Debbie and Tom Graham
This is not your great-great-granddaddy’s one-room cabin on the frontier. With three levels and 3,500 square feet, this custom log home is spacious and loaded with amenities. The home was built in 2008 from logs milled in Idaho and fabricated by Pecota Construction of Shingle Springs. Tom and Debbie’s home uses full rounded pine logs creating matching interior and exterior walls. The rounded faces on the inside lend the home a rustic feel.
The Grahams are alerted to visitors by a metal acorn knocker on the front door. The entryway floor is covered in slate and the walls are painted a soft green to match. On the left are stairs that go both up and down. On the opposite side are an office and guest bath. Beyond the entry, the home opens into a light-filled living room with twenty-foot ceilings held in place by log trusses. The wood floors are engineered hardwood.
The Grahams designed the artificial stone fireplace along with many of the other rustic accessories. Some furniture was purchased from Water Street Antiques, such as a china cabinet originally from Hungary. Other items, including some of the artwork, were handed down from Debbie’s family or were constructed by Bob. In the kitchen, knotty alder cabinets are topped by granite counters with a rough natural edge. The window wall at the back of the house opens onto Trex decking.
Off the living room is the master suite. Up the log stairs, and overlooking the living area, is a balcony. This level contains another office and a guest room and bath. In the bathroom, you will notice that the mirror and tub tiles are cut around log bracing. The downstairs level is dedicated to a mini-suite originally outfitted for their daughter. There are large storage rooms on either side. This room exits out the back of the house to a stamped concrete patio and firepit.