August 27th, 2014
When you imagine a log home or a log cabin, you may assume that the walls will be composed of logs stacked on top of each other. However, this is not always true. Post and beam log homes utilize the same logs to create the skeleton of the home, while the walls are conventionally framed or use SIPs.
The Truckee design was conceived using this log post and beam construction method, but it still possesses the spirit and charm of a full log home. This floor plan can also be modified to have full log walls or to use timber frame.
This popular single level log cabin floor plan separates the private spaces of the home from the public areas with a hallway. An open patio, accessible from the great room and the master suite, completes this rustic log cabin design.
Explore the Truckee Floor Plan on PrecisionCraft’s website.
July 23rd, 2014
The Fall Issue of Rustic Architecture digital magazine is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Android and Windows 8. Explore a Texas timber frame home, a Maine log home, and a hybrid log and timber home in New Jersey. Other articles include information about Sloped Lots, Basements, Countertops and much more that will inspire your mountain style home design. Download today!
You may also enjoy reading Elegant Wood Homes, a digital publication focusing on the architecture of modern timber frame homes. The latest issue includes articles about stairs, covered bridges, a timber frame home influenced by Japanese design and more information about how you can make your interior spaces special. Subscribe today to receive a full year of Elegant Wood Homes.
June 19th, 2014
3,052 Livable Square Feet, 860 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios
Reminiscent of iconic log cabins, this classic design incorporates full log walls with beaver-toothed corners. However, this log home’s floor plan is much more dynamic than the square cabins of the past.
A covered porch wraps around the home, forming a deck for the great room and dining room. The main floor includes a spacious master suite, kitchen with breakfast bar and a two-car attached garage.
The second floor is comprised of a loft that overlooks the great room and three bedrooms. While two of the bedrooms share a bath, the fourth bedroom of this home has the potential to act as a guest or second master suite.
View the detailed design concept and basic floor plan on PrecisionCraft.com.
May 20th, 2014
3,075 Livable Square Feet, 750 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios
This traditional log home design has the aesthetics of a rustic cabin with a modern layout. A two-story glass prow creates a vaulted great room that flows into the dining room and kitchen.
The master suite, separated from the main living area, includes a spacious bath, walk-in-closet, and personal access to the back deck. Upstairs, a loft separates two bedroom balcony suites, ideal for children and guests.
Visit PrecisionCraft.com to see the layout, examples of how past clients have altered the plan and photos of homes based on this design.
April 25th, 2014
The newest issue of this digitally interactive magazine features three articles about different log and timber homes. Swipe your way through pictures of a handcrafted log home in Idaho, a hybrid log and timber frame home built in Wisconsin or a milled log home near Washington D.C. As you read about each house, interactive features, like floor plan pop ups and videos, give insight into the home’s design. This issue also includes articles on log and timber post placement, trends in finishes and much more.
So, sit back and enjoy the newest issue of Rustic Architecture, now available on touch devices such as tablets and smart phones. Subscribe today!