White Pine. Northwoods Contemporary.

Tucked away on a quiet lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, White Pine puts a fresh spin on the typical log home. Sleek lines paired with modern finishes gives this cabin a light and airy feel while still maintaining a rustic elegance. Exposed Douglas fir rafters found throughout the home enhance the house’s cabin like character. Custom doors constructed from wood wall paneling and void of any casing trim allows them to “disappear” into the wall. To accommodate a smaller footprint the floorplan was purposefully designed to maximize efficiency. By incorporating the outdoors into the living space the home actually lives much larger than its square footage. Rows of floor to ceiling windows, an expansive lakeside covered porch, and oversized screen porch provide endless choices for enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the lake.
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The Birches. Experience Life.

The Birches is a lakeside guesthouse that was built to not only accommodate guests but also serve as an entertaining space. With its laidback, wide open design, it does both flawlessly. A floorplan expertly aimed to allow seamless flow between the custom kitchen, dining room and vintage bar allows the owners to entertain with ease. Vaulted ceilings adorned with salvaged timbers, fireplace stones from nearby fields, floors constructed with reclaimed barn boards, and large windows trimmed in the owners’ favorite red hue give this house a fun, rustic vibe. The perfect place to unwind in the Northwoods.
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Pine View. Pure Enjoyment.

Restoration, remodel and new build all came together in this project to create a modernized home with vintage flair. Originally built in the 1920’s as a vertical log cabin, the owners’ quest was to expand in size and incorporate modern amenities in this home without sacrificing any of the character and charm that it had acquired throughout the years. The great room and the screen porch, rooms that were most beloved to the homeowners, were kept and restored but also raised to allow for a full basement and walkout to the lake. A two story addition was constructed to accommodate the entire family and provide the homeowners with a serene master bedroom retreat. The end result is old and new intertwined to create pure enjoyment.
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Tall Timbers. Luxury Living.

Tall Timbers is an exceptionally designed lakefront home that provides room to entertain large groups or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the octagon sunroom. The timber frame structure was painstakingly crafted from Douglas Fir using centuries old joinery techniques and other high end natural building materials. Rock accents and wood elements give this home an authentic feel, while stunning oversized beam work encourages a warm, lodge like atmosphere. Tall Timbers was designed to accommodate multiple living spaces with its en-suites in all bedrooms, bunkroom, state of the art theatre room and an elevator. Yet, in the end, it is the great room that steals the show. Douglas fir timbers span gracefully overhead, drawing your eye up two stories to the remarkable craftsmanship that is fundamental to all Benson built timber frame homes. Complete with a bar, two-story fireplace and a large expanse of windows that frame gorgeous lake views, it is a room that truly is the heart of the home. Tall timbers is a home that masterfully blends rustic and elegant with natural and modern.
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Elk Lodge. Log Masterpiece.

Tried and true, Elk Lodge is a magnificent example of a full log home that perfectly displays the rustic elegance that is at the core of Benson’s custom home building in the Northwoods. Built on one of the premier lakes in Wisconsin, this home was designed to be a lodge style vacation home that would accommodate a large number of friends and family comfortably and simultaneously. Fully stacked logs are used throughout the home to create a structure that allows every room to be oversized and spacious. Custom bark and twig built-ins, birch bark wall finishes and a barn wood bar with pine slab top create a cozy appeal on a grand scale. Elk Lodge is log home living at its finest.
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Bay View. Rustic Reclaimed.

Nestled on a small hillside in the serene hemlock forests of the Northwoods, Bay Views’ rugged aesthetic gives this new home a sense of age and history. Chinked reclaimed barn timbers greet you in the foyer to set the tone of a timeworn rustic cabin. A rubble stone fireplace on the screen porch, barn board walls of various colors in nearly every room, and extensive use of reclaimed materials throughout create an aged Northwoods feel. Custom red and distressed black cabinets give the kitchen a touch of modern with an unexpected pop of color. Red accents used throughout the home combined with the extensive use of rugged, repurposed materials solidify this homes standing as a truly unique lakeside cabin.
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Fern Hill. Simplicity Within.

Fern Hill exemplifies Northwoods living with its three rustic stone fireplaces, classic furnishings, and a classic design focused around breathtaking vistas. Perched atop a gentle slope overlooking a picturesque lake, Fern Hill is the embodiment of a hand scribed log home. Full stacked logs are used to create three levels of comfortable living space for everyone to enjoy. The lower level features a custom bar with a display case recessed into the pine slab top to showcase antique Musky baits and fishing memorabilia. The casualness of the bar makes for the perfect place for guests to unwind at the end of a long day on the lake. The large three season porch features a built-in custom grill surrounded by rustic stone. With views of the lake from every angle it is the perfect room to entertain family and friends. Rustic charm paired with classic sophistication makes Fern Hill the perfect spot to enjoy the serenity of the woods.
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Clearwater Lake.

Perfectly situated on your own private beach! Clearwater Lake is the setting for this spectacular Northwoods masterpiece. This home is currently under construction and ready for your personal touches. With its 2,700 square feet of living space there will be ample room for family and friends. The lakeside screen porch will be the perfect spot to take in the sunsets over the lake. Open concept kitchen, dining and great room along with the first floor master suite provide unobstructed views of the lake. Two bedrooms, a loft and a Jack-and-Jill bath complete the second floor. Half log siding, extensive use of log accents, custom cabinets, hardwood flooring, luxurious master bath and first floor laundry room are just a few of the features in this custom home. The level of fit and finish and attention to detail that has earned Benson Builders the reputation as the Northwoods premier builder are evident throughout. Contact us for a full list of interior features and pre-completion pricing.
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