Change of Scenery

After 20 years spent living in the country’s fourth-most populous city, John and Shanna were ready for a change. But when the financial planner and computer programmer packed their bags and headed out of the Houston city limits, their final destination was a surprise even to them.

Originally the couple moved north to Minnesota. But the cold winters proved too much after two years in the Land of 1,000 Lakes, so the couple decided to journey west. In the mountains of Durango, Colorado, the couple discovered the perfect 12 acres for their new log home. And in the process of building it, they also began a business out of their new home.

Town + Country supplied all of the materials for the build, a 2,700-square-foot log home that John designed by combining elements of Town + Country log floorplans. The home is crafted from, as John put it, “bulletproof” Northern White Cedar logs chosen for their durability and design flexibility. Northern White Cedar is incredibly strong with natural moisture- and insect-resistant properties. And because of Town + Country’s log home design building systems, John and Shanna could incorporate other building materials into the design, such as sheet rock walls painted in warm, natural hues drawn from views of the La Plata Mountains visible from nearly every room in the house.

Who would have thought, all of those years ago, that their journey from Texas to Minnesota would lead them to a log home and a home business in Colorado? Certainly not these two.

Check out the log home plans John and Shanna worked from to build their new home.

  • I have more questions and concerns about getting an oil-change than I do about this project.

    ~ Tom H.