with stress, self-medicating and the tossing and turning of sleepless nights…all because of that dreaded disorder – THE MENTAL BLOCK. There are quick fixes available for these flare-ups – pinterest, houzz, the occasional issue of Mountain Living. But at Town + Country, “quick” does not cut it, shortcuts do not apply. Here, inspiration requires an out-of-the-box, unconventional, many times challenging strategy. Sometimes it requires enduring tropical breezes, Mount Gay rum and toes in the sand. Sometimes it requires St. Barth…a tough assignment, but somebody has to do it.
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Catching the Vision For Your Custom Log Home

February 11, 2016

custom log homeYou’ve been dreaming about it for years, but now you have decided to make it a reality: your very own custom-built log home. You know it’s going to be a long road with plenty of planning and decisions to make along the way. You may feel a bit of trepidation along with excitement, but with Town and Country Cedar Homes as your builder, you can leave your worries with us. We will take care of all the tedious business, while you simply visualize exactly how you want your new home to look and feel.
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