Our Top 5 – Log Dream Homes

With the arrival of spring, treasure hunters will be wandering the countryside in search of the log home of their dreams on that perfect piece of land.  And, of course, it’s quite understandable – this choice of construction which is always in fashion, warm and welcoming, ecologically responsible and so very inviting has a way of tugging at our heart strings.

If you are looking to fulfill that dream, we invite you to discover our Top 5 Log Homes by Harkins, a Quebec company that specializes in the construction of Scandinavian-style log homes.  For the past 19 years Harkins has been building log homes in Mont-Tremblant and delivering them throughout Canada and abroad!

The Design of a Log Home

Did you know that each white pine log is chosen and hand-sculpted by an experienced artisan on the Harkins’s work site in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré? In fact, in order to build your dream log home, the team dedicated to the project and specializing in the Scandinavian technique, will take the time to carefully treat each component from sculpting to assembling the logs one upon the other creating a perfect union and thus forming the walls of your home.  Each piece of the “skeleton” of your home is then numbered and identified before being loaded onto a transport truck and shipped to its final destination all the while using the greatest of care.

The craftsmen will then carefully assemble the log home structure upon the foundation and be ready for the installation of the windows and doors, the roof and, of course, the interior finishing.

(You will find here the steps in the realization of a log home)

Therefore, when you see to what degree this work is done with precision and meticulousness and that each home is built by a craftsman passionate about his work of art, any one of these high-end log homes are enough to make you dream!

Top 5 – Our favourites

#5 – The luminous Wentworth Nord log cottage:

Price range: $600,000 – $800,000

Bois rond / Log home - Wentworth-Nord, Qc
Log home – Wentworth-Nord, Qc

Built in 2009, this log home was built on the mountainside with a basement level walkout. A thing of your dreams:

  • a sculpted front door tucked under the log main entrance
  • a fieldstone fireplace for those cold winter days or lazy evenings
  • a dining room bathing in light thanks to its the numerous windows with a view of the surrounding nature
  • a staircase built entirely of logs with a rustic handrail made of smaller wood pieces – like in the days of old!
#4 The trendy Tremblant Nord log home

Price range: $500,000 – $750,000

Bois rond / Log home - Lac Tremblant nord 2011
Log home – Lac Tremblant nord 2011

Built in 2011, we love it for these reasons:

  • its fieldstone fireplace that heats the kitchen and living room
  • its staircase with black springboard lending a contemporary touch to the décor
  • its luminous inserts in the ceiling for adequate lighting and modern look
  • the complementarity between the wood and other more contemporary elements
#3 The magnificent Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré Scandinavian Log Home with posts

Price range: $500,000 – $750,000

Log home / Bois rond - St-Faustin-Lac-Carré 2010
Log home – St-Faustin-Lac-Carré 2010

Built in 2010, this home is simply magnificent.  The owners opted for the Scandinavian log home with posts, a design which perfectly unites log and timber to create a result that is simply unique! In short, we love:

  • The timber beams on the ceiling which create a definite “wow” effect
  • The white kitchen with shaker doors built by an experienced cabinet maker.  With its central island which doubles as a counter for meal prep, you just want to move in!
  • The patio walkout situated on the lower level (exterior walls finished in stone).  Practical for guests as they may come and go freely!
  • The spacious and modern master bathroom with heated floors.
#2 The architectural workmanship of the Morin-Heights log home

Price range: $1,000,000 – $1,500,000

Bois rond / Log home - Morin-Height 2016
Log home – Morin-Height 2016

What makes this home so impressive is the precision and expertise of the designers of the home who worked in collaboration with an engineer in the realization of this project.  The features that we love are:

  • The main log truss that supports the roof structure was designed specifically for the residence and built by hand while respecting precise plans in order for it would support the structure.
  • The use of logs in the various elements of the home (staircase, handrail, ceiling beams and pillars)
  • The authentic slate floor in the kitchen which harmonizes perfectly with the décor
  • The quiet rest corner with its fireplace, wood and stone posts and magnificent beams.
#1 The luxurious Harrington log home, a hidden treasure

Price range: $1,000,000 – $1,500,000

Log & Timber - Harrington

Log & Timber – Harrington

If there was ever a home that would cause one to drool with envy, this is the one! A grandiose realization by the Harkins team which demonstrates to what point a well thought-out design, a dedicated team and, of course, an appropriate budget can create a unique living environment, perfect for receiving family and friends and enjoying life!

There are so many features that we love!

  • The harmony between the logs and traditional timber carpentry
  • The main entrance with envelops the doors with its pillars of stone and wood
  • The “L” shaped design of the home which allows for the creation of multiple living spaces and maximizes the use of the exterior property
  • All of the made-to-measure add-ons: stone pizza oven; built in bunk beds giving the impression that one is in a boat with its round lights; suspended hammocks; the back yard and hut!
  • The stairway and handrail blending wood and metal next to the decorative stone wall…and the timber ceiling – simply majestic!
  • Finally, the veranda and screened windows which protect from insects, allow one to take full advantage of the summer season and make the most of life!

About Harkins

Harkins specializes in the construction of log and post and beam (timberframe) homes.  Our family business offers you personalized experience, based on 30 years of expertise in the domain.  Harkins is a reference in the log home industry and also in timber structures.  Our homes can be delivered and installed anywhere in (North America?) Canada and overseas.

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Contact us on our website or call us toll free at 1(877) 688-3571