Our award-winning Woodhaven floor plan has been built a few times over the years. But, just as no two families are the same, no two homes are the same! This Inspired Living story illustrates how three of our clients started with the same M.T.N Architects floor plan, but created three very distinct homes. Each home is customized to match the unique needs, architectural style, property and budget of three different couples. Select an angle from the plans below to see side by side comparisons of rooms and layout.
Then read what inspired each of these families:
For years, Sandy and Dennis dreamed of building a log home. But, it wasn’t until they found PrecisionCraft’s Woodhaven plan that they knew it was time to make that dream a reality. With a trusted log home company at their side and the promise of a Total Home Solution®, Sandy and Dennis took the first step forward. Over the next few months, they worked one-on-one with M.T.N Architects, PrecisionCraft’s design team, to perfect the floor plan that inspired them the most.
When Sandy and Dennis initially met with M.T.N Architects, they made it clear that they wanted the Woodhaven floor plan altered around their family’s needs. The number of bathrooms, for example, was critical in their home’s design. “We didn’t want anyone fighting over the bathroom,” say Dennis and Sandy, whose children, grandchildren & large extended family live within driving distance of Dennis and Sandy’s new home. So the couple made the obvious choice: they added 3 more bathrooms.
"With other family-oriented modifications, "Sandy and Dennis ended up with a plan that worked really well for them," says Architect Tim Schafer. "Their home is big enough for the entire family, but with the cozy feel of a cabin in the woods."
Other modifications made to Sandy & Dennis’ home: choosing milled log rather than handcrafted, adding a daylight basement, modifying the great room window structure, removing part of the deck, redesigning the master suite with sitting area pop-out, and removing the 3rd upstairs bedroom.
Woodhaven Inspiration #2: "A Modern Log Home on the Maine Hillside"
Carol’s home is not your typical log home. With 10" drawknifed logs, it has the rustic look and feel of a traditional log home but with its modern décor, it radiates elegance and a sense of timelessness.
Like Sandy and Dennis, Carol chose a milled log home version of M.T.N Architects' Woodhaven plan. She knew that the window framed in custom log bracing would be perfect for capturing her hillside view of Maine’s sweeping mountains. "I found a great floor plan by M.T.N Architects, and worked with them to customize it to fit my style and landscape," says Carol.
In addition to taking advantage of a great view, Carol had definite ideas about the layout of her home and how it should function. From a restaurant style kitchen with moveable pieces, easy-to-clean cement floors, and a lower level designed to host parties and entertain guests, every room in her home has an underlying purpose.
"We have seen this trend increase over the years," said M.T.N Architects' Tim Brock. "Many of our clients like to add modern architectural elements and finishes to their rustic log or timber homes. Carol's kitchen design is a prime example of this trend."
Other modifications made to Carol's home: adding a covered drive-through entry, modifying the great room window structure, mirroring the plan, adding a covered hot tub gazebo on the deck, incorporating a detached garage, and increasing the closet space in the master suite.
Woodhaven Inspiration #3: "Teton Valley Handcrafted Log Home"
Homeowners Dave and Penny were lucky to find the perfect piece of land for their custom log home. Their handcrafted log home, situated in Victor, Idaho, has a 360º view that includes the majestic Teton Mountains. Dave and Penny set out to match the beauty of their home to the beauty of their site.
"We wanted something that would stand out,” says Dave. “The area has a lot of conventional homes and a lot of houses with log accents, but there are no real handcrafted log homes around. We wanted to go authentic.” With the right floor plan and PrecisionCraft’s skilled team of architects, engineers, log & timber manufacturers and builders, that is just what they did.
Dave and Penny started with the Woodhaven floor plan because of its unique design features. As conceptualized in PrecisionCraft’s floor plan gallery, the Woodhaven closely matched the home the couple had long envisioned having. It took no time at all to modify the plan to ensure its fit was perfectly matched with Dave and Penny’s architectural style and budget.
"We added the garage and then just went room by room and fine-tuned the design," recalls lead architect Tim Schafer. "We paid close attention to details like how the logs came together and where the stone was incorporated. The final log home makes a statement all its own."
Dave and Penny's modifications included: adding a large walk-in shower to the master, removing one of the upstairs bedrooms, including a wet bar to the area between the great room and kitchen, adding a garage, and incorporating a full-sized basement with three extra bedrooms and a family area.