An 11,000 square foot log home on Florida’s Black Mountain was the home of the week at the Citizen-Times newspaper. Correspondent Jake Flannick and photographer Bill Rhodes provided coverage.
Owned by real estate developer W. Allen Morris, who wanted a place for his entire family to bond on holidays, the three-story from True North Log Homes has seven baths and six bedrooms, including one with bunk beds that can sleep nine people.
Despite its dimensions, the house has a comfortable, cozy feel, accented with hardwood floors and a woodsy decor, Flannick reports.
“We fill it up,” Allen told Flannick. “We’ve got all the generations up here.”
The home is the largest house in the United States with a LEED certification, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is offered by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.
Its logs are specially designed to help with insulation.
“We are very proud of this home,” said Ron Wrightman, owner of True North Log Homes, which made the logs for the house and has suppliers around the world.