Long-Distance Design and Build

Florida residents Diane and Herman Klemick didn’t want their second home to be steps away from a beach where they could sink their toes in the sand. Their dream locale was colder and snow-covered — and within walking distance to ski lifts.

For a few years, the couple searched for ski-in/ski-out properties in Mountain Village near Telluride, Colorado. Finally, they found a property that was practically perfect: surrounded by forest, views of mountain peaks and chair lift access to one side. All it was missing was a custom log home.

Herman and Diane chose Town + Country Cedar Homes to help them design and build their dream log home. Not only did they appreciate the natural beauty of Town + Country’s signature Northern White Cedar, they also liked the log home building process of covering fully insulated 2 x 6 stud walls with Northern White Cedar half-logs. So even though they lived miles away from the mill and the local builder, the couple hired Town + Country to create their dream home.

But we didn’t do it alone. The Klemicks lent their ideas and expertise through daily phone calls and a handful of on-site visits. Diane contributed to the space planning, working closely with Town + Country designers to create a two-story, three bedroom and four-and-a-half bath custom log home. Herman selected many of the home’s finishes, including the stone flooring and marble and granite used inside to balance the many natural wood and log accents.

The home’s exterior also features a mix of materials and finishes. Half-logs break up walls covered in stucco and stone. Northern White Cedar trims the windows while log posts serve as balcony supports. The steel roof, once silver, ages to a rusty red over time.

With the help of Town + Country Cedar Homes, the Klemicks were able to infuse their personal style into their Colorado log home from thousands of miles away in sunny Florida.

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

    ~ Tom H.