Log Home Living
announces the winners of its 12th annual Floor Plan Design
competition. See PrecisionCraft Log Homes
, and all the winners in the April 2010 issue (now on newsstands).
PrecisionCraft's Montclaire Floor Plan
is named winner in the "Over 4,000 Sq. Ft. Category."
"Expansive, Yet Inviting
. The Montclaire plan is about more than mere size. Rather than allow the space to wander, the plan staggers and compartmentalizes rooms effectively, leaving openness where it makes sense but providing several semi-secluded niche rooms to optimize the use of the home. Highlights are the hearth room adjoining the kitchen and the sitting area of the master suite, with its own fireplace. The covered patio, also with a fireplace, is the kind of touch that enriches a larger home. In addition, the home presents a thoroughly modern look by integrating square-log walls, custom timber frame elements, eye catching stonework and shingle siding to create a balance that prevents any one building element from overwhelming." ~Log Home Living, April 2010
PrecisionCraft's custom designed home in Government Camp, Oregon named winner in the "Energy-Efficient Design" Category.
"Livability, plus Sustainability
. Submitted for LEED's Platinum certification, the Ryan Home plan reveals the ability to design and build a full-log home that is both energy efficient and full of distinctive character and style. The rooms are grouped sensibly around the core great room, but extras like the den and bar accommodate the owner's lifestyle. Among the green design features are extra-large roof overhangs and windows designed to let in the sun during winter and keep out the high summer sun. In addition, the home takes advantage of tight-fitting log connections and a building system that incorporates structural insulated roof panels to achieve an R-value of 52." ~Log Home Living, April 2010