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Custom Timber Frame on June Lake


Gull Lake View

Carl and Celyna had wanted to build their retirement home in the resort area of June Lake, California for many years. Purchasing a steep lot overlooking June Mountain and Gull Lake—June Lake is a mile down the valley, the couple set out looking for a log and timber home company who could create the retirement home of their dreams on a challenging piece of property.

After years of thorough searching, the couple chose PrecisionCraft Log and Timber Homes upon seeing past project they had done both in real life around California, and on their website. These projects were all completed on terrain similar to their central California location, so they knew that PrecisionCraft had the skills and experience to work with their property.

Front Rendering

The couple got right to work on their design with Tim Brock, a designer from M.T.N Design, an design firm PrecisionCraft works exclusively with.

“Their lot sits on a steep slope with limited space, so in order to include the spaces and rooms Carl and Celyna wanted in their home, I had to create a unique elevation for the floor plan to fit the contours of the lot.” said Tim.

The entire home’s view side utilizes covered deck space on the basement and main level to compensate for the steep, limiting lot. It even includes a lowered deck with a fire pit for fireside enjoyment on a summer night.

Rear Rendering

The basement level of the home includes a family room and additional bedrooms are accessible for the couple’s children and guests. Moving up to the home’s main floor, a spacious kitchen and great room flow into one another in the center, while a wing to the right is dedicated to the master suite. A secluded, formal dining space is located on the left. The third and final floor reveals a large loft, providing an area for quiet conversation with guests and family.

After years of searching for the right company and months of design meetings, Carl and Celyna are now ready to move forward and begin the process of bringing their dream home to life. The construction of their dynamic hybrid log and timber home is set to begin in the spring of 2014.