Tag Archive 'Log House Plans'

Jun 22 2011

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Featured Log House Plan Designed for a Mountain View – The House Plan Shop

Log Home Plans 051L-0009If you are dreaming of rustic comfort in the mountains or near your favorite lake, this log house plan delivers comfortable living designed for a view. The log exterior blends nicely with natural surroundings, making it well suited for wooded lots. Special elements like the sweeping deck and floor to ceiling windows encourage the enjoyment of nature. Just imagine stargazing on the deck with your loved one or listening to crickets and owls call after the sun has set. Now take a look at the floor plan. Stepping in from the covered from porch, the entry greets all with stunning views through the two-story great room and out to the rear deck. This spacious room encourages conversation and family time well spent with its relaxing atmosphere, toasty wood stove and immediate connection to the great outdoors. The vaulted kitchen connects with the great room and features a cooking island and a step-saving U-shaped design for convenience. Nearby, you’ll find a storage closet/pantry, the laundry room and access to the one-car garage. Fine appointments fill the master bedroom like the walk-in closet, vaulted ceiling and deluxe bath. For the children or your guests, the second floor holds a peaceful bedroom outfitted with a full bath and walk-in closet. Don’t miss the unique vaulted loft overlooking on the great room. A splendid home for those who love the outdoors and just right for a couple who enjoy weekend guests and visits from the grandkids, this log house plan is sure to get your attention.

 

To browse more log house plans like this one, take a look at The House Plan Shop’s complete collection of log home floor plans.

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Apr 20 2011

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The House Plan Shop – Featured Log Cabin House Plan for Rustic Getaways

Log Home Plan 012L-0020Designed for woodsy getaways, this log cabin house plan is sure to please you. The structure is composed of true logs and accented with stone allowing it to blend well with the natural surroundings. An open deck encourages grilling, conversation, relaxation and the enjoyment of nature. Just imagine stargazing with your loved one after a tasty outdoor meal. Passing through double doors you’ll find a welcoming floor plan where the great room, dining area and kitchen team up creating an open and casual atmosphere in front of a crackling fireplace. Special features here include a breakfast bar, pantry and two-story ceiling with a view to the loft above. Tucked at the back of the home for privacy, the bedroom enjoys a large closet and immediate access to the full bath. The upper level loft is partitioned making it a great bunk room for the kids or friends sharing a long weekend with you amid Mother Nature’s majesty. Perhaps you’d prefer to use one portion of the loft as a sleeping area and the other portion as an office, sitting room or hobby space. The choice is yours! Note the two large storage closets, ideal for seasonal linens or fishing poles and hunting gear. No matter how you envision this log cabin home plan, you’ll appreciate its comfortable and cozy floor plan as well as its ability to accommodate a broad range of needs.

 

For more designs similar to this log cabin house plan, check out The House Plan Shop’s cabins and cottages collection and our log home floor plans.

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Mar 02 2011

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About Log Cabin House Plans – The House Plan Shop

025L-0022 Log Cabin House PlanLog cabin house plans are rooted in America’s history being built first by settlers and pioneers along the American frontier during Westward Expansion. At that time, they served as a simple source of shelter and were constructed with logs from trees native to the area. Log cabin home plans became popular again near the end of the 20th century offering a rustic alternative to modern living. Many of today’s homeowners build log cabins as a secondary residence, such as a hunting or fishing retreat or a vacation getaway. Like the log cabins of old, today’s designs are primarily built with white pine longs or logs native to the region. They showcase a rustic exterior blending well with their natural surroundings, and some may include the use of other natural materials such as stone. Cabin designs like those offered at The House Plan Shop generally offer less than 1200 square feet of living space. Due to their small size and their ability to fit into the surroundings almost anywhere, log cabin house plans are closely related to vacation homes, mountain house plans, log homes and other cabins and cottages.

 

Most log cabin floor plans are fairly simple featuring one or two bedrooms or a bedroom and a sleeping loft along with one or two baths. Typically, the kitchen is a compact design providing just the basics and the living and dining areas are combined. Occasionally log cabin house plans include a few thoughtful extras like a stackable washer and dryer unit, a fireplace and a covered porch or deck. 

 

Whether you are looking for a hunting cabin for you and your buddies, a peaceful fishing retreat near your favorite lake a vacation cabin for outdoor and adventure sporting trips, log cabins are practical, cozy and comfortable accommodating your needs no matter what they might be.

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Sep 07 2010

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What you Should Know about Log Home Floor Plans

025L-0013 Log Home PlanModern day log home floor plans have come a long way since their primitive log cabin cousins once dotted the American frontier. Today, many home owners dream of having their very own log home. For some, the rustic styling and architecture is appealing. For others, log homes are more environmentally friendly than those made of manufactured materials. Still others have their own unique reasons for wanting to build a log house. If you are considering building a log home, take some time to review these thoughts covering a broad range of topics from energy efficiency to décor. Then, browse The House Plan Shop’s extensive collection of floor plans ranging from log cabin floor plans to robust dream log homes. 

 

·         Today’s log homes are generally comfortable and spacious, sometimes elegant. Those of the 1800s reflected the hardships of life on the North American frontier.

·         Log homes are built with natural materials including logs and stone that allow the home to blend seamlessly with nature and the surrounding landscape.

·         Log house plans encourage the enjoyment of nature and often incorporate decks, screened porches and large windows for taking in the sights and sounds of nature.

·         They are typically built on wooded lots and properties with natural views.

·         Log homes are often built to enjoy surrounding natural beauty, so skip the window treatments and let nature spill inside. If you absolutely must have window coverings, consider built-in blinds and simple cornices that will not detract from or block stunning views.

·         Consider energy costs before purchasing a floor plan. Choosing a log home plan with fewer intricate or special design features, such as two-story ceilings, will reduce energy costs.

·         Log home designs with a simple roofline and few corners and angles will reduce material and construction costs.

·         Log home floor plans with smaller square footages and efficiently divided rooms are more economical to build.

·         Log homes require regular maintenance to protect the logs and ensure structural integrity.

·         Natural décor and furnishings enhance the rustic living experience of a log home such as wood furnishings and log furniture, antler chandeliers, stone fireplaces, wood flooring and woven rugs.

·         Accent your furniture with various textures such as a leather pillow, a cedar chest or wool throw blanket.

·         Natural decorating themes are common in log homes such as wildlife, pinecones and water.

·         These homes offer all the modern day amenities of traditional houses from walk-in closets and gourmet kitchens to private master baths.

·         Log home plans offer a distinguished look far from the cookie-cutter homes predominant in most neighborhoods.

·         Log house are mighty, sturdy and enduring – timeless when compared to today’s trendy building and decorating fads.

·         If you’re not quite sure if a log home is for you, consider staying in a vacation rental for a couple of nights such as a long weekend to experience what it is like to live in a log house.

 

Taking time to consider various aspects of log house plans and log home living will help you decide of what size and style log home will be right for you.

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