6.30.2017

Log Home Tour Series: Victoria's Cabin

Welcome to the final tour of the Log Home Tour Series! The last Sunday of June is held as National Log Cabin Day, so each year I host the tours to celebrate!

Today we are visiting Victoria's Cabin. When I first found Victoria on Instagram, I thought she lived in a traditional log cabin. After discussing it with her I discovered it's actually a combination of stucco walls and log ceilings. Kind of an upside down log cabin!

Old World style post and beam cabin kitchen




Welcome to our Home. We are Brian and Vicki Higbee

Our little Town is called Alpine , Utah. We are 35 miles SE. Of SLC and 25 miles NE from Provo city. Our Elevation here is around 5,000 feet so the weather can be a little wild in the Spring time! We have beautiful views of the Lone Peak Wilderness Area all around us with peaks that are 11,000 ft high .


Lone Peak Wilderness Area, Alpine Utah

Our house is a constructed Post and Beam, old world crafted. The contractor has European+North American blend building style. Our front door and all the doors are so thick. They were brought over from Switzerland and I have yet to find ANY hardware to fit this front door!

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Some of the unique features of our house that we so enjoy are the use of large single support beams, some more than 20 feet in length.

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

All ceilings are wood of different shapes and styles per each room with both rough and machined wood.  Unique exterior and interior walls use a very special hard style of stucco gives it the high-low look to the walls which does look very European.

Old World style post and beam cabin kitchen

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Our favorite place in the Summer to late Fall is under the massive veranda that goes all around the north end of our house. We have had many weddings and parties around and under the veranda.

Old World style post and beam cabin

Brian and I love to honor the style of house. We have brought in many antiques from Europe and those that we find in our travels. It's a very cozy and different home and we love the warmth we feel as soon as we enter our home.  It definitely feels like we are constantly on vacation here.

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin kitchen, copper

We are on 1.22acres and we have planted every tree bush and flower except for the 100 year old apple Orchard that was planted by a grandson of George Washington McDaniel. It gives us the very best tasting apples.

Old World style post and beam cabin

Old World style post and beam cabin apple orchard

The old Grain shed in our back yard was one that George Washington McDaniel, an early Settler of Alpine, built in the 1860-70 's and when his property was subdivided we made sure that it was saved and not torn down. It took a brave bunch of men to move it to our back yard! We love it, we love the history of it and my dream is to fix it up into a working shed to showcase all of our antiques.
1860s grain shed, Alpine Utah

It's a funny story of how we came to this house: Brian is a real estate Broker and was showing this house to some clients that wanted to see it. Going through the house he told the people that this house is no good for them. They asked why and he said, "Because I'm going to buy it!! And he came Home and we did just that! We have made many memories here with our seven children, seven spouses, 31 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild !!

Thank you, Dara for inviting Brian and I to share our home. I have so loved getting to know so many of you through Instagram and look forward to seeing the other log cabin tours!

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And I'd like to thank Brian and Vicki for opening their unique home to us!  If you'd like to keep up with them you can find them on Instagram @victoriascabin

That concludes this year's annual Log Home Tour Series!  Thanks to those who allowed us to visit their homes and to all of you who clicked through and visited!

In case you missed the rest of the tours, you can find them here:

And to see all of the previous tours, click on the Log Home Tour Series Tab or click here. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you back tomorrow for another log home tour! I'm calling this one the upside down log cabin!

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely blend of rustic and Old World! Love how cozy and inviting it is! You did a great job decorating this beautiful home.

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