The Oak Leaf – June 2020


The Floor Plans Keep Coming!


Welcome to the June 2020 issue of The Oak Leaf, written by Lynn Gastineau, President of GLH. For new readers, this is our monthly newsletter sent to those that have expressed an interest in Gastineau Log Homes. We use this as a way of communicating technical, design and industry information.

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Talk about a show stopping entrance! Check out the River Oaks plan below for more details on this beautiful home.

The GLH National Model Home Center is again open 7 days a week. Come visit us on either Saturday or Sunday beginning this weekend June 6/7! (more details below)

Trivia Question:
What word or words rhyme with the word ‘orange’? (See the answer below.)

More New Plans!


We want to continue to share the amazing new plans that we launched this year! It has been so fun for the team to come up with new designs that incorporate a lot of the “new” trends that homeowners want in 2020, while also maintaining the beauty and charm that defines a log home. We hope they speak to you in one way or other and gets those creative juices flowing for the design of YOUR home!



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Songbird: Imagine a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in 1039 square feet! The Songbird is based on our always popular Hideaway design. By adding dormers to the second floor, the loft turns into 2 bedrooms and a bath. If you are looking for a well designed smaller home, the Songbird may be just the home for you!







Rolling Hills: Does this plan fit your needs? Main level: large open great room. Large master suite. Wrap around porch. Half bath. Mud/utility room. Second floor: second bedroom. Full bath. Loft that can be another bedroom or office. The Rolling Hills design has it all!


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River Oaks: This executive luxury one story home is beautiful, efficient and full of surprises. It is a “reverse ranch” with 2 bedrooms on the main level plus 3 bedrooms on the lower level. Luxurious baths off all but one bedroom. Butlers pantry between the oversized garage and the kitchen for the ultimate in convenience. Check out the amazing rear porch with a fireplace! Anything else you could possibly need?

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Love this plan but don’t want a finished basement? Our River Oaks II plan is just that – this exact footprint but only one story on a slab or a crawlspace. Or an unfinished basement. The choice is yours between the River Oaks and the River Oaks II.


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The Bluffs: At 2160 square feet of luxurious log home living, The Bluffs lives large! The amazing rear porch features a fireplace that soars through the two story roof. With an additional 1180 sq ft of porches and deck, you are able to enjoy outdoor living at its finest.


Open Houses:

The GLH Model Home Center on I-70 in central MO is back to normal business hours! Come walk through 3 of our homes Monday – Friday 8a-5p, Saturday 9a-5p, and Sunday 12a-5p. No appointment necessary. Click here for more, including directions.

2020 Construction Seminar Schedule:

Click here for information on our one day construction seminars.

Due to COVID-19, all seminars have been postponed until further notice

Answer to the Trivia Question:

Most people think there are no words that rhyme with ‘orange’ but there are actually 3 of them!
Sporange – a botany term meaning ‘a sac where spores are made’.
Gorringe – a rare English surname.
Blorenge – the name of a mountain in Wales.

Quote of the Month:

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived”
– Henry David Thorough