Photos courtesy of PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes
For a homeowner, being in the construction industry yourself can be both a blessing and a curse. On the upside, you speak the jargon and have a clear understanding of the little quirks that are part of the business of building.
On the flip side, you may know too much — researching and analyzing every aspect of the process. But the builder/owner of this Kentucky log home did what all homeowners should do — he put his trust in the people he chose to make his log home dreams come true: Idaho’s PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes
. It was faith well placed.
That’s not to say that the owner was not involved. He performed all of the concrete work, including the foundation, himself, saving him thousands. But he didn’t get to this point quickly. He researched his options for a decade before committing to a company or a floor plan.
But once PrecisionCraft
was on board, the process went at lightning speed. The two joined forces in spring of 2014 and by December of that year, log construction was complete.
The house consists of 4,822 square feet of indoor living space built with 14-to-16-inch handcrafted Douglas fir logs. The great room’s king-post truss system is also Doug fir but the space features dramatic 16-inch round western red cedar posts that flare at the base.
In keeping with the Doug fir theme, the log staircase boasts 12-inch half-log treads cut with a drawknife for texture. The majestic facade holds its ground on its 50-acre lot, but inside the house is warm and inviting.
“The clients wanted a classic, rustic overall design with lots of glass, so they looked to our ‘Woodhaven’ floor plan for inspiration,” says Celeste Raygosa, design manager for M.T.N Design, PrecisionCraft
’s architectural arm.
“But as all of our clients do, they customized it by increasing the size of every room, tweaking the kitchen and master bedroom and adding the angled breezeway that connects the house to the garage and outdoor space. Kitchens and master baths are two of the most customized spaces in home design.”
“This home has a lot of great features. The open-concept gives it a nice balance of rustic-meets-elegance. All the public spaces mix well together with a great floating loft above,” says designer Tim Brock, who directly worked with the client on the home’s layout.
It was important for the owners to get the home absolutely right down to the last detail — not only will the house be their home into their retirement years, it will be the legacy they leave for their children, their children’s children and, hopefully, many generations to come.
Square Footage: 4,822
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Log Provider: PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes