Jaw-dropping interior of a dream lodge (11 HQ pictures)
This dream lodge that can be found in Montana. It was made by Pearsons Design Group to showcase their inventive and creative spirits. This well-crafted work of art does not only demonstrates originality, it also displays a balance between collaborative work and architectural intellect. Calling its interior magnificent is an understatement. The house emanates elegance and intricacy. The entirety of the house is a combination of stone, glass, and wood. Before even entering the house, an odd looking chair will welcome you. This chair enhances the beauty of the porch especially with the fur sitting on it. The front door doesn’t open inward nor outward, it rotates. Brilliant, isn’t it? There are bone wall decorations, too. The glass wall lets ample sunlight to keep the room well-lit during the day. It has a living room with huge couches, a wooden center table, a fur carpet, and a fireplace. It even has a swing inside! This lodge also has a dining place with a spectacular outside view and a fireplace. On the next level, there’s a gaming area with a bar, a billiard set, and a wooden table. It’s a perfect place for boy’s night. The bedroom has an enormous bed, […]
Fancy take on a rustic log house – must-see (19 HQ pictures)
This fancy rustic log house was designed by Miller Architects, LTD. It is located in a secluded area of forest service in Big Sky, Montana with the size of 3, 500 sq. ft; Because of its location, it is completely off the grid, utilizing only solar array panels as the source of electrical power for the whole house. This house is huge in size and can accommodate large families. This stunning log house offers three masters suites and two bunk rooms, which all have a rustic yet cozy ambiance. Most furniture pieces in this house are also wooden. The owner has had a high maintenance done to retain the grandeur of the house. There is also a large screened porch that you can have a small nook while enjoying a cup of coffee every morning. This fancy cabin can also be a vacation place for families who want to spend a day or two away from their hectic schedule. Its peaceful surroundings can free you from the stressful busy streets of the city. Not only that but owners can also set a family gathering in which their children, grandchildren, and extended family can strengthen their close family ties. There […]
Gorgeous Timber Frame Custom Mountain Home (17 HQ Pictures)
This gorgeous custom-made timber frame home is located on a mountaintop, which gives it a great view from the surroundings, even from the inside of the house. It has 5168 square foot area, with a 576 square foot area of the garage, and the remaining 4592 as the house itself. This house is made by Mountain Log Homes of Colorado. The contractor used Woodhouse Authentic Post and Beam Timber Frame Construction materials. It has an energy efficient SIP Panel Roof and Walls. The house has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Great for a large-scale family and their relatives. It has a porch wherein people can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain. The house is equipped with a fireplace in case it gets cold and cozy. The bed bunk is situated beside a window with a truly spectacular view. The very spacious kitchen area is equipped with standardized and high-quality appliances. A wine bar is situated on the right corner of the kitchen. The house has well-ventilated and well-lighted shower rooms, and the parking area is spacious enough to accommodate vehicles. The architectural design of the ceiling is superb, and the old-fashioned chandelier makes it look even more gorgeous. […]
Outstanding Timber Home w/ High Ceilings (11 HQ Pictures)
If the conventional house structure no longer appeals to you, this outstanding timber home will hopefully meet your standards. The location of the house alone makes it a winner, as earth and water integrate seamlessly to give you the best views. Tall and lush trees surround the property while the nearby lake adds to its value. There’s a stunning pool area where you can swim to your heart’s content while enjoying the view of the lake and there’s a separate garage house built nearby that will give you extra space if you need it. The house is not as huge as it looks, but Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, the contractor of the house, has made a brilliant masterpiece out of it. The living room has no center table, which makes it look even more spacious, though you can certainly add one if you like; a small rectangular center table would look great! The living room has a small stone fireplace that will warm you up at night and the kitchen area is a mix of dark brown and stained woods. Its beautiful center counters are also a great choice to maximize the limited space while adding a hint of personality […]
On-lake-shore home with amazing view – everyone’s dream (15 HQ pictures)
This rustic-style cabin sitting on a lakeshore with unparalleled scenery is a work of art by none other than Dan Joseph Architects. This mountain cabin could be a perfect haven for your dream getaway, considering the master plan and site development it sits on. Imagine waking up to this paradise surrounded by nature and a fresh breeze of the air near a lake. The entire development is said to include the rustic cabin 1800 square feet in size, horse barn, and the three-story primary residence for the owner. It is a very invigorating feeling indeed to live at such kind of abode but what is even more interesting is that this rustic cabin is more than just a nice cozy house you could live in as it is certified to be a LEED Platinum structure. Now, what are structures bestowed with such title? Known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, buildings certified as LEED by US Green Building Council (USGBC) are considered sustainable buildings that only have minimal practices and elements harming the environment. From materials used and construction processes to building operations upon completion, the LEED structures are considered pro-nature unlike most of the constructed buildings nowadays. With […]
Beautiful Timber Home, plus a Peek at the Construction Process!
This beautiful timber home is the answer to those who enjoy being in the wilderness and living in a nature type of environment. This beautiful timber home made by Custom Timber Log Homes is the perfect match for nature lovers. It is the perfect example of a luxury cabin in the woods. In the outside, there are two potted plants that surround the entrance of the cabin. This adds to the overall design of the cabin along with the trees that can be found around the area. A sneak peek at the construction shows the lumber being used for the building of the house. The timber used are all high-quality to ensure the durability of the home so that not even the harshest of weather conditions can’t bring the house down. As for the interior, a classy design can be seen here. First of all the living room gives off a very cozy feeling because of the furniture used and the fireplace. The fireplace is the coziest accessory in the living room. At the top of the fireplace are antlers that add to the entire nature-like design of the whole house. Between the antlers and the fireplace lies a very […]
Beautiful Ranch Home Made with Timber!
Riverbend Timber Framing has come with another amazing timber home for you. This 6,536 sq ft home is not your ordinary ranch house. The house is a mixture of country and modern exterior that you should definitely check out. From the outside, the house looks magnificent in brown. It is adorned with large windows and an open deck. The deck is well-supported with brick and wooden pillars. The house has an adjacent two-door garage that can fit three vehicles. You will also be surprised by the house’s interior. Most of the parts are made from solid wood, from the high ceiling down to the floorboards that spread throughout the house. The interior design of the house is littered with granite slabs, wooden trusses, and floorboards. The house comes with large windows for better air ventilation in summer days. The polished yet comfy feel of the house is its top-selling point. The circular sofa is unquestionably the highlight of the living room. Seriously, who wouldn’t want that massive furniture in your living room? On the other hand, the owner chose to have the color in warm neutral ones such as off-white, flesh, and ivory. For more questions and quotes for […]
Ultra modern cabin that you would love to live in (14 HQ pictures)
This ultra-modern cabin is proudly designed by Cargo Architecture. It is located in the central part of a boreal forest in Charlevoix, an eastern region in Quebec. This magnificent property is known as Villa Boréale. The villa is sitting on a slope of a private site that is surrounded by pine trees. Meanwhile, Quebec is known for skiing and its enthralling views. Thus, this sleek architectural design makes it attractive and just perfect where it is built. A restricted materials pallet was used for this woodland vacation cottage. It has a simple yet beautiful swing set into its façade and a wood store that adds up to a picture of a usual cabin, but this one introduced a cabin in a new whole level. Inside the house, you’ll definitely see a basic yet state-of-the-art design. It flashes a monochromatic color that boasts an elegant place. The lightings in every room are just perfectly installed that it gives off a refreshing atmosphere even in the daylight. The furniture blends well with the total beauty of the house, which makes it more comfortable and peaceful for the occupants. The main objective of this project is to present a theme, namely nature, […]
How to Build Energy Efficient Timber Home?
On top of aesthetics and durability, another main factor that we should not overlook in building a new timber home is its energy efficiency. This won’t only be beneficial budget-wise, but this is also an environmentally friendly move. To help you enjoy an energy efficient timber home, consider the following tips. On Heating & Cooling A house’s heating and cooling system could consume the greatest expense. In fact, this is said to cover 56% of the energy use of an average American home. Given the rise of energy rates, it’s about time to choose the most energy-efficient alternatives. You can start with solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Solar Water Heating Heating water consumes a quarter on each penny spent for energy bills. Thus, it’s ideal to simply install a solar water-heating system. This includes collectors, plumbing systems, and storage tanks. It’s very simple. Even your grandparents know how it works. Instead of consuming electricity or gas, the constant energy of the sun powers the solar thermal systems to heat water for a home. Since electricity or gas consumption is cut down, huge savings can come your way. Not to mention the perk that there are some states offering […]
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – Ultimate Money Saver for Your Timber Home!
SIPs or structural insulated panels, also known as stress-skin panels are a great option as they’re reliable, cheap, and eco-friendly. The wall system of SIP can stand the test of time while keeping your budget intact. Professional companies who want the most efficient systems make use of structural insulated panels to surround their house projects since they are faster to install and can minimize thermal bridging. It’s a budget-friendly choice as well, given the increasing cost of the heating and cooling systems today. The use of SIPs can help homeowners save around 60% on their energy costs per year. Let’s talk about the facts The new building code requirements for residential construction has now been made stricter in terms of wall and ceiling energy efficiency. To meet this requirement well, SIPs is the best option. The best part is that SIPs fuse a strong wall, hearty installation, and exterior sheathing to a single step: fasten the panel to the home’s exterior. This enables a quick and simple installation. Though different products from different manufacturers may vary, SIPs today generally have a firm core of insulation packed in two good layers of OSB or oriented strand board. Other materials needed in […]
The Truth About Ecology and Timber/Log Homes
More than 90% of all houses in the US are built with wood-framed roofs and walls. A regular single family home (2,190 square feet) could have 14,200 board feet of lumber and a maximum of 14,000 square feet of different panel products. This covers wood products, from sheathing, paneling, and trim to floorings and structural beams. Home constructions, renovations, remodeling, and home enhancements have the biggest consumption of wood products, like timber and lumber. This is around two-thirds of the entire wood-product use in the United States. America’s Abundant Forests Environmentalists and eco-friendly users might wonder if this huge consumption of log and timber is already harming the country’s forest preservation and the ecology as a whole. The good news is that America’s forests are still far from danger. The US ensures the practice of reforestation. In fact, the forests in the country have grown in size for the past decades. A third of the US’ 747 million acres is wrapped with trees. As a matter of fact, there are more trees today than 70 years ago. On average, around 4 million trees are planted every day. In terms of the country’s commercial forests, the net yearly growth exceeds the […]