When the heat of the flat lands of Florida suggested a change of scenery the owners of Happy Hour Retreat made the Blue Ridge mountains their home away from home.
Always wanting a log home, the couple had seen our work published in Log Home Living magazine. With that inspiration Happy Hour Retreat was born.
The style is upscaled Appalachian with a floor plan that is open, comfortable, and ideal for entertaining.
A mix of wood species and patterns was used on the walls and ceilings to embrace the mountain vernacular. With bedrooms on three levels, the masters of the house assured privacy for themselves and their guests
The circular drive makes for a gracious entrance. The white pine logs are complimented by the stone bump-outs.
The mix of materials adds texture and interest to the hose. The stone bump-outs brings an old world feel to the architecture.
The craftsmanship seen in the railing details, the heavy timber rafters and the stone fireplace are showcased in the Great Room.
The curtain wall of doors and windows allows the loft and great room to be filled with natural light.
Vertical pine planks were used to panel the home office.
The Heart of the Home
Ever entertaining, this kitchen is the heart of the home where the hosts are always a part of the conversation.
The large prep island also is a gathering spot for family and friends.
Notice how the dining room opens onto the living porch making the spaces a perfect blend of inside and outside entertaining.
The guest rooms continue the mountain charm with wood feature walls and exposed wood rafters. For privacy and comfort, each bedroom has a private bath.
The hand crafted sliding bard door opens into the master bath. Log walls, timber beams frame the king size bed.
The wall of time makes for an elegant backdrop for the free standing soaking tub.
This game room is a terrific place to play pool or enjoy a cocktail.
Time to Relax
The coffered ceiling, barn doors and stone fireplace make this a cozy family room