Archive for the ‘Log Home Floor Plans & Design’ Category

A Log Home Overview from Small to Large

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

When a customer first sets out to build a custom log home, they review a variety of plans and designs before finally creating a concept that fits their lifestyle needs. Whether that is a sweeping lodge-like home or a smaller-scale, luxury log cabin, log home designs come in all sizes to review and draw inspiration from. Here are three such plans that show these variations in size.

Small Design - Truckee

Truckee

At 1,500 square feet, the Truckee is a log post and beam plan that showcases the beauty of log home’s without limiting the design. The inclusion of stone and vertical siding on the exterior creates a genuinely unique design. Entering this single-level floor plan through a breathtaking handcrafted entry, the home opens to reveal large living spaces with a patio accessible from the great room as well as the master suite.

 

Mid-size Woodhaven designWoodhaven

Just a little over twice the size of the Truckee, the      Woodhaven is a classic handcrafted log home that is a distinguished by detailing like the intricate cross braces on the front and back of the home. The second level consists of three bedrooms that overlook a spacious and open first floor layout. The main level opens to a partial wrap-around porch. Inspiring homeowners all over the country and beyond to build similar designed homes, the Woodhaven is a mid-size plan that highlights the essence of Mountain-style homes and the architectural additions that make it one-of-a-kind.

 

Large scale Ticonderoga

 

Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga is an expansive, lodge-like design. The 5,600 square feet of this floor plan features textural detailing and imaginative design. This concept is based on the Adirondack style that traditionally pulls inspiration and materials from the surrounding land for its finishing touches. With such a vast space to work with, you are given the ability to include added amenities like specialty rooms. Included in this specific concept is a piano room, study and guest suite. Looking at the entire home as a whole, the Ticonderoga showcases the traditional creativity of architecture in a log home.

 

To view more log and timber floor plan concepts ranging from small to medium and large sizes, visit the Precisioncraft website:

www.precisioncraft.com/floor-plans/

Specialty Rooms

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Pool Room

A traditional theme in mountain-style homes is the focus on central gathering spaces. Great rooms, kitchens and dining rooms blend to create spacious, open floor plans for groups of all sizes to come together. While these spaces are very common within log and timber homes, here are a few examples of unique rooms that you may not expect to find in the average log home.

Exercise Room

From lap pools to saunas to personal gyms, the inclusion of dedicated exercise spaces are becoming more common.  People who build homes in the mountains tend to have an  active lifestyle. By including spaces for an indoor lap pool in the winter or a sauna to sit in after a long day of skiing, their mountain-style home allows them to bring their passion for exercise into every season, no matter their location.

Animal Rooms

Sauna Room

Birds, Cats and Dogs, oh my! By designing rooms for animals of all shapes and sizes, families are able to incorporate their love for their furry friend into their home.  One such client dedicated a room to her parrots, including a central drain and an old vault cage door in the design. Another client, tired of dog paws across the floor, added doggy doors and showers in the mud room to create a buffer between the home and the outdoor dirt.

Secret Rooms

Building a new home should be an exciting and creative process. With all of the freedom to customize your log home, why not add private spaces of your own? We’ve created plans with secret playrooms in the back of children’s closet, studies behind swinging bookcases and even safe rooms for added precaution. There is no limit to the rooms we can include in your home to fit your unique lifestyle.

Inspired Living: Sustainable Log Home Retreat

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Mark and Crystal were an Oregon couple who wanted to build a winter home that would accommodate their cold-weather hobbies. Inspired by the natural beauty of their Mt. Hood location and the idea of living sustainably, they wanted their home to be a winter escape that could still maintain consistent temperatures throughout the year. With the help of PrecisionCraft Log and Timber Homes and its design firm, M.T.N Design, the couple was able to build a stunning winter retreat that became the first true log home to receive a LEED Platinum Certification. Read Mark and Crystal’s inspired living story of how they made their winter home super-efficient as well as tailored to their needs.

Sustainable Log Home Retreat

Making the Most of Your Living Space

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

When you build your log or timber home, one of the main feelings you want your home to evoke is a sense of family. Whether large or small, you want your family and friends to feel at home when they step through the threshold of your custom-made home. Making the most of your space, no matter the budget will ensure that your guests have room to stay comfortably.

Floor Plan with Bunk RoomBasements

Once you have begun the design process with your architect, it is important to let them know your needs for sleeping space. “Choosing to include a basement to your floor plan is a relatively easy  and cost-effective way to increase your home’s space due to the already laid foundation,” Celeste, Manager of M.T.N Design. An open basement area is great for children to pile in and roll out their sleeping bags or it is also an opportunity to put in an extra bedroom or two.

Lofts

A common element in many log and timber homes are lofts, which can add depth, perspective and architectural beauty to the home without creating a need for an entire second level. Lofts are also an opportune way to include more space for company. Choosing to build a guest room in your loft is one option, while utilizing hideaway beds or pull-out couches is another creative way to use the space for visiting friends and family.

Above Garage Space

If your log home plans already include a garage, using the additional space above for a bonus room is a good way to increase the number of rooms for guests. Whether you choose to make this room a common area or strictly a room reserved for guests, an above-garage living space is a simple addition to your floor plans that will offer a lot of opportunities.

Additional Space SaversBunk Room

Another popular room in many mountain-style homes is a bunk room. You can choose to build your bunks into the plan’s design or simply place bunk beds within the room; this will make an area equipped with space for grandkids to squeeze in comfortably and can work for adults as well. Murphy beds are also a great idea for any room, furnish your office with a Murphy bed and desk combo or simply place them throughout the house, their fold-away abilities will allow you plenty of space for daily activities.

Whether you are building a lodge, fit for large groups of people, or a log home with just enough room for company to stay, a good architect can help you plan out your living spaces so that you can enjoy your home to the fullest with your family.

Top 5 Winter Floor Plan Favorites

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

With this year’s winter snow finally upon most of North America, we thought we would share with you five different floor plans that are perfect for snowy weather conditions. No matter where your personal Winter Wonderland may be, each plan has its own unique features that allow you to interact with your surroundings, even in the coldest of seasons!

Top 5 Log Floor Plans

The Winterpark

Popular for its classic cabin style look, the Winter Park is a plan that utilizes connected living areas and cathedral ceilings to create an open space that is perfect for a mountain getaway. With private balconies and large paned windows angled out toward the surrounding land, it is the perfect design to fully appreciate the wonders of every season from the comforts of your log home.

The Torino

Specifically designed to accommodate even the most avid of skiers, this floor plan features a ski-in ski-out section for easy access as well as a room dedicated to equipment that includes a sauna for warming up after a brisk day of hitting the slopes. With two master suites, a bunk room and open living spaces, this plan has the perfect layout for a secluded weekend skiing or a place for the family to gather from the winter’s cold.

The Hidden Creek

Getting family and friends together for a getaway weekend in the mountains under one roof does not have to be an uncomfortably cramped affair. The Hidden Creek includes multiple bedrooms on every level and open living spaces for a large gathering as well as a massive garage that can include a workshop or place to hold snowmobiles and snow equipment. With a mudroom buffering the garage from the rest of the home, it creates a great transition area from the outdoors to your home’s interior.

The Coeur D’Alene Lodge

Covered decks, a mud room, multiple bedrooms and a pull through driveway are not the only things that make this floor plan the perfect layout for winter conditions. Taking on the feel of a large mountain ski lodge, the Coeur d’Alene allows you to commune with nature as well as keep yourself entertained inside with custom features like a rec room, exercise room and wine cellar.

The Colorado

The Colorado offers a unique concept in timber home living. With three distinct sections, there is a place for everyone. Gather with family and friends in the open spaces of the main level, have plenty of room for company and kids to sleep in the basement and enjoy the seclusion of an entire second floor that is dedicated to your master suite. A mudroom and double-sided fireplace connecting the living room and the porch keep the beauty of the outdoors close at hand all winter long.

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