The decision to build a log and timber home is not always about the unique characteristics of this rustic style; for many clients it is a mixture of their personal interests and life experiences. For Dallas natives Micky and Renee, the decision to build their log home stemmed from a combination of their passion for golf and their desire to live a low-key lifestyle. Follow below as we ask Renee’ a few questions about their decision to build a custom log home and the experiences they had with PrecisionCraft along the way.
We’ve always been avid golfers with a love for traveling. This love only increased when I retired in 2005. So after many destination travels to different golfing locations, we came across an article about the South Fork in Colorado and knew we had to check it out. The South Fork ended up being exactly what we were looking for, an ideal place to golf that wasn’t crowded or commercialized. We purchased our lot the very first day of our visit.
Why did you choose PrecisionCraft Log and Timber Homes to build your retirement home?
In the weeks after our purchase, we visited several Log Home shows and browsed through already built homes for a style and layout that fit our wants and needs. Having built several homes in the past, we were well prepared for what to look for in our ideal design. That design, we found in PrecisionCraft’s Blue Ridge floor plan concept.
Were there any changes to your floor plan concept along the way?
We did make some changes as our design process went along. Originally our plan was to build a wood home, made completely of logs, but as we went through the process we decided to include timber elements as well. We also wanted to create a Dallas designed kitchen to tie-in our past and present.
What makes your log and timber home unique?
What makes our home special is our use of furnishing and how it ties to the land as well as our lifestyle and past. Each room is adorned with natural furnishings that have a Western accent. We tried to keep our décor true to the area with primary pieces from Colorado and New Mexico. All of the Western elements within our house flow smoothly into the gorgeous views of valleys and the South Fork’s Del Norte Peak.
What do you love about your Colorado home?
I love that our floor plan is designed to be accommodating for just the two of us as well as for the company of friends, family and our grandchildren. We tried to keep the bedrooms and loft areas split for company comfort while still having them perform multiple functions aside from guest rooms. In our gorgeous location with lots of outdoor living space and plenty to do, it is a great place for us to enjoy our more private interests as well as entertain the ones we love.