Readers' Choice Awards 2014 – Runners-Up

See the runners-up of Timber Home Living's second-annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey.

Best Home Under 2,500 Square Feet: Discovery Dream Homes Discovery Dream Homes exteriorPositioned alongside a lake, this house from Discovery Dream Homes makes the most of the gorgeous landscape without leaving a large footprint on the land. Built up instead of out, the three-story home features wide picture windows on the main level to capture the views, as well as ample outdoor areas. The interior mix of materials (wood, stone, drywall) brings visual interest while brightening up the indoor spaces. Best Home Over 2,500 Square Feet: Lindal Cedar Homes Lindal Cedar Homes exteriorIt's hard to pinpoint what makes this home from Lindal Cedar Homes so special, but we'll start with the soaring volumes, open spaces and impressive expanses of glass. Designed to foster easy living for small families and crowds alike, the home feels cozy thanks to elements like the soaring fireplace and warm cedar finishes while still providing plenty of room for large groups to fit comfortably into the space. Best Great Room: Riverbend Timber Framing Riverbend Great RoomThere's a lot to look at in this gorgeous great room from Riverbend Timber Framing. While the impressive overhead frame steals the show, the stone walls and fireplace, tile floors and oversized furniture all fit together to create an inviting space to sit back and relax. Best Kitchen: Appalachian Antique Hardwoods Appalachian Antique Hardwoods KitchenThe mix of materials makes this kitchen from Appalachian Antique Hardwoods come together perfectly. Rich reclaimed floors paired with faux log walls and stone veneers create a warm and rustic — but still modern — feel. Best Outdoor Space: Texas Timber Frames Texas Timber Frames outdoor spaceIt's easy to see what makes this outdoor space from Texas Timber Frames so appealing. The staggered deck provides uninterrupted views from different levels, and the stone base serves as an unexpected alternative to wooden posts that are typically used under decks. Best Flooring: OakBridge Timber Framing OakBridge Timber flooringTypically homeowners choose a variety of wood hues and finishes for the interior of their home, but this kitchen space from OakBridge Timber Framing proves that timbers, flooring, siding and tile in similar shades work to create a warm, rich feel. Best Hardware: Timberbuilt Timberbuilt doorA unique alternative to a standard interior door, this model from Timberbuilt is positioned on a sliding track — a design choice that creates a unique look while saving interior space that would be needed for a swinging door. Best Stairway: Riverbend Timber Framing Riverbend stairwayMore elegant than the typical timber-frame stairway, this design from Riverbend Timber Framing pairs warm honey-hued woods with intricate iron balusters. We love the way it complements the French entry doors and tasteful finishes. Best Window Design: Wisconsin Log Homes Wisconsin Log Homes windowThe rear of this home is all about the perfect combination of picture windows and glass doors. The result? View-catching spots from multiple spaces in the home, as well as a glimpse inside the impressive great room from the home's exterior.