Gustav Stickley — American Architect born on March 09, 1858, died on April 21, 1942

Gustav Stickley was a furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement... (wikipedia)

There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.
The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods.
First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture.