Designing with Different Products to Impact the Cost & Look of Your Home
Each of our floor plan designs have been conceptualized using a specific type of log or timber product. These renderings are only suggestions for what that home might look like. Choosing a specific log or timber product combination for your design is based on your own aesthetic preferences and budget. Work directly with M.T.N Design to find the right product mix for your custom home.
This page illustrates how our Caribou plan might look if it were redesigned as a: timber frame, handcrafted, milled log, hybrid log and timber or Mountain Accent™ home. In this example, turnkey estimates range from $800,000 for the handcrafted version to $450,000 for the Mountain Accent™ home. Additional changes to size, complexity and level of finishes will also affect the turnkey cost.
As a Handcrafted Log Home
When M.T.N Design first developed the Caribou design, it was conceptualized as a handcrafted log home with beavertooth corners and large character logs within the awe-inspiring window.
As drawn, the estimated turnkey cost of this Handcrafted Caribou Log Home is approximately: $850,000
As a Hybrid Log and Timber Home
In this hybrid log and timber version of the Caribou, square milled logs were used as wall structure, while timber trusses & braces were incorporated throughout the design. If you like the look of milled log walls and timber trusses, this option may be right for your project.
As drawn, the estimated turnkey cost of this Hybrid Log & Timber Caribou is approximately: $660,000
As a Timber Frame Home
If you like the Caribou plan but prefer a timber frame design, this is one example of how we can turn the plan into a timber frame home.
In the rendering you can see how the character logs have been replaced by timber frame beams, and when you view the example materials package you see how custom hammer beam trusses were added to through the interior.
As drawn, the estimated turnkey cost of this Timber Frame Caribou Home is approximately: $650,000.
As a Milled Log Home
This milled log home version of the Caribou uses a round swedish cope profile for the wall structure and round milled logs for the purlins. If you prefer the look of square milled logs or "D" logs, you might choose a different milled log profile.
As drawn, the estimated turnkey cost of this Milled Log Home Caribou is approximately: $600,000.
As a Mountain Accent™ Home
This Mountain Accent™ home version of the Caribou features the rustic look of the original handcrafted version by incorporating handcrafted log elements in the picture window, roof and exterior braces. When you look at the materials package you can see that the density of the log package is much less than that of the original handcrafted design.
As drawn, the estimated turnkey cost of this Mountain Accent™ Caribou Home is approximately: $550,000.
Modifying Floor Plans
Each of the alterations above illustrates how a plan can be redesigned using a different product type but retain the same floor plan, elevations, and level of design complexity. Our clients make a variety of changes to the standard plans in order to personalize their design. For instance, if you were to work with our designers to modify the Caribou, your timber frame version may not look like the example shown above.
How else can I modify my timber or log home plan?
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