Log Home Living Magazine
2015 Annual Buyer's Guide
When Lois and Arnold Melman decided to build a weekend home, they sought a secluded site convenient to their primary residence in New York's Westchester County. They found 47 acres in the Catskill Mountains, bordering a lake and a 35,000-acre Boy Scout Camp.
November 30, 2013
Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is pleased to announce that Estemerwalt Log Homes of Honesdale, PA, has been selected their 2013 Innovator of the Year.
Log Cabin Homes Magazine
March 11, 2013
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania lies a 23-acre tract of land where Marita Avante and Walter Zimmermann decided to create an oasis, a home that would provide serenity and rejuvenation from Walter’s workdays in the energy industry amid the bustle of Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Harmonia Garden Home allows Marita and Walter to display personal tastes while designing residential space that is true to the tenets of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (MSV) architectural and planning principles.
Cottages & Bungalows
When Walter Zimmerman and his wife, Marta Avante, designed this stone-plinth-and-solid-wood log house in the rural hills of Pennsylvania, their goal was to create a getaway where the lines between home and nature were eased by a soothing garden, outdoor amenities to rival the indoors, and sweeping views of the lush green landscape.
August 14, 2012
A log home is inherently green in many ways, with the end result not only eco-friendly in its actual structure, but in appearance as well...
The Wayne Independent
June 1, 2012
Estemerwalt Log Homes is featured in the June issue of the esteemed children's magazine, Highlights High Five, in a special feature entitled "Building Log Houses."
Log Home Directory
May 22, 2012
Building a house with toy logs is fun. You fit pieces together to make walls and doors and windows. And when builders make a log home, that's what they do too.
But first trees are cut down and the branches are removed. Then a truck takes the logs to a sawmill.
At the sawmill, a big saw removes the bark from the logs.
Living the Country Life
For many landowners, especially those in wooded settings, a log home is the perfect example of solid comfort and ruggedness....
The Good Human
February 20, 2012
Log home dwellers are the envy of many. Few can think of an idea more relaxing than kicking back inside of a warm log cabin on a secluded mountain somewhere. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, log cabins also provide owners assurance that living in such a home reduces their carbon footprint on Earth.
Nation's Building News
January 31, 2012
In the midst of the worst housing slump in U.S. history, members of the Log Homes Council, part of NAHB’s Building Systems Councils, have found success in new marketplaces overseas.
Green Building Community
Log homes have been in existence for thousands
of years and have been constructed for hundreds of
years in the United States. But it was in the early 70s
that the industry saw revitalization. "As part of the
back to nature movement, people decided they wanted
to build their own log home," ….
2012 Log Cabin Homes Buyer's Guide
The most beautiful log homes in the world all share a common bond; they started with excellent producers and builders who not only knew what they were doing, but who went the extra mile to make sure the homes exceeded their owners' expectations...
September 9, 2011
Kurt Propst has made his life’s work out of supporting the local community. Now, thanks to five decades of his and a handful of employees' hard work and a European partner company that sought them out, his locally-produced log home products are introducing a bit of American ambiance to European markets with a couple of high-profile resort projects.
August 21, 2011
Even in the worst of housing slumps, a Wayne County custom homebuilder is keeping busy - building log homes for a resort in Germany.
Estemerwalt Log Homes has shipped 15 log homes to Snow Dome Resort, which operates an indoor ski slope outside Hamburg. Estemerwalt owner Kurt Propst expects the high-profile project will draw more European customers and euros to Pennsylvania...
Living the Country Life
This Estemerwalt Log Homes cabin in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, is a year-round rustic hunting and fishing retreat. It is a marvel of simple efficiency...
Living the Country Life
Rustic elegance is a growing trend, and with good reason: It doesn't matter where we live or how chaotic our lives become, we all enjoy a sense of comfort, familiarity and simplicity...
June 26, 2011
According to Beth Propst Reece, the log home industry is "definitely a man's business."
That may be so, but she's having the time of her life infiltrating this particular boys' club.
Country's Best Cabins
Log home innovations are popping up all over the industry, representing the latest advancements in design concepts, technology and energy efficiency.
The Good Stuff Guide
May 21, 2011
As we start to think about summer, relaxing, and sun, I had to share this gorgeous home on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos Mountain region of Pennsylvania...
Country's Best Cabins
A Pennsylvania log company uses its waste sawdust to power its log-drying kilns and has saved more than a million gallons of fuel.
April 29, 2011
Like pieced quilts and chair rail, the front porch was born of practicality. It provided Grandma and her front rooms shade from the hot sun.
April 1, 2011
This is interesting green business news. Estemerwalt Log Homes (www.Estemerwalt.com) has announced that they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil (1,314,000 at the time of this release) since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996.
Green Living Guy
March 31, 2011
This is interesting green business news. Estemerwalt Log Homes (www.Estemerwalt.com) has announced that they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil (1,314,000 at the time of this release) since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996. Instead of using a standard fuel oil-burning system that would burn approximately 240 gallons per day, Estemerwalt installed a sawdust gasification system to help reduce operating costs as well as benefit the environment.
February 9, 2011
This log cabin in rural Pennsylvania is truly rustic: It is not connected to any roads, and it has no running water or electricity. The owners use it year-round for hunting, fishing and camping, and they rely on its wood-burning stove and fireplace to stay warm.
Tiny House Blog
February 10, 2011
This Pennsylvania log cabin is a year-round rustic hunting and fishing retreat – the perfect outdoors getaway, and the very definition of aesthetic simplicity.
This Pennsylvania year-round hunting and fishing retreat is a saddle-notch-style log cabin built with 10-inch-round Eastern White Pine logs.
Log Home Living
The differences between log home companies go beyond the looks of their homes. These companies offer different floor plans, wood species, log styles, building systems, components and other factors that go into the finished home...
Country's Best Log Homes
A few wrong turns early in their home-building journey didn't deter one Pennsylvania couple from finishing their family-style log retreat.
Log Home Living
LOCATED IN CENTRAL Pennsylvania, two
miles from the nearest road, this creekside
cabin bespeaks rustic bordering on
primitive. It has no water or power, only
an outside well and an outhouse...
May the Bluebird of Happiness Fly Down your Chimney. It's not the traditional cabin blessing, perhaps. But then, one glance inside this Pennsylvania log home tells you that its owners are anything but traditional...
October 26, 2009
Estemerwalt Log Homes received a national home building accolade, capturing the Excellence in Home Design for the Manufacturer's Model/Sales Center and Merchandising in the 2010 Building Systems' Council's Excellence in Home Design and Marketing Awards program...
PA Environment Digest
Estemerwalt Log Homes has announced they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil -- 1,138,800 to be exact-- since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996...
Country's Best Log Homes
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Estemerwalt Log Homes has saved over one million gallons of fuel oil since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996...
Country's Best Log Homes
A visit to a friend's log home in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains was all it took to hook Tim Lucas. "I said, 'This is a dream come true,' " he recalls. "My friend looked at me and said 'You should build one, too.' " And that was how it started...
June 14, 2009
Gina Pritchard lost her 10-year-old daughter, Grace, last year to health complications related to Down syndrome.
With memories of her daughter vivid, Mrs. Pritchard said she felt heartened on Saturday during a benefit at Estemerwalt Log Homes for a project to build an inclusive playground...
May 3, 2009
For generations, the Propst family has been unlocking the potential of rough logs by cutting them into boards and studs...
Jim and Mary Joan Cleary had always been warm weather folks who spent vacations soaking up the Caribbean sun. Then one day, poof – inspiration struck! "My husband turned to me and said, 'You know, I've always wanted to build a log cabin,'" recalls Mary Joan. And that was that. Next thing you know, the couple was scoping out property near their Pennsylvania home...
Designed for the true log home enthusiast, the Emerson from Estemerwalt Log Homes is as versatile as it is functional and beautiful. In addition to being 100% handicap acceessible, this home offers the ultimate in spacious and modern log home living...
Mill Product News
Estemerwalt Log Homes based in Honesdale, Pennsylvania operates a couple of specialized pieces of equipment that set the company apart. A mammoth lathe that allows them to mill extra large logs, and an environmentally friendly sawdust-fired kiln that saves fuel, both help give the company a distinct competitive edge...
Custom Wood Homes
A front covered porch and rear deck make outdoor living easy...
Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal
October 27, 2008
In this perfect storm of real estate woes, a couple of house builders are in the sunlit center of the hurricane. Both Stratz Contracting in Emmaus and Estemerwalt Log Homes in Honesdale said they are getting more calls now than last year from people interested in upscale houses – and more sales...
Building Systems Magazine
September 18, 2008
Who says going green costs you money? Estemerwalt Log Homes (Honesdale, PA) was using fuel oil to power its kiln for drying specialty woods for its lumber operation, including wainscoting, tongue-and-groove paneling and trim board...
Log Homes Illustrated
The oft-toid tale of the cobbler's shoeless children rings true for Kurt Propst. He started out working in his family's hardwood-lumber business in northeastern Pennsylvania. Yearning to do something with "more pizzazz," Kurt says that the turning point in his life came after watching a video of a planer making a log. It inspired him to start Estemerwalt Log Homes in the mid-1980s.
Much has been written about the tastes and traits that differentiate baby boomers from their generation-X successors, as well as the current group of youth (gen-Y or millennials) who will be the next wave of home buyers...
May 15, 2008
Estemerwalt Log Homes is featured on ABC affiliate WNEP-TV (Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, PA markets) on the live 7pm newscast on Thursday,
May 15. Hosted by reporter Trish Hartman, the segment featured the
family-owned and operated log home company.
Building System Magazine
Estemerwalt is one of the very few
log home producers that manufacturers
Western-style round log homes on
the East Coast. When Elizabeth Reece ioined the family business in 2005, she was charged with creating a marketing department from scratch...
Book by Tina Skinner
This book features a home by Estemerwalt Log Homes. The home is featured on pages 28-31.
Log Home Design Magazine
It was love at first sight when Jim and Mary Joan Cleary saw the land that now hosts their log home away from home. Wild and untouched, the 611-acre gem tucked into the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania was a rare find...
If you are thinking of building a log home that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett would showdown over, look into Estemerwalt homes...
On a sleepy summer day in July, Honesdale, PA, was home to a mini media frenzy as Estemerwalt Log Homes was featured on the morning news show of New York City's CW11. Reporter Larry Hoff, who has gained a reputation for being edgy, hosted the live segment from Estemerwalt...
Take a tour of an Estemerwalt home.
July 13, 2007
Sleepy Honesdale, PA was home to a mini media frenzy on Thursday, as Estemerwalt Log Homes was featured on the morning news show of New York City’s CW11. The live correspondence from Estemerwalt Log Homes, featuring the family owned and operated log home company, was hosted by reporter Larry Hoff, who has over a dozen years in front of the camera on New York television, and has carved out a reputation as a reporter who lives on the edge.
The Garden Island
February 17, 2007
Log homes have a certain presence that is unmistakable. With their timbers and distinctive craftsmanship, these homes offer more of everything – more strength in their design, more sanctuary within their fortress-like walls and more connection to nature using a building material straight from Mother Nature herself...
Visitors pulling up to Beverly Sheingorn's home in Boyd might marvel at its massive windows or, once inside, its cathedral ceilings. What they'll notice on closer inspection is that the home is not made of wood and siding, but fragrant logs...
The American Institute of Architects
November 17, 2006
Did you know that there are over 30,000 log homes built annually in the U.S.? Log homes account for 9 percent of the custom homebuilding market in this country. In fact, there currently are more than 550,000 log homes in the U.S.