A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Take a moment to review a selection of images
from some of our many custom log homes and post and beam homes. While we don't sell the plans for these homes,
we can certainly design a log home, a post and beam home, a timber frame home, or a conventional home inspired by any of these homes. Simply click through the slide
show and enjoy!
Exteriors - The Balance and Proportion of Inspired Forms
Too often, homes are designed from the floor
plan up. A plan is conceived and an attempt is made to put a roof
over it. Sometimes it works, but other times the result is
imbalanced, and in many cases downright problematic: oversized or
undersized dormers, chimneys in the middle of valleys, roofs shedding
snow into awkward areas.
By working in three dimensions from the outset,
we not only work on floor plan relationships that are logical and
functional, but we conceive the entire architecture of your log, post and beam,
or timber home as a coherent whole. We use roof pitches that make
sense for the home and the building site. We strive to balance elements
in proportion with each other and with the whole. We make sure that
the design not only works inside, but is inspiring to view—from
all angles. We want you to be filled with gratitude and awe every
time you drive up the driveway. Our goal is to create log and timber architecture
that continues to inspire you for a lifetime.
Interiors - Balancing Function and Creativity
Logs and timbers are blessed with their own unique
character. By choosing log sizes that are proportionate to the role
they are to fulfill, and by using them judiciously in interior spaces,
we can design rooms that not only meet the functional needs of your
family, but possess an inherent timeless beauty.
Log homes have often been criticized for being
dark and uninviting inside, or for being incompatible with modern
living concepts. Long ago, we set out to blow away these old myths
and create log and timber interiors that have both a rustic character
and a bright and contemporary feel—a style we call "rustic
contemporary." Log architecture can be both timeless and flexible,
traditional and eclectic. It can mix modern materials and character
logs, whether it is spacious great room, an open kitchen design, or an luxurious master bathroom.
Not all of the log home interiors we design are for everybody,
but we make sure the log home we design for you meets your unique
Post and Beam
- Flexible Planning and Inspired
In some ways, logs and heavy timber lend themselves
most naturally to post and beam homes. The flexible floor planning
and large spans they allow result in a log home architecture
that truly stretch one's imagination. The often limiting geometry
of simple rectangular forms gives rise to an unlimited variety of circular and and other
geometric configurations in both the floor planning and the vertical
execution of your home.
Blending the beauty of full round logs with
more traditional timber joinery truly yields some beautiful unique forms.
We have been very lucky to work with clients who celebrated us "thinking
outside the box." We have even leaned walls out at angles to
create unique spaces. By using logs as posts, we have been able to
place one-of-a-kind character logs in special places in the home that
inspire both the occupants and visitors day after day. Post and beam
log and timber homes also create opportunities for trees and branches
that are bent or twisted to be used in creative ways and for log artisans
to truly show their craft.