Log Home Style House Plans

Honest and authentic, log house plans provide a welcome change of pace for rustic resort-style living.

Ruggedly handsome and uniquely American, rough-hewn log home plans bring woodsy frontier style to mountaintop, lakeside, or riverfront vacation houses. Typically constructed of cypress, fir, or cedar timbers, contemporary log house designs are rooted in the beauty of nature and the charm of old fashioned craftsmanship. Centuries away from the simple one-room log cabins and dogtrots that inspired this design, today's multi-level log houses often feature view-capturing walls of windows, elaborate decks, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and massive stone fireplaces. Their open sunlit floor plans are ideal for grand-scale entertaining with great rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms that open on to each other for casual traffic flow. Those seeking a smaller, more intimate scale will find a variety of two- and three-bedroom log style cabin designs that are perfect for affordable weekend getaway homes.

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Architectural features:

  • Single- or multiple-gable roof, often accented by dormers, composed of shingle or metal
  • Striking exterior, featuring hand-hewn or milled timber accents
  • Inviting porches and decks

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