Floor Plan Spotlight: The Crested Butte

September 14th, 2015

3,055 square feet, 637 sq. ft. Garage, 1,444 sq ft Decks and Patios 

Crested Butte Hybrid Log and Timber Frame Home
This award winning design concept has inspired many log and timber frame homes. Let’s take a look at the features that make the Crested Butte such a popular floor plan.

Crested Butte Structure Sample Construction -Designed as a hybrid log and timber home with square log walls, timber posts and custom timber trusses the Crested Butte has a sophisticated look and feel.


Sample of Crested Butte Log Home Floor Plan


Size and layout – The floor plan itself has many of the most requested features in mountain style home design: an open layout, a main level master suite, a two car attached garage, a mud room and a covered back patio.


Exterior features -A mix of materials, scissor timber trusses, and rooflines make up the Crested Butte’s front elevation. The turret staircase adds additional architectural interest to this showstopping mountain design.

Home inspired by the Crested Butte Log home and timber frame floor plan
Many custom homes, like the one shown, have been built using the Crested Butte as inspiration. To explore the plan in more depth, including additional photos of finished homes, visit the PrecisionCraft website.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Cascade

June 18th, 2015

2,675 Square Feet, 1,342 Sq Ft Decks and Patios

The Cascade design utilizes a variety of angles and shapes to create a memorable, modern timber frame home.   Floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide light to the entire home and a view from every room. The flow between the great room and covered porch is conducive to an indoor outdoor lifestyle, and can be opened up a large bi-fold glass door. See the Cascade’s layout.

The Cascade is part of PrecisionCraft’s Mountain Modern Design Collection.


Log and Timber Home Summer Reading

May 6th, 2015

Relaxing around the pool, pond or lake? Headed up to the mountains for the weekend? Be sure to charge your tablet or mobile phone and download the latest issues of Rustic Architecture or Elegant Wood Homes before you go.


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    – 3 Feature Home Stories
    – Maintenance of Your Home
    – Focus on: Closets
    – Interior Design: Reclaimed & Recycled
    – Snapshot: North East Pennsylvania
    – Mother-In-Law Quarters
    – A Deeper Look at Sustainability
    – The Many Benefits of SIP Construction
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    – 3 Timber Frame Home Stories
    – The Layout: Garages
    – Complexity of Design
    – The Legacy: More than Beautiful Homes
    – Cottage Lifestyle
    – Building on a Slope
    – The Energy Efficiency: Breath Easier
    – Building for Comfort
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New Mountain Modern Design: The River Run

April 16th, 2015

The second plan in our Mountain Modern series is the River Run, an exciting, single level timber frame floor plan concept.

The timber frame plan’s exterior features two vaulted roof sections that meet above the great room, creating an asymmetrical butterfly shape from the side elevation. Inside, 2,618 square feet are divided between the kitchen, dining and great room space and two bedroom wings on either side of the main corridor. The design also includes a two car garage, mudroom and two back porches with timber pergolas.

Explore the River Run Floor Plan Concept


To learn more about PrecisionCraft and M.T.N Design’s Modern Mountain Floor Plan series, visit PrecisionCraft.com.


The Modern Log and Timber Home

April 9th, 2015

Introducing the Mountain Modern Series

PrecisionCraft’s in-house firm M.T.N Design is excited to introduce four new floor plan concepts.  These designs mix modern architecture with M.T.N’s signature style of combining wood, stone, glass and metal to create a mountain home reflective of today’s contemporary aesthetic. The Brighton is the first new design to be added to this series.

The Brighton

The two-level, L-shaped home was designed to take advantage of sloped lots. This 3,516 square foot plan includes spacious open living areas, 3 bedrooms, and a master suite with deck access.

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The Brighton joins our existing modern plans:

           The Cascade                       The Crescent Rim                  The Shenandoah

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Digital Magazines for Your Custom Wood Home

February 12th, 2015

Was your new year’s resolution to take the next step in your custom log home or timber home project? Regardless of what stage your project is in, you can find valuable information and inspiration in Rustic Architecture and Elegant Wood Homes.

Cover-RA_15SPIn the Spring 2015 issue of Rustic Architecture you’ll gain access to exclusive photos of a rustic handcrafted log cabin, a hybrid log and timber weekend retreat and an Asian inspired timber frame home.  Additional articles include details about setting a budget, ways to make your new home look aged, and outdoor kitchen layouts.

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Explore three timber frame homes and their floor plans in the Winter 2014 issue of Elegant Wood Homes.  In the Lifestyle section, read how to translate your dreams into your home’s design alongside a story of how a hillside in Kentucky became one family’s dream vacation destination.  This issue will also help you figure out who will design your timber frame home and what role windows play in your home’s efficiency.

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Floor Plan Spotlight: The Rimrock

January 9th, 2015

2,996 Liveable Square Feet, 808 Sq. Ft Decks and Patios

This Adirondack-inspired design forgoes the prow of traditional log homes in lieu of impressive clerestory windows inside crossing log beams and matching dormers on each side.

The Rimrock’s layout has a grand entrance through a porte-cochère into a large foyer that flows to the great room. The luxury master suite includes a fireplace and upstairs are two additional bedrooms, each with their own bath. Explore the floor plan.

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The Rimrock can be easily customized to meet your needs. Need more bedrooms or additional rooms? Consider modifying the current bedroom space or adding a basement. See examples how this plan has been customized.

Introducing: The Hawksbury Floor Plan

November 25th, 2014

2,861 Livable Square Feet,  1,388 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

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At just under 3,000 square feet this cottage style design is cozy yet spacious and has qualities that make it a great starting point for your mountain style home.

The main level layout includes a great room and formal dining room which open to a wraparound covered porch, perfect for enjoying panoramic views. A master suite, also on the first floor, is secluded from the public spaces and has private access to the porch.

Upstairs two bedrooms and a bunk room provide plenty of room for guests. Explore the Hawskbury Floor Plan now.

Explore Home Stories and Floor Plans

November 12th, 2014

Don’t miss out on all the information packed into the newest Rustic Architecture issue including three featured log and timber home articles with floor plans:Cover-RA_14W

-An adzed timber frame home in Idaho
-A hybrid log and timber vacation home on Windermere Lake in Canada
-A milled log home on the Maine coast

You’ll also read about project timelines and how wood textures and metal can affect the overall look and feel of your custom wood home.

In the planning stage of your project? Subscribe to Rustic Architecture for a year’s worth of helpful insights, information and inspiration.

Elegant Wood Homes Magazine Fall 2014


The latest issue of Elegant Wood Homes also features amazing content for those who love timber framing and timber frame homes. Articles will  help you describe the look you want for your custom home and consider unique advantages of different building locations.  Our feature stories this quarter include the popular Acreage Reflections as well as a lakeside and farm inspired design. Get the Fall Issue of Elegant Wood Homes today.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Buffalo Creek

September 24th, 2014

8,067  Sq. Ft, 1,219 Sq. Ft. Garage, 1,100 Sq. Ft. Decks & Patios


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PrecisionCraft’s newest design concept, The Buffalo Creek, combines authentic handcrafted log walls and heavy timber frame truss work to create a Western look and feel.

Designed for a stepped lot, the home flows with the natural slope of the land and places its main entrance and view capturing windows on the same side.

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The plan’s expanded master suite, located on the second floor, takes advantage of the view with personal access to a covered deck, with fireplace.

At over 8,000 square feet the Buffalo Creek also provides ample space for entertaining; the second floor has a large great room, gourmet kitchen and guest suite.  Downstairs there is a rec room, and two additional bedrooms.

Explore the floor plan at PrecisionCraft.com

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Truckee

August 27th, 2014

When you imagine a log home or a log cabin, you may assume that the walls will be composed of logs stacked on top of each other. However, this is not always true.  Post and beam log homes utilize the same logs to create the skeleton of the home, while the walls are conventionally framed or use SIPs.

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The Truckee design was conceived using this log post and beam construction method, but it still possesses the spirit and charm of a full log home.  This floor plan can also be modified to have full log walls or to use timber frame.

This popular single level log cabin floor plan separates the private spaces of the home from the public areas with a hallway.  An open patio, accessible from the great room and the master suite, completes this rustic log cabin design.

Explore the Truckee Floor Plan on PrecisionCraft’s website.



Summer and Fall Issues Available

July 23rd, 2014


Fall Rustic Architecture Precision Craft Timber Frame Texas

The Fall Issue of Rustic Architecture digital magazine is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Android and Windows 8.  Explore a Texas timber frame home, a Maine log home, and a hybrid log and timber home in New Jersey. Other articles include information about Sloped Lots, Basements, Countertops and much more that will inspire your mountain style home design. Download today!





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You may also enjoy reading Elegant Wood Homes, a digital publication focusing on the architecture of modern timber frame homes.  The latest issue includes articles about stairs, covered bridges, a timber frame home influenced by Japanese design and more information about how you can make your interior spaces special.  Subscribe today to receive a full year of Elegant Wood Homes.


Floor Plan Spotlight: The Boisean

June 19th, 2014

3,052 Livable Square Feet, 860 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

Reminiscent of iconic log cabins, this classic design incorporates full log walls with beaver-toothed corners. However, this log home’s floor plan is much more dynamic than the square cabins of the past.

Attached Garage Log Cabin Design and Floor Plan

A covered porch wraps around the home, forming a deck for the great room and dining room. The main floor includes a spacious master suite, kitchen with breakfast bar and a two-car attached garage.

The second floor is comprised of a loft that overlooks the great room and three bedrooms. While two of the bedrooms share a bath, the fourth bedroom of this home has the potential to act as a guest or second master suite.

View the detailed design concept and basic floor plan on PrecisionCraft.com.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Beartooth

May 20th, 2014
3,075 Livable Square Feet, 750 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

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This traditional log home design has the aesthetics of a rustic cabin with a modern layout. A two-story glass prow creates a vaulted great room that flows into the dining room and kitchen.

The master suite, separated from the main living area, includes a spacious bath, walk-in-closet, and personal access to the back deck. Upstairs, a loft separates two bedroom balcony suites, ideal for children and guests.

Visit PrecisionCraft.com to see the layout, examples of how past clients have altered the plan and photos of homes based on this design.

Summer Issue of Rustic Architecture Now Available

April 25th, 2014

Rustic Architecture Summer 14 Cover: Hybrid log and timber home

The newest issue of this digitally interactive magazine features three articles about different log and timber homes.  Swipe your way through pictures of a handcrafted log home in Idaho, a hybrid log and timber frame home built in Wisconsin or a milled log home near Washington D.C. As you read about each house, interactive features, like floor plan pop ups and videos, give insight into the home’s design. This issue also includes articles on log and timber post placement, trends in finishes and much more.

So, sit back and enjoy the newest issue of Rustic Architecture, now available on touch devices such as tablets and smart phones. Subscribe today!