Modern Lakeside Timber Home in Texas.
“Wow” is the only word that can describe this majestic house. The Modern Lakeside Timber Home, made by Texas Timber Frames, is the grandest of grand and would make one feel like a modern king. The picturesque view that the backyard offers, with its swimming pool and jacuzzi, is the perfect place to set up a barbecue or pool party. The guests can either lounge on the cozy chairs while enjoying the view or chill beside the pool. Situated on a hill, the house is overlooking a lake, and what a breathtaking view it is. Matched with the design of the outside, the inside space is accented with wood arches that give it a rustic feel. However, the chic furniture provides a splash of modern in the large space of the house – a contrast that is very pleasing to the eyes. Speaking of space, space is something this house has plenty of. The living room is large enough to accommodate about 20 people while the master bedroom is large enough to have its own TV and fireplace. This bedroom has a glass panel wall which gives a perfect view of the outside. The bathroom is also spacious, complete with […]
Incredibly designed rustic log home – must-see floor plans (13 HQ pictures)
Crafted by Expedition Log Homes, this incredibly designed rustic log house is both gorgeous and well-made. You can be assured of this home’s excellent quality and creative design because the contractor promises to offer the best in this industry. There is a total living space of 3,440 square feet, which is divided among the three levels of the building. The lower level is 1,054 square feet and consists of a bedroom with a bathroom, a garage with a mechanic’s room, and a billiard room that has an exercise area. The main level includes a master bedroom that has a walk-in closet and a bathroom, a spacious great room, a dining area, which allows for a scenic outdoor view. There is also a kitchen complete with essentials, a bathroom, and a laundry room. Moreover, this level has access to elevated decks and shed porches. It is the most spacious level in the house and comes at 1,536 square feet. Meanwhile, the 850 square feet upper level features a loft and a big bedroom that has a walk-in closet and a bathroom. The upper level is open to below, meaning you can see what is going on in selected areas of the […]
Modern Timber Home Unlike Any Other (16 HQ Images)
Everyone wants to live in a comfortable and stunning house. Who doesn’t, right? If you are looking for inspiration for your home plan, then this minimalistic wooden house designed by Matt Gibson is certainly the one for you. The spacious interior is made of the finest timber and raw materials, which are made to perfection just for you! The house is made with stunning wooden architecture and interiors that will surely make your jaw drop. It is designed with a curve like structure, giving the house a unique design. The high glass walls, high wooden ceilings, curved linear structure, cozy bedrooms and living areas, and the minimalistic interior are surely stunners. The minimalistic design is said to release the stress and can make you feel calm with its simplicity and symmetrical design. The house also has an outdoor pool, which is perfect for relaxation. The spacious pool side can accommodate your barbecue parties or any special event that requires a huge number of guests. The house’s interior and exterior design undoubtedly depict a modern home that is classy and minimalistic at the same time. Stats: Not provided by contractor. Contractor: Matt Gibson Source: Matt Gibson
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 […]
Modern Mountain Cabin w/ Amazing Views (20 HQ Pictures)
Timber homes are preferred by many not just because of their aesthetic appeal but also because of their weather resistant properties. So, if you’re planning on building a home on the mountain top, then you should consider timber logs as your main material. This timber cabin, designed by Pinnacle Mountain Home, is the epitome of a timber home. It is exquisitely made from durable and weather resistant wood, which makes it ideal for people who plan to build a cabin or a vacation getaway near the mountains or in a place with snow. The cabin has a stunning floor plan with glass windows, a sturdy structure with two balconies and is surrounded by green trees during the warm season and beautiful snowy views during winter. It’s impossible not to notice this cabin thanks to its attention grabbing façade! The inside of the cabin is a mix of stone wall and timber. The designers did a great job of incorporating contemporary and minimalist designs together; The living room is spacious, with a black sofa set and side and center tables. There’s no unnecessary clutter in the reception area, except for the important furniture pieces and appliances, such as a flat […]
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, […]
Modern Timber Mountain Getaway (20 HQ Pictures)
Would you like to enjoy a staycation somewhere very relaxing? Then this modern mountain getaway home by Strapans Design is for you! Situated on the mountain, this is the perfect place to relax while also enjoying nature! The house is very spacious, perfect to hold a family dinner or a mountain retreat with friends and relatives. It has an unique exterior design and a sophisticated interior with a touch of contemporary style that’s suitable for the whole family. At night, the main entrance draws everyone’s attention thanks to its stylish arcs and beams. A fireplace is situated within the living room, where you can play board games and share stories. This house as a spacious kitchen equipped with high-quality appliances that are ready to be used. Upon entry, you’ll notice the stairs and the chandelier that add a luxurious touch to the place. The Master bedroom has an excellent view of the pines. Every time you get up from bed you’ll start your day with spectacular views. You can find relaxation and calmness from the busy days of the city when you have a vacation house in the mountains. Sipping a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and having […]
Outstanding Refurbished Timber Barn With Sunroom (8 HQ Images)
One of the most coveted home designs in the market is that of a Mediterranean style. Mediterranean style refers to those home design typically found in Mediterranean countries. It takes its unique style from Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architecture. If you are one of those people who prefer this style among others, then you’re going to love this fantastic timber barn house by Douglas VanderHorns Architects. Douglas VanderHorns Architects did an amazing job in refurbishing this timber barn home while preserving its innate beauty. The vast lawn area is taken from Mediterranean architecture and added to the barn’s overall aesthetic appeal. With a high ceiling and strategically positioned furniture pieces, the barn house creates a spacious look that suits well with barn’s interior. The living room is decorated with square pillows in flower printed cases. The chairs of the dining also match the pillows in the living room. The most beautiful area of the barn, the one that makes everyone envious, is its wine cellar. If you have a taste for good bottles of wine, then this must be your favorite place. The floor to ceiling room has myriads of wines inside with a rectangular table at the center. Some elegant-looking lampshades are also […]
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 […]