PrecisionCraft and Mountain Architects receive top recognition in the 2009 Log Homes Design Awards! Hosted by Country’s Best, the contest’s judges included the magazine’s editors and contributors. “We thought we’d pack this, our first annual Country’s Best Log Homes Design Awards, with page after page of the most stellar designs the log home industry has to offer,” said the magazine editors.
There were ten categories ranging from Best Staircase Design to Best Master Suite. Take a look at these five “stellar” floor plans, designed by Mountain Architects, that took center stage in this year’s design contest.
Best Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet: The Trailside Log Home Plan
“Sometimes an expansive floor plan can make a home feel more like a museum, but that’s not the case here. Atmosphere-inducing design details create a cozy feel, even with a large footprint.”
“Although the multiple living spaces were designed for a specific purpose, the rooms were laid out in a way that creates an overall plan that flows seamlessly, making the home easy to navigate.” Get a closer look at the Trailside floor plan.
Best Use of Exterior Space: The Washington Harbor Log Home Plan
A single level with lots of character, the Washington Harbor was designed specifically to blend in with its surroundings. The design is drawn at 2,366 sq.ft. Here is what the judges loved most about this custom design:
“Walk out of this timber-heavy design and you’re instantly greeted by a sprawling patio, designed to take advantage of your gorgeous setting.”
“This outdoor living space combines the best aspects of an indoor great room with the open air of outside. Access to this amazing space is gained through the large NanaWall system, which . . . creates a seamless transition from the indoors out.” Close up of the Washington Harbor log home floor plan.
Most Creative Log Home Master Bedroom Suite: The Rockpoint Floor Plan (Modification)
Designed as a milled log home, the Rockpoint is a popular plan. Using the original design as inspiration, the homeowners modified the plan to get this award-winning master suite. Here is what the judges had to say:
“An arched entryway to the bedroom adds dramatic flair to this setting, as does the vaulted ceiling. Private entry to a covered porch with a view completes the five-star hotel effect.”
“Adjacent to the entry hallway—which gives it a presidential-suite feel—a private, bay-window-encased nook can contain the perfect sitting room or walk-in closet.” See the original Rockpoint design.
Other Plans by Mountain Architects Recognized
Multi-Level Log Home Plan: The Hidden Creek Floor Plan
See if the Hidden Creek is your idea of the best multi-level mountain style floor plan.
Most Creative Kitchen: The Hermosa Vista Log Home Plan (Modification)
The Hermosa Vista has a kitchen that flows from the formal dining area and out onto the patio, through the innovative NanaWall™ window. A convenient large pantry with extra oven is the envy of most amateur chefs.
See the entire Hermosa Vista floor plan. Let it inspire your own ideas of perfection.