Josie’s Cabin: A Cozy Family Retreat

Josie’s cabin is surrounded by a landscape that is home to many species of wildlife, whose welfare is of great concern to the Mossburgs. They have put a conservation easement on their property which will permanently protect a large portion of the land. The cabin was built as a gift for Josie by her son, Rob, and her husband, Bob. The design was intended to exhibit roots based in northern Michigan’s vernacular log architecture: beginning as a place with humble origins, perhaps a one-room cabin, with additions that allowed for new and extra room, over time. This is where the Mossburgs wanted to gather with their visiting children and grand-children. Thus the interior features an open floor plan with random-width oak planking. Plenty of windows keep the interior filled with natural light. A large and broad screened porch and outdoor fireplace extend activity areas. The families love to spend time on the porch grilling many meals year-round. The half-log exterior and interior is combined with 2’’ x 2’’ boards to serve as chinking, giving the cabin its wonderland glow.

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The large stone fireplace inside the enclosed wraparound porch offers instant comfort for all.The interior great room includes the kitchen and island, and dining and living areas. A fieldstone fireplace and log and chinking become a refined backdrop for Josie’s choice of interior furnishings.


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4 Responses to “Josie’s Cabin: A Cozy Family Retreat”

  1. Frances Trible says:

    Where would I find the floor plans for this house?

  2. Kathy Balogh says:

    Where would I find the floor plans/home plans for this house and the name of the builder in Michigan that built it? Thank you!

  3. Susan P says:

    Are there blue prints available for this cabin?

  4. Calissa Hamilton says:

    Are there floor plans available?

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