When designing a plan with limited space, the key is to find a balance between efficiency and aesthetics, and this post and beam timber frame log cabin home hits the mark.
The open concept in the main living areas lends a spacious feeling to the whole cabin. This feeling is accentuated by the vaulted ceiling. The kitchen, though modest, is efficient and has room for all the amenities including a small seating bar.
Tucked into the back portion of the cabin are two bedrooms made equal in size by the symmetrical layout. Both bedrooms feature ample storage and access to the covered deck. Separating the two bedrooms is a well-proportioned bathroom, complete with double sinks and separate from the toilet and shower for privacy. It also includes a sneaker door to one bedroom.
Other features, including six skylights and a multitude of windows and doors, allow the homeowners to better connect with nature, as well as maximize daylight and ventilation.
This plan is a reminder of the simplistic rustic style timber frame houses can communicate. The combination of the open and efficient layout, the log characteristics and the cozy feel of a traditional style cabin, make this the perfect get-away home.
2010 Country’s Best Design Awards Honorable Mention