Featured Plan – The Washington Harbor

June 16th, 2010

Summer is finally here, and people are spending more time outdoors.  The Washington Harbor is a design that is perfect for melding indoor and outdoor living.  M.T.N Design created this home with two clerestory windows to allow in optimal natural light.  The outdoor living space is complete with outdoor kitchen, covered patio and a dual sided fireplace.  The space allows you to entertain family and friends and easily transitions into the the living room when you open up the Nana wall.

Washington Harbor Log Home Design

The single level design flows from the large entry to the open living areas.  With a master suite and two additional bedrooms, friends and family can stay and enjoy this home with you.

As with all of our homes customize the Washington Harbor to fit your needs and lifestyle.  To view the Washington Harbor log home plan visit http://www.precisioncraft.com/loghomeplans/PacificNorthwest/WashingtonHarbor.html

Realizing Log Home Dreams for 20 Years

May 21st, 2010

PrecisionCraft Log Homes is celebrating twenty years in the log home industry today. Since its founding on May 21, 1990, PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes has worked diligently to realize thousands of log home dreams by maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction, delivering creative design, product quality and construction solutions. In doing so, PrecisionCraft redefined what a custom mountain home is, challenging other companies within the industry to think outside the standard “kit” framework by providing a Total Log Homes Solution, instead of just a log or timber package.

“Over the last twenty years, PrecisionCraft has remained strong, even with the many changes in the economic climate,” said Jim Young, President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame. “Our success is directly attributable to our unified focus on the customer. From offering the industry’s most innovative and complete home building solution to housing a knowledgeable, cutting-edge and service-focused team, PrecisionCraft continues to set the bar in the log and timber home industry.”

PrecisionCraft’s Log Homes & Timber Frame Homes

Where Do You Plan to Build Your Log Home? PrecisionCraft is There!

May 4th, 2010

PrecisionCraft Log Homes Maps its Experience

PrecisionCraft’s custom log homes can be found all over the United States, in Canada and abroad. From a rustic log cabin home in Pennsylvania to an impressive timber frame home in Colorado, PrecisionCraft’s experience extends beyond high quality products and award-winning designs; these beautiful homes can be found across the United States amid majestic ridge-lines, lively lakes, and rolling foothills.  PrecisionCraft’s clients greatly value the company’s depth and range of experience. Learn more about PrecisionCraft’s experience designing and building log homes below:

Custom Homes Video: View this log home video highlighting eight of PrecisionCraft’s unique homes. From a spacious, timber frame home in California to a modern log home retreat amid West Virginia’s rolling foothills, this video gives you the opportunity to explore why PrecisionCraft is an award-winning log home company. Watch other log home videos in PrecisionCraft’s Log Homes Video Center.

Custom Homes Map: This map highlights PrecisionCraft’s homes across the United States. Every red dot is a custom PrecisionCraft custom home!

Log Homes by State: Explore PrecisionCraft’s experience statewide. Although every state page is not yet available, we are working to showcase our log home experience in your area! These state pages were just added this week:

Also, get a glimpse of PrecisionCraft’s design, manufacturing and build experience in these great locations:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

View these state pages, Canada and more at: http://www.precisioncraft.com/regions.html.

Design Rendezvous: Log Home Dreams Come True in Vermont

April 29th, 2010

A Vermont couple works with PrecisionCraft Log Homes and M.T.N Design to design a customized version of the Cedar Falls log home plan. This beautiful log home features an extended stone & log accented prow as well as a double-sided fireplace that warms the great room and the deck. It is a grand welcome home in Vermont!

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See more Log Home Pictures & Designs at Facebook!

New Design! The Chaumont Log Home Floor Plan

March 26th, 2010

M.T.N Design, PrecisionCraft’s design arm, announces the release of a new home design. Using the French countryside as inspiration, PrecisionCraft’s talented team of architects combine hipped roofs (also known as French Hips), narrow overhangs, delicate stonework and a mix of uniquely shaped windows, creating a one-of-a-kind design.

Custom Home Design and Floor Plan
Log Home Floor Plan with Custom Timber Frame Accents

Together, square logs, stately timber frame and stone walls create a dramatic entry. While the exterior speaks to the casual, romantic charm of traditional countryside estates, the layout is open and inviting. Get more information and explore the Chaumont’s floor plan at http://www.precisioncraft.com/loghomeplans/FrenchCountry/Chaumont.html. After viewing the Chaumont design, discover more than 100 design variations at the Log Home Plans Gallery.

Log Home Living Announces Winners of Floor Plan Design Competition

February 19th, 2010

Log Home Living announces the winners of its 12th annual Floor Plan Design competition. See all the winners in the April 2010 issue (now on newsstands).

PrecisionCraft’s Montclaire floor plan is named winner in the “Over 4,000 Sq. Ft. Category.”

“Expansive, Yet Inviting. The Montclaire plan is about more than mere size. Rather than allow the space to wander, the plan staggers and compartmentalizes rooms effectively, leaving openness where it makes sense but providing several semi-secluded niche rooms to optimize the use of the home. Highlights are the hearth room adjoining the kitchen and the sitting area of the master suite, with its own fireplace. The covered patio, also with a fireplace, is the kind of touch that enriches a larger home. In addition, the home presents a thoroughly modern look by integrating square-log walls, custom timber frame elements, eye catching stonework and shingle siding to create a balance that prevents any one building element from overwhelming.” ~Log Home Living, April 2010

2010 Design Winner: Log Home Plan | Montclaire Custom Wood Home
2010 Design Winner: Log Home Plan | Montclaire Custom Wood Home

PrecisionCraft’s custom designed home in Government Camp, Oregon is named winner in the “Energy-Efficient Design” Category.

“Livability, plus Sustainability. Submitted for LEED’s Platinum certification, the Ryan Home plan reveals the ability to design and build a full-log home that is both energy efficient and full of distinctive character and style. The rooms are grouped sensibly around the core great room, but extras like the den and bar accommodate the owner’s lifestyle. Among the green design features are extra-large roof overhangs and windows designed to let in the sun during winter and keep out the high summer sun. In addition, the home takes advantage of tight-fitting log connections and a building system that incorporates structural insulated roof panels to achieve an R-value of 52.” ~Log Home Living, April 2010

2010 Design Winner: Custom Log Home Design | Mountain Style Home | Energy Efficient
2010 Design Winner: Custom Log Home Design | Mountain Style Home

Log Homes & Design: Focus on the Kitchen

February 17th, 2010

Log Homes | Kitchen | Custom

This custom log home, recognized in Country’s Best 2009 Design Awards, features a gourmet kitchen. Here are the features that make this kitchen truly a work of art:

  • Seamless boundary between the indoor and outdoor living space.
  • Opening, glass wall that lets the outside in.
  • A convenient large pantry featuring an oven stack.
  • Open design with the kitchen flowing effortlessly to the dining area.
  • Two, separate sinks and work areas.
  • Butler’s area.
  • Expansive pantry storage positioned behind the appliances.
  • Custom interior design elements include: a concrete sink laden with pebbles, stucco walls, and tile murals.
  • Knotty alder cabinets.
  • Kitchen island finished with barn wood siding.
  • Cedar logs walls.

View our collection of log home kitchens at our Facebook Page or at our Log Home Kitchen Photo Gallery at www.PrecisionCraft.com!

Handcrafted Log Home in North Carolina – New Construction Pictures

February 11th, 2010

A North Carolina couple falls in love with PrecisionCraft’s award-winning Crested Butte floor plan. Modified to fit their land and architectural style, this handcrafted log home meets their every need. A true second home retreat.

Crested Butte Floor Plan | Modified with Handcrafted Logs
Crested Butte Log Home Floor Plan - Design by Mountain Architects

Mountain Architects – Custom Mountain Homes
Log Home Under Construction in North Carolina

Custom Designed Handcrafted Log Home | North Carolina
Modified Crested Butte - Log Home Design

Waterfront Log Home with Expansive Great Room Windows
Handcrafted Log Homes | Custom Wood Home in NC

From Design Sketches to Construction: The Blue Ridge Log Home Plan Nears Completion

February 10th, 2010

Reminiscent of the old-style cabins of our American forefathers, this Appalachian style home features beaver tooth corners, long, covered porches, warm hued stone and rustic, metal roofing. Based on the Blue Ridge floor plan, this home is a stunning mountain home retreat in Colorado. Traveling to every client’s build site, PrecisionCraft’s professional stacking crew installs the log and timber structure on the foundation. From fabrication to installation, PrecisionCraft ensures top quality and excellent structural engineering value.

Blue Ridge Log Home Plan | A Custom Log Home Design by PrecisionCraftBlue Ridge Log Home in Colorado

Appalachian Log Home in Colorado | Luxury Living & Log Homes
Custom Log Home: Appalachian Stye Homes

A Mountain House Designed by PrecisionCraft Log Homes
Custom Log Home with a Colorado Mountain View

Featured Timber Frame House: Designed for a Mountainous View

February 2nd, 2010

Many people spend years searching hundreds of different log home & timber frame floor plans; ones that showcase a specific style, layout, or size. For this Idaho couple, their search focused on finding a floor plan that would complement their build location.

In their pursuit for a floor plan that would highlight their one-of-a-kind view, Kelly and Marie fell in love with M.T.N Design’s Laurette Chateau timber frame home plan. The couple felt that the massive timber window “framed their view like a picture” while the large wraparound deck and multiple patios made outdoor living easy. See pictures of this finished timber frame home below:

Timber Frame House | Inspired by the Laurette Chateau Plan
Timber Frame House | Custom Wood Home Designed by Mountain Architects
~Custom timber frame home design by Mountain Architects

Custom Timber Frame Bar with Steel-Brushed Barn Wood
Basement Features a Custom Bar, 12-Seat Theater, Handcrafted Pool Table and More…
~Distinguished mountain architecture & design

Timber Frame Great Room: Custom Timber Frame Trusses
Great Room | Custom Timber Frame Trusses | Mountain Home
~State-of-the-art log & timber manufacturing techniques ensure top structural value for your home.

Timber Frame Home Designed for a Beautiful, Mountain View
Mountain View from a Custom Timber Frame Home
~Learn more about the custom log home design process.

Log Home Under Construction in Pennsylvania – Caribou as a Milled Log Home

January 28th, 2010

Amid the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, this log home is a variation of PrecisionCraft’s most popular plan and rendering – the Caribou Log Home Plan. This Pennsylvania home was modified to include a basement and to accommodate a sloping lot. Still under construction, this custom log home incorporates distinctive stone work, milled logs, character logs, and expansive windows. Truly a natural wonder!

Log Home in Pennsylvania Inspired by the Caribou Log Home Plan
Custom Caribou Log Home, a Mountain Home Retreat

Wood Design, A Classic Log Home – Custom Log Home Design
Back View of this Milled Log Home

View more pictures of this log home on Facebook and see the process unfold from design through construction: http://www.facebook.com/#/album.php?aid=142758&id=75290931938&ref=mf

Lakeview Log Homes

January 8th, 2010

Lakeside Log Cabin Home
Classic Log Homes & Lakeside Living

Moose, pronghorn antelope, wolves, osprey and more enjoy the great watering hole found on the shores of Henry’s Lake. Mesmerized by theater-like views of the surrounding wildlife, Doug and Kristin make it a daily endeavor to enjoy the great outdoors from their home in the mountains. Several outdoor seating areas, private balconies, an expansive deck off the main level, and magnificent walls of glass surrender beautiful, uninterrupted views of the lake and mountains. With intimate living spaces and abundant views out, Doug and Kristin have redefined lakefront living with a beautiful log home.

Even with its focus on the outdoors, Doug and Kristin’s log home is completely functional. The master bedroom is located on the main level of the home and each guest bedroom features its own full bath and private access to the outdoors.  Fashioned with a Western, rustic décor, Doug and Kristin’s cabin retreat is adorned with Navajo blankets, heavy wood furniture and custom designed, antler lighting.

Doug and Kristen’s home was inspired by PrecisionCraft’s Tahoe log home plan.

Log Home Great Room
Spectacular View from the Log Home Great Room

Dreamy Log Cabins: Custom Log Home in Idaho

December 21st, 2009

This dreamy cabin, built at Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho, represents the classic, rugged beauty of Idaho’s backcountry. Complimented with modern styling, this log and timber frame cabin is truly a marvel inside and out.

Snow-Covered Log Cabin Home: Entry
Snow-Covered Log Cabin Home Created by the award-winning team PrecisionCraft Homes & Timber Frame and sister company, M.T.N Design, the snow covered retreat, named the Eagle’s Nest, has created quite the “buzz” in the log home community winning awards from the Building Systems Councils and many accolades from log cabin enthusiasts worldwide.

The Eagle’s Nest log home plan boasts a unique design, driven by a unique build site. “The sloping lot nestled against the mountainside at Tamarack Resort demanded a design that was long and narrow,” says designer Matt Franklin, who works at M.T.N Design. “Though the design is intricate with various angles and bump outs, there are few steps in the roofline and limited level changes, making the home work beautifully with its surroundings.”

Eagle’s Nest Log Home: Custom Designed for Narrow Build Site
Side View of Rustic Log Cabin Home

The intricate design of the Eagle’s Nest makes this home a true, dream cabin showcase. With an open layout, private sleeping quarters and a cozy outdoor living area, the Eagle’s Nest, according to respected team at Log Home Living, “turns the familiar log home tune into a chorus of hallelujahs.”

The layout of the Eagle’s Nest is not the only distinguishing feature inspiring the singing of hallelujahs. Artfully designed timber frame trusses and heavily adzed, square log walls are complimented with the elegance of modern finishes making this home the only one of its kind.

The kitchen comes to life with its custom, knotty alder cabinets. Distressed and glazed, the euro style cabinets magnify the warm hue of the timbers and compliment the granite counter-tops and travertine backslash.

Custom Log Cabin Home: Kitchen
Eagle’s Nest Kitchen

Beautiful hardwood floors, manufactured from wood salvaged from an old bridge in Utah line the kitchen, dining room and great room. The entry, mud room and powder room boast heated slate tile flooring with custom tile rugs.

The two-sided, wood burning fireplace adds to the cabin appeal with its cozy charm. Enjoyed from the great room or the outdoor living area, the fireplace commands attention with its natural stone quarried in Montana.

Log Home Great Room: Featuring Handcrafted Timbers and Square, Milled Log Walls
Great Room Eagle’s Nest Log Home

Recognized for its focus on mountain style architecture, the award winning team at PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame and M.T.N Design has custom designed thousands of log homes and cabins worldwide bringing them to life using the industry’s only Design Build Best Cost program.

A Luxury Timber Frame Home Designed to Entertain

December 14th, 2009

Cabin Entry

Charlie and Lauren realized their mountain style home amid the beautiful scenery and quiet comfort of Lake Pend Oreille. Known as Idaho’s most magnificent lake, Lake Pend Oreille is one of the few places worthy of this brilliantly crafted timber frame cabin; it is simply breathtaking with its glass prow design and cathedral ceilings.

With entertainment at the heart of their home’s design, Charlie and Lauren Bisbee worked with PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame and sister company, M.T.N Design to create a home perfect for hosting guests.  The indoor pool, complete with a waterfall, cozy movie theater and artfully designed bar make entertaining easy and fun. With a little extra planning and careful thought, M.T.N Design was able to create a design that would function to entertain while also create an environment conducive to enjoying the great outdoors and finding time to relax.

Timber Frame House: Designed to Entertain
Bar and Theater for Entertaining Guests

Although larger in size than a traditional cabin, Charlie and Lauren’s timber frame home is their cabin retreat; a place where they can come together with family and friends. With an open design, the kitchen allows the couple to interact with their guests, creating a spirit of togetherness. The great room also invites its guests in with a large stone fireplace and comfortable seating area. Venetian plastered walls, mocha colored timbers and warm stucco hues add character and also create an ambiance that is pleasant and welcoming.

Timber Frame Home Kitchen: Open Design
Kitchen in Custom Timber Frame Home

When family and friends are not the focus, the reading area in the loft is an ideal place to cozy up with a good book or simply enjoy a splendid view of the majestic lake, perfectly framed by a custom, arched barrel truss. In addition, the home’s multiple decks provide ample opportunity for enjoying the great outdoors.

Loft Features Custom Timber Frame: A Unique Arched Barrel Truss
Loft View - Luxury Timber Frame Homes

Often times, couples like Charlie and Lauren fall in love with a company because of a particular log home plan, design, or a company’s distinctive architectural focus. Other times, couples are passionate about the building process looking for the safest path to realize their dream home. Together, PrecisionCraft and M.T.N Design provide the best of both worlds. This artistic duo has the reputation of bringing award-winning log home designs to life using the industry’s only complete Design Build program, saving clients time, effort, and money. Learn more at www.PrecisionCraft.com.

Wood River Log Home Plan Comes to Life in Alberta, Canada

November 25th, 2009

PrecisionCraft’s Wood River Log Home Plan features a unique combination of log and timber frame. This customized version takes shape at a beautiful build site in Alberta, Canada.

Rear View: Wood River Log Home Floor Plan Constructed in Alberta, Canada
Back View of the Wood River Floor Plan in Construction

Front View: Wood River Log Home Plan Built in Alberta, Canada
Building Timber Frame & Log Homes: PrecisionCraft’s Wood River Log Home Plan

Great Room Features Breathtaking Timber Frame Trusses Wood River Log Home Plan by PrecisionCraft - Great Room