Log House Plans
About Log House Plans & Log Home Floor Plans...
Ranging from a woodsy hunting or fishing cabin to a luxurious residence fill with elegant features, Log Home plans are one of the most versatile home designs available today. They are reminiscent of the log cabins built by pioneers who settled the American frontier during westward expansion. During this notable time in American history, log homes were a simple source of shelter that could be constructed quickly with logs from native trees. Near the end of the 20th century, these homes gained popularity once again offering a rustic alternative to today’s familiar and customary housing options. Log home plans of today are primarily made with pine logs or materials made to look like logs. True log homes are constructed from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber, similar to the log cabins that once dotted the frontier. The designs in this collection include everything from Cabin plans to Luxury house plans. They are simply sold as construction blueprints as opposed to log home kits.
Log house plans are designed to blend with natural surroundings and are often built on lots with scenic views. Many incorporate large prows which accommodate plenty of large, floor-to-ceiling windows strategically positioned to capture panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Other recognizable features of log homes that contribute to their rustic look and feel include wooden decks, inviting covered porches, dormer windows, stone chimneys and metal roofs. Typical log home floor plans showcase open living areas, vaulted ceilings, a radiant fireplace and exposed interior logs. And an added bonus – these homes are environmentally friendly. Logs are a renewable resource and their thermal characteristics generally exceed the minimum energy efficiency code requirements making log cabin floor plans and log homes an earth-conscious substitute for common house plans. Present day log homes are designed to provide the relaxation and comfort of a country home while delivering a sense of living hand-in-hand with nature. They can be one or two stories and range in size offering just the basics or spacious rooms and lavish, modern features. There are numerous styles available including Vacation house plans, Mountain retreats, and Waterfront homes.