Discover a masterfully designed log home – the huge wood pillars are a sight to behold

Modern log homes - far from their traditional roots in settlement times - often are exquisitely crafted wooden retreats which benefit from contemporary interior design and construction techniques. These unique wooden abodes still manage to maintain the heart of a rustic lifestyle, but with a modern twist.
The perfect log home should have the perfect location, and today we are going to explore a wooden home which boasts one of the most spectacular locations in the world. This incredible lodge was constructed by Natural Log Homes and is situated above Lake Pukaki in New Zealand. It overlooks the crystal blue waters of the lake with views of stunning Mount Cook from every bedroom in the house. Do you want to explore further? Let's take the tour...
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This sturdy construction was built using heavy logs which give the cabin a robust and rugged exterior. The quality of design and construction is clear to see. This is a well-built log home which is worthy of its idyllic location!
Lake Pukaki Lodge has an outstanding location in one of the most photogenic places in the world. New Zealand is renowned for its incredible landscapes. and this handsome log home is perfectly situated to capture one of its most awesome spectacles. Inspiring! 
Lake Pukaki Lodge is finished with an abundance of large windows to make sure that the residents have a constant reminder of the stunning natural surround.
The lake and mountains can be seen from numerous positions in the house: the floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room, the barbecue area next to the kitchen, or the glass-railed balcony from the upstairs master bedroom.
The spacious great room is a majesty of wood, with heavy logs a beautiful feature and high-quality hardwood flooring throughout the home.
The soaring cathedral ceiling fills the living room with light and has plenty of circulating fresh air. At night, the gorgeous stone fireplace will become the center of the home and is the perfect place for your family to gather.
Just look at how the late-afternoon sun splashes over this room - lovely!
The fireplace is an attractive and efficient way to heat this home. Lake Pukaki Lodge has a double-sided fire, which can be enjoyed from the living room or the dining area.
The sun really brings out the natural tones of the wood. Exquisite!
The upstairs of this beautiful home is accessed by this gorgeous custom-built staircase.
Lake Pukaki Lodge has a spacious loft area which benefits from the light of the open great room below. It could be an ideal second sitting space or perfect for a home office.
The master bedroom is an inviting place to sleep. The rich tones in the wood-paneled walls create a cozy space which is easy to heat. This generous room easily houses the heavy rustic furniture which perfectly complements a log home, whilst benefiting from direct access to the adjacent bathroom.
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