When most people imagine a rustic log home, typically their thoughts conjure images of robust logs stacked upon one another, massive glass prows, and surrounding untamed wilderness. While this may be a vision that many desire, we have noticed a growing trend of clients who wish to infuse modern design with the timeless, mountain lifestyle of their property. Here are two examples of projects that have retained the natural appeal of their environment by utilizing wood, but have added a modern flair to the design as well.
Timber Frame Home in Washington
Surrounded by National Forests and within sight of Mt. Rainier, the location of this timber frame home is indicative of where PrecisionCraft’s rustic wood homes typically reside. However, its location in the trendy resort town of Suncadia is what prompted this client to modify their home’s design to reflect a more modern architectural style. These alterations include angular roof pitches and clean lines that appear almost industrial, if not for the natural warmth added by utilizing wood.
When this Colorado couple came to PrecisionCraft, they had a particular look in mind for their home. Although their home was nestled at the foot of the Rockies, most of the guidance they provided their design team reflected Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural style of clean, modern lines and finishes. Their architectural vision for the home’s design was very clear, but they were still cognizant of the rugged beauty of their property and asked their designers to retain some of the natural elements of a log home in the final design. The result is a design which melds 20th century architecture with rustic elements in a way that enhances the home’s overall design.
For more designs and current projects that reflect the pairing of modern and rustic design, make sure to regularly check out M.T.N Architects’ website, the in-house design firm of PrecisionCraft.