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5 Unique Designs

Monday, March 14th, 2016

As you search through hundreds of log and timber floor plans, you may find that many of them will start to look very similar.  In an effort to get your creative juices flowing, here are some of our most creative and “out of the log home box” designs:

The Cascade

The Cascade is not your typical timber frame design.  With tall timber framed windows that help to hold up the angled timber beams in the roof, this plan really makes a statement. The Cascade concept was inspired by modern Northwestern architecture and provides a great example of how timber frame home design can be pushed outside traditional boundaries.

The Chaumont

The growing trend in mountain style design has been to incorporate many textures and elements into the design of the home.  The Chaumont illustrates how a design can combine square log walls, timber framing, vertical siding, and stone to create a unique living space.

The Targhee


Modern lines and use of large windows is evident, however the incorporation of weathered siding and chinking add a rustic flair.  This is the kind of design that could easily be found in a resort town or development, as it effortlessly blends old and new.

The Upland Retreat


There are many aspects of the Upland Retreat design that could inspire your home: the curved entryway with metal roof; the combination of handcrafted log walls and custom timber frame trusses; or the glass walls that open to the patio.  If you are looking for unique design and one-of-a-kind homes, this is a great place to start.

The Washington Harbor


When thinking about the design of your home, don’t forget to think about the opportunities that outdoor living space can provide.  The Washington Harbor adds actual space to its layout by incorporating a large, covered outdoor space.  The outdoor living room and kitchen are completely covered and have their own built-in fireplace.  Entry is gained from the home through a glass Nana Wall system, while natural light filters down through the clerestory windows.  Outdoor living at its best!

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Crested Butte

Monday, September 14th, 2015

3,055 square feet, 637 sq. ft. Garage, 1,444 sq ft Decks and Patios 

Crested Butte Hybrid Log and Timber Frame Home
This award winning design concept has inspired many log and timber frame homes. Let’s take a look at the features that make the Crested Butte such a popular floor plan.

Crested Butte Structure Sample Construction -Designed as a hybrid log and timber home with square log walls, timber posts and custom timber trusses the Crested Butte has a sophisticated look and feel.


Sample of Crested Butte Log Home Floor Plan


Size and layout – The floor plan itself has many of the most requested features in mountain style home design: an open layout, a main level master suite, a two car attached garage, a mud room and a covered back patio.


Exterior features -A mix of materials, scissor timber trusses, and rooflines make up the Crested Butte’s front elevation. The turret staircase adds additional architectural interest to this showstopping mountain design.

Home inspired by the Crested Butte Log home and timber frame floor plan
Many custom homes, like the one shown, have been built using the Crested Butte as inspiration. To explore the plan in more depth, including additional photos of finished homes, visit the PrecisionCraft website.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Cascade

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

2,675 Square Feet, 1,342 Sq Ft Decks and Patios

The Cascade design utilizes a variety of angles and shapes to create a memorable, modern timber frame home.   Floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide light to the entire home and a view from every room. The flow between the great room and covered porch is conducive to an indoor outdoor lifestyle, and can be opened up a large bi-fold glass door. See the Cascade’s layout.

The Cascade is part of PrecisionCraft’s Mountain Modern Design Collection.


Floor Plan Spotlight: The Buffalo Creek

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

8,067  Sq. Ft, 1,219 Sq. Ft. Garage, 1,100 Sq. Ft. Decks & Patios


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PrecisionCraft’s newest design concept, The Buffalo Creek, combines authentic handcrafted log walls and heavy timber frame truss work to create a Western look and feel.

Designed for a stepped lot, the home flows with the natural slope of the land and places its main entrance and view capturing windows on the same side.

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The plan’s expanded master suite, located on the second floor, takes advantage of the view with personal access to a covered deck, with fireplace.

At over 8,000 square feet the Buffalo Creek also provides ample space for entertaining; the second floor has a large great room, gourmet kitchen and guest suite.  Downstairs there is a rec room, and two additional bedrooms.

Explore the floor plan at

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Truckee

Wednesday, 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.

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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.