The Logs for Chipmunk Hollow were custom handcrafted by Maple Island Log Homes, one of the premier log home companies in the world. Since Maple Island hand selects, peels, scribes, and notches every log ... only a small number of these custom homes are produced each year. Maple Island architect, Gordon Hughes, after visiting the site and being provided a basic floor plan & design criteria, developed the architectural and structural plans for the home.
The Maple Island Difference ~ Handcrafted, not Pre-cut ... Even at first magnificent glance, you'll see the Maple Island difference. Full-log gable ends and log roof framing are Maple Island exclusive hallmarks, and just a couple of the many distinctive nuances that define their handcrafted log homes.
Maple Island handcrafted log homes retain the logs' unique personalities and natural characteristics. They lend a warm, natural appearance and never butted together within a wall. Logs for pre-cut or milled style homes are machined to uniform shape and thickness in order to conform to predictable, formatted assembly procedures. It's like comparing an original oil painting masterpiece to a mass-produced, imitation print. They are soulless by comparison.
Handcrafted, and nothing but ~ Building handcrafted log homes is not a side business. Maple Island does not sell home kits. They don’t build pre-cut log homes, stick-built homes or residences of any other kind. For over 30 years Maple Island has built hundreds of custom, handcrafted log homes. This is their specialty.
Design Mastery ~ No two Maple Island Log Homes are the same. Their design staff guides the process personally, creating individualized plans that coordinate function and feel, while making the most of your home site's unique topographical nuances. A spirit of creative collaboration permeates the entire construction process. Designers work with log handcrafters to ensure that each home fulfills an artistic, aesthetic and purpose-driven result. This process is true artistry at work.