"One drawback of log cabins is that they're often dark. The addition of so many windows brings light into the house and also makes the interior a lovely balance of old and new."
Perhaps it's all the living that has already been done inside the walls of Gloria Frame log house that makes visitors feel at home the moment they walk across the front porch and through the front door.
From the front porch, visitors enter the living room. The largest of the three cabins, the living room soars 20 feet high from the floor to the ridge beam.
All elements added to the cabins, including the connecting corridors, were done in stone that would contrast with the original timber. Fieldstone for the massive fireplace was gathered from the property.
Bathed in sunlight and full of honest, natural textures, the living room has a restful, easygoing air about it.
Two identical passageways, authentic to the style of the original cabins, lead to the cabin that makes up the kitchen on the left and the cabin that houses the master bedroom and a smaller loft bedroom on the right.
Gloria designed the kitchen cabinets and had a local carpenter build the kitchen island from old wood. The old long-leaf pine used for the kitchen cabinets was initially covered in peeling paint. She painted it a dark color and, while the paint was still wet, scorched it using an acetylene torch. The result is a mellow patina and a sophisticated look that complements the gray of the flagstone floor.
Screened in porch overlooks the lake. Perfect for intimate dinners or morning coffee.
On either side of the outdoor fireplace are sofa beds for taking naps and reading.