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Mountain Discoveries, AAD, Inc., Cumberland, MD
Written by: Mike Dawson.
Yellowstone at Deep Creek Lake is building unique western lodge style custom log homes in Garrett County. They have quickly earned a reputation as a leader in the log home industry. Based in McHenry, Yellowstone was started over four years ago by owners Art Holland and Mike Cumerlato.
"We are crafting homes with logs ranging from 6 inches to 16 inches in diameter, harvested in the forests surrounding Yellowstone National Park and also in British Columbia," says Art. "It's an extraordinary type of log. We're harvesting standing dead timber only, which is the most stable product to build a log home out of." Art says their company has carefully chosen to use standing dead timber in their log homes because of its stable nature. "One of the characteristics of wood is that there is always going to be a certain amount of movement, but we're harvesting standing dead timber that has reached its equilibrium. It is another way to ensure the stability of our homes."
The owners of Yellowstone are passionate about building log homes and it's been that way since they built their own log homes several years ago. Both Art and Mike bring extensive backgrounds in the construction trades to their partnership and when you view one of these homes you will recognize their dedication and quality.
"We are very hands-on," says Art of their style of management that involves being on-site to perform and supervise the work. "We're not a mass producer and we're not selling kit homes. We get very involved with the owner and the construction of their dream home." He says each home they build is unique and every one is crafted on-site, one log at a time.
Yellowstone works closely with their clients to provide any special custom accents they might want included in their dream home. "If they want special logs or a particular feature, we can incorporate it into the design," said Art. " What makes our homes special is that everything in the dwelling is designed to the owner's particular wants and needs. There are log posts, beams, log railings, log collar ties, log trusses and log stair systems." He notes that even the cabinetry is hand-crafted locally, which adds to the distinctive character of a Yellowstone log home.
In addition to using the same wood inside and out, Yellowstone harvests those logs from the same part of the forest which is yet another way to ensure a stable product.
Whatever type of log or style of custom log home you choose to build, you can be sure it's a decision that you won't regret. Because, according to the Log Home Council, log homes continue to appreciate in value and sell better than any other form of custom-made homes. With a strong performance in the real estate market, it is clear that log homes are a great investment. A log home is also a great investment in nature-one that will provide years of enjoyment and a very close connection with the wonder of the great outdoors. You can almost reach out and touch the rustic charm and natural beauty that only wood can provide in an authentic, custom-built log home.
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