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Luxurious 5,000 sq ft Timber Mountain Lodge w/ Backyard Fire Pit (8 HQ Pictures)
Luxurious and stylish are the words that come to mind when you see this beautifully structured mountain lodge. If you think of anyone’s dream house, this one will surely be on the top of the list. This mountain lodge is 5, 000 square feet in size, a perfect place for medium to large sized families. It has a backyard fire pit to warm you during cool nights, or when you plan to have a barbecue party at home with friends and relatives. The tall green trees at the back are an added aesthetic appeal, making the entire house stand out from the nature that surrounds it. The driveway pavement is also exquisitely done, impressing your house guest at one glance. The overall facade of the house can be compared to those commercialized properties that you often see in magazines; the only difference is that this one is the real thing. The attention-grabbing interior is also worth to copy. The mismatched sofas in the entertainment room with a flatscreen TV attached on the wall will surely make you want to live in the house already. The living room also has a unique blend of furniture pieces that are put together professionally. Just look […]
Wooden heaven on the sea shore (4 HQ pictures)
The BCV Architects made a heaven made of wood in the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Situated at Sea Ranch in California, this is a perfect place to live for someone who loves the ocean. This house is built on the bluff. It is overlooking a big body of water where the sound of the wave will surely rock you to sleep. Its simplicity bursts with sophistication. The house is spacious enough for a small family. It has three bedrooms and a guest cottage. More than your ordinary rest house, this detailed masterpiece has a wood-burning pizza oven, rotisserie, and multiple fireplaces. Isn’t it ideal for those who just love cooking? There’s a place to drink tea or read books too! For introverts who don’t want to be with a big company, this house has a place for you to retreat in. It is also made for families who love to entertain guests. There’s an outdoor area between the guesthouse and the main house where everyone can enjoy fresh air and a great company. This large outer room is oriented towards the hedge of wild shrubs and trees, and the ocean is on the south. There is a hedgerow on […]
Impressive Timber Lakeside Cabin w/ Fire Pit (10 HQ Pictures)
Do you want to go for a trip on the outskirts of town, near a lake with a perfect place to stay? This lakeside cabin will surely take your breath away! This Impressive Lakeside Cabin is designed to impress nature lovers with its refined beauty. It is made to emphasize the beauty of wood and glass design combination. The balanced mix of wood and glass makes the cabin look elegant and cosy. The house is situated beside a lake and has a panoramic view of the woods. The cool air from the lake at night and the lush color of the woods gives this cabin a calming effect, making it an ideal place for those who want to get away from the city’s busy life. The pictures below show the different areas of the house which will surely make you want to plan a lakeside trip immediately. The cosy living areas and the classic beauty of its interior are on fleek, making the cabin look comfortable and stylish. The house is built with a fire pit just outside the porch facing the lake. At night, the house gives a stunning display of lights that reflect on the lake, creating a […]
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. […]
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Outstanding Timber Frame Home w/ 3 Bedrooms.
This wonderfully-built timber frame house from Natural Element Homes is perfect for the wild at heart. Located in the middle of the woods, this house will certainly take your mind away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its exterior beautifully mirrors the surrounding woodlands with dark brown panels, stones, and shingles, making it sit perfectly with the beautiful location. For adventurous home-seekers who are also lovers of nature, just driving up to the front facade will most certainly take your breath away. Walking to the back area will bring you as much delight because you will be greeted with an awe-inspiring view of breezy pine trees. This beauty has two floors: the main level which is 1,245 square feet, and an upper level which is 925 square feet. The main level has several recreational spots for the entire family to enjoy like the amazing porch and deck where you can simply relax and unwind while breathing in fresh air that nature brings. It also has a family-friendly living room if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature indoors. There is also a Jacuzzi deck out back for home seekers who love to party and mingle. There […]
Picturesque view from amazing lodge (9 HQ pictures)
Edgewood Log Homes constructed this house based on the wishes of their customer. Wake up in the morning with the panorama of the mountains, forest, and lake as a view. Smell the pines and be one with nature while staying in this luxury cabin. The interior of the house has a vintage feel. The motif is classic and elegant. All furniture was chosen carefully to compliment the style. Everything was combined to show the superiority of its class. The home was specially requested to have guest rooms for grandchildren. It also has massive kitchen and dining space for family gathering. The living area has a fireplace, sofa set, and chaises— great for afternoon gathering over tea and catching up. There is also a modest and functional outdoor space where guests can be entertained. Anyone can enjoy the morning sun or the afternoon breeze in this open space while looking at the wooded environment with territorial views. The house also features a game room for the man of the house and his colleagues. It has an office space, a large wine cellar, a gym, entertainment room, and mechanical in daylight basement. Few houses have a porte-cochere, but this lodge has one. […]
Outstanding Timber Frame Home! (19 HQ Pictures)
This house is a perfect replica of a ski resort in the mountains. This two-storey timber home is made from the best wood materials that can withstand the harsh mountains. The beautiful structure spreads throughout the area of 4,357 square feet. Riverbend Timber Framing had created one of the most beautiful snow havens out there. The house is a perfect mixture of classic and modern architecture. The house’s facade is covered with brick stones and thick wooden trusses. It comes with the classic stone brick chimney, a big outdoor patio, and a beautiful porch that has the best overlooking view. The house also comes with a two-door garage adjacent to the big villa. Riverbend Timber Framing aimed to make this house cozier by adding a fire pit right across the wide porch of the house. This bonfire area is equipped with a hearth and big, cozy chairs for star gazing or simply bonfire parties with s’mores. The house interior looks very classy and spacious. It is decorated with dark wooden floorboards. It is also decorated with medieval arches and trusses, adding support to its wooden structure. The walls basked in matte brown, matching the bright-looking trusses of the house. […]
A perfect DIY cabin – floor plans only $795 (9 HQ pictures)
This finely structured antique log cabin was constructed by Winterwoods Homes. The cabin is the end product of the combined efforts of the contractor and their partners at Antiques Cabins and Barns. Flaunting an impressive visual, this cabin is actually a lot cheaper than it looks. A purchase of the house plan starts at $795 only. Considering its offer of a laidback and harmonic ambiance for its residents, it is an affordable abode you could be satisfied with. Inspired by the concept of an antique log from a sustainable source of natural elements in the surroundings, there is no need for extravagant expenditures in crafting such a pleasing architectural piece. It is indeed a good thing to point out that it uses common and inexpensive building materials for crafting such a design by choosing galvanized iron for the roof over the other types of roofs like asphalt shingles or shingle tiles, which costs higher. The use of veneered stone cut finish around the fireplace and on some areas of the wall have displayed enough contrast depicting a perfect blend for the design concept used and the transition of the materials pieced together in relation to the design. The Little […]
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 […]