PrecisionCraft’s Latest Campaign: Alternate Views

November 7th, 2013

For years, PrecisionCraft’s realistic and detailed renderings have brought floor plan concepts to life for clients searching for the perfect design. While every client will resonate differently with each concept we display, we know that sometimes a plan can get overlooked simply based on perspective. As a result, we will be taking a fresh look at a few plans every month that may not have made it on your list of favorites to begin with. This month we focused on different viewpoints of three Appalachian style designs. Check out the newsletter now and see if you can recognize these plans by their alternate angles.

This is just the first installation in the Alternate Views campaign, so make sure to sign up to receive the rest of the series by email now.

Introducing Rustic Architecture Magazine

October 1st, 2013

We are very proud to introduce our new digital interactive magazine, Rustic Architecture.

In this ever-changing digital world, we wanted to get ahead of the curve and meet the growing demand for tablet-specific content. As a result, we created Rustic Architecture, one of the first in digital magazines that offers completely interactive content — from advertising to floorplan galleries to map exploration and much more!

The magazine will also feature exclusive stories and breathtaking pictures from some of our most exciting homes, as well as informative articles about design, building and energy efficiency.

For a limited time, we are offering the first issue of the magazine, which has over 50 pages of content, for only $2.99! In the next two weeks, the price will go up to its normal $3.99 per issue price. So order today: http://www.rusticarchitecture.com/

Rustic Architecture Fall 2013 Issue Cover

 

 

Please note that this magazine is only available digitally via a tablet or smart phone.

Modifying Rustic Luxury™: The Telluride

September 12th, 2013

Browsing through PrecisionCraft’s floor plan concepts, couples will find a wide variety of style ideas; from Adirondack to French Country, handcrafted to timber frame, and sprawling log home to cozy cabin. Much like the different styles and plans, our clients also come to us from various backgrounds, each desiring unique floor plans for their lifestyle. Today we look at the Telluride, and how it was modified to fit a client’s specific project goals.

The Telluride

The Telluride concept was designed as part of PrecisionCraft’s line of Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins. The designs within this line were created to showcase how homeowners could still achieve the creative mountain-style look they were searching for, but at a more intimate square footage.

Comprised of milled walls, large handcrafted posts, and stone, the Telluride’s western style exterior creates a rugged cabin look that is perfect for a mountain retreat. At a little over 1,500 square feet, the floor plan has two full master suites within a more intimate layout without the feeling of crowding.

The Modified Telluride

Building on a lakefront property in Montezuma, Iowa, this client worked with M.T.N Design to retain the rugged look of the Telluride’s exterior as well as the interior layout. However, they added nearly 1,000 square feet of unfinished basement to the design. When complete, the basement will hold an additional bedroom suite as well as extra communal living space for visiting guests.

 

To learn more about the Telluride and other cabin style plans, visit our Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins page.

Four Inspiring Outdoor Living Structures

August 15th, 2013

For many people, their log or timber home is a place where they can escape from everyday life, and enjoy views of their property. Because of this, many clients who are building or have already built their dream home will choose to include custom outdoor living structures. Here are four completed spaces by TimberScape Outdoor Living Structures—a company that prides itself on creating stylish, custom outdoor spaces.

Log Bungalow in Connecticut

This Bungalow design was built to compliment an existing home near central Connecticut. Blending the natural look of log and stone with the industrial feel of iron braces and tension rods, the structure creates a unique outdoor experience for the family and friends.

A Haiti Trailwind

The unique beauty of TimberScape’s designs has been seen across North America, and even as far as Haiti. The Trailwind features a split design that allows room for multiple spaces like a dining, sitting, and kitchen area. Its notched timber posts and detailed braces compliment the exotic ecosystem of Haiti perfectly.

A Timber Frame Sienna Breeze

The Sienna Breeze’s heavy timber beams, crisscrossed by custom barrel trusses create a presence that enhances the look and feel of this backyard space. As a gazebo-like structure, it is great for adding that extra bit of shaded space for enjoying a summer barbeque with the neighbors.

A Custom Pergola

For many clients, creating an outdoor structure that flows with and compliments their home’s design might mean that a completely custom outdoor structure is required. For this Montana couple, they wanted their outdoor area to match the western style of their log and timber home. This custom pergola uses stout timber posts and a cross-hatched timber beam roof to create the open, airy design they were looking for.

 

For more information about TimberScape Outdoor Structures, including design concepts and a photo gallery, visit: http://www.timberscape.com/

Tour this Handcrafted Log Cabin Home: PrecisionCraft’s Inspired Living

August 5th, 2013

 Rustic Charm Meets Luxury StyleInspired Living: Handcrafted Log Cabin Home

Log home enthusiasts worldwide will love PrecisionCraft’s final Inspired Living story.  With a 360 degree view of the Lemhi Range, access to Idaho’s finest rivers and headwaters, and a style reminiscent of an old mining town, this handcrafted log cabin home blends modern design with true rustic living!

View from a Handcrafted Log Cabin Home  Handcrafted Log Home Bedroom  Inspired Living Handcrafted Log Home Story

Over the past few months, PrecisionCraft has presented its Inspired Living stories, real life examples of clients turning Mountain Architects’ design concepts into extraordinary log homes. This month, PrecisionCraft takes you on a tour of its final Inspired Living home, a beautiful handcrafted log cabin home nestled in the Lemhi Range just outside Mackay, Idaho. Get the full story behind this rustic log cabin home.

Find more design inspiration in PrecisionCraft’s award winning Log Home Plans Gallery.  Here you will find PrecisionCraft’s featured Client Variations; examples of how their clients have taken a Mountain Architects’ plan and customized it to make it their own.  Now that’s Inspired Living!