Archive for the ‘Timber Frame Homes’ Category

5 Unique Designs

Monday, March 14th, 2016

As you search through hundreds of log and timber floor plans, you may find that many of them will start to look very similar.  In an effort to get your creative juices flowing, here are some of our most creative and “out of the log home box” designs:

The Cascade

The Cascade is not your typical timber frame design.  With tall timber framed windows that help to hold up the angled timber beams in the roof, this plan really makes a statement. The Cascade concept was inspired by modern Northwestern architecture and provides a great example of how timber frame home design can be pushed outside traditional boundaries.

The Chaumont

The growing trend in mountain style design has been to incorporate many textures and elements into the design of the home.  The Chaumont illustrates how a design can combine square log walls, timber framing, vertical siding, and stone to create a unique living space.

The Targhee

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Modern lines and use of large windows is evident, however the incorporation of weathered siding and chinking add a rustic flair.  This is the kind of design that could easily be found in a resort town or development, as it effortlessly blends old and new.

The Upland Retreat

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There are many aspects of the Upland Retreat design that could inspire your home: the curved entryway with metal roof; the combination of handcrafted log walls and custom timber frame trusses; or the glass walls that open to the patio.  If you are looking for unique design and one-of-a-kind homes, this is a great place to start.

The Washington Harbor

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When thinking about the design of your home, don’t forget to think about the opportunities that outdoor living space can provide.  The Washington Harbor adds actual space to its layout by incorporating a large, covered outdoor space.  The outdoor living room and kitchen are completely covered and have their own built-in fireplace.  Entry is gained from the home through a glass Nana Wall system, while natural light filters down through the clerestory windows.  Outdoor living at its best!

New Mountain Modern Design: The River Run

Thursday, 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

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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

Thursday, 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 the Mountain Modern 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

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Floor Plan Spotlight: The Buffalo Creek

Wednesday, 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

A View from the Front

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Many future log or timber homeowners tend to think that whether inside or out, their view-facing sides of the home are where they will be spending the most of their time. While for many people, this may be true, don’t forget the possibilities available for your front-facing elevations as well. Here are some great examples of features you and your designer can include in your floor plan to make it more interactive from every angle.Porte-Cochere

Porte-Cochere—A Porte-Cochere or portico is a covering that protrudes from the entrance of the home, allowing vehicles to pass under it as well as creating extended overhead protection for visitors and guests. Including a portico in a design’s front elevation can add a unique element to the overall look that is both distinct and useful.

Front PorchFront Patios—Whether it is a small front deck for sitting outside in quiet reflection with a good book, or a large patio for sitting and catching up with friends, including a porch or deck to your design’s front-facing elevation can offer great extensions in your livable square footage.

Breakfast or Reading Nooks—Many wood homes are oriented on their site for a specific purpose, for many it is so that the home’s communal spaces can witness the best views, while others may have their home oriented for energy efficiency purposes. Perhaps your home’s layout is designed so that you can watch the sunset out of your great room window every day, why not include a breakfast or reading nook on the front-facing side to catch those early morning rays as the sun rises as well?Balcony

Balconies—The amount of interaction available for your home’s front-facing side does not have to be limited to the main floor. Consider extending these spaces to the upper levels as well with balconies or a series of gables or dormers. Collaborate with your designer on what options would work best with your overall design.

There are many other options for creating a layout for your home that is completely interactive, from unique landscaping designs to balconies. Speak with your designer today on what modifications you can make to your design.