Lofty Log Home
“And the tree was happy” - Shel Silverstein “The Giving Tree”
Trees are happy, mostly, aren’t they? Think of all they do in the world. They shelter, they provide life, they give and take in oxygen and carbon dioxide. They give us rest and time to reflect. They produce. Trees are unique and wonderful. Trees change over time while growing, coloring, texture adapting and seasonally evolving. They see life at many angles and vantage points as they age. So do people. So does a home.
In this 1.5 story log house plan, your life, your friends and your family can shelter, grow, give and take. You will reflect, change and evolve. You will learn and live and love and hope and see angles and points of life as only you can. In this home (HPP-28113), all things are possible. Sit with me for a short while, let’s work through this.
With 2,402 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this log home gives you enough. It is charming, easy-feeling and offers the ability to make you take a big, calming breath of contentment when you are here. Here’s what you need to know right up front so you can clear your head of all ‘expectations’ in design or décor. Logs are a building material, not a décor style. Style is purely up to you. Modern Mountain? Cozy Classic? Eclectic and elemental? Crystal and cowboy? Make it yours.
From the front exterior of this head-turning home, the obvious focal point is the tall, natural stone fireplace and angled wall of windows flanking it. This is one of the classic features we look for in a mountain/log home, right? Soaring windows, lots of nature coming in and a stone fireplace to warm the nights and your soul when necessary. Here it is. A large span of deck/porch is ideal for everything. Be it a sitting area with rockers and your guitar, dining space, a grill/kitchen area or just plants and flowers, it’s yours. It’s Fall. Maybe some pumpkins and mums are enough Autumnal touch for you. Let the space make you happy. Log homes are made for entertaining, either a crowd or just yourself. Enjoy. The peeking 2nd-story dormers of this home add more depth to the façade without compromising the charm of the log look and feel. Come in, let me show you.
With a loft on the second story, your great room is truly great. Tall ceilings, a large, open floorplan and plenty of living areas make this a welcoming second home or a new start for primary living. Imagine comfortable leather furniture, perhaps streamlined and modern with a long chandelier of wrought iron hanging from the tall ceiling. A large, elegant muted-hued rug anchors your wood flooring. Your naturally beautiful fireplace structure of rock or field stone is the focal point that centers this area. Off your great room is your very open dining and kitchen area. The dining room is large and perfect for all the friends and family that will love to sit and ‘sup’ with you. The dining room has a door leading out to your deck as well. A long, wooden table and bench seating with covered cushions would fit right in here. Or maybe a round, wood base pedestal table with glass, a long sideboard and a soft-colored suede for upholstery is your style? Your L-shaped kitchen has plenty of counterspace for braising barbecue or baking a beef wellington. A large island in the middle will serve several barstools, a cooktop range or a sink and perhaps undercounter storage. Off the kitchen is a first-floor laundry room and separate pantry. From the dining room into the great room, stairs head up to the second floor on the horizontal line of the wall. On this first floor, a ½ bath sits just off the stairwell.
Head to the back of your house from the great room and there lies your den/study area. This is a 16x11 space to be filled with an office or a combo office/library if you prefer. With many windows that face the backside of the house (or front, depending on how you situate the structure) plenty of light will come into your spaces. Perhaps it’s a little ‘movie room’ and you’ll hang black out shades. Don’t forget the popcorn machine for fun and handy snacking.
The right side of the house is for your master suite. Your cozy bedlinens will suit you well when old man winter blows cold. A walk-in closet and separate full bath round out this space for comfortable daily living. Maybe you’ll add heated floors to avoid chilly toes at night. Again, access to the sprawling deck also comes from your master suite.
Up the stairs to the second floor is the loft space that is open to below, as well as 2 more bedrooms, a full bath and plenty of attic storage space. Bedrooms 2 and 3 flank the loft area. Both have long-wall closets and attached attic space. These rooms have peering dormers to look over your landscaping and natural views. Wall art like that of Bob Ross and his ‘happy trees’ to honor nature and its gifts would be comfortable here.
“The Tree Maker made the first trees with great care. With their roots in the ground and their limbs in the air. He gave them strong trunks and green clothes to wear and made certain that all that they needed was there”. - John Gile "The First Forest"
Since a log home/mountain home was built for simple solitude or entertaining, this is a happy place. Yours. Comfort, ease and respite amongst nature can support you during daily joys, sorrows, struggles and hopes. Make this your own. Welcome Home.