PrecisionCraft Takes Top Honors for Two Custom Log Home Designs
MERIDIAN, Idaho (November 13, 2007) There really is "no place like home" – if "home" is an award-winning custom log edifice by PrecisionCraft and sister company M.T.N Architects. Working in tandem, the pair nearly managed a clean sweep of the available prizes for excellence in custom log home designs at the 2007 national showcase hosted by NAHB's Building Systems Council in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The two custom log homes, Eagle’s Nest and Hermosa Vista, both top dramatic mountain sites and rise above the national competition for the brilliance of their creative combinations of log and timber frame construction.
The Eagle’s Nest log home plan has been turning heads since the custom log home design premiered in 2006, when the home was voted "Top Design" and "Editor's Pick" by Log Home Living. Built at Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho, Eagle’s Nest unites the best of log home and frame construction in square milled log walls and custom timber frame trusses. Climbing the spiral staircase to the unique turret tower, or basking in the warmth of a two-story stone fireplace in the vaulted great room, visitors admire the deft touches that make this design a winner.
A variation on the Hermosa Vista floor plan, the second PrecisionCraft-M.T.N Architect collaboration tops a 9,200-foot peak, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains afford a panoramic vista. The home lives up to the dramatic setting, framing the spectacular view with expansive banks of windows. The design merges dramatic with pragmatic; the oversize windows were chosen with an eye for their green, energy-saving capacity, as well as their beauty. Green log home design is a feature for all PrecisionCraft homes. The Hermosa Vista interior is also a visual treat, ingeniously juxtaposing the textures of timber, cedar logs, stucco, tile, glass and stone.
Both Eagle’s Nest and Hermosa Vista unite the traditional rugged Western aesthetic with a custom, individual approach to creative design to make homes like no others.