Awards and Media

Awards & Media Features

Together, PrecisionCraft and M-T-N Design are the premier designer and builder of log homes and timber homes. Through innovation and reinvention of these classic home styles, they have created thousands of delighted homeowners and earned numerous awards and media features.

Recent Awards

PrecisionCraft Website

Excellence in Website Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils

Tributary Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Tributary Residence

Located in the Teton Valley, with gorgeous views of the jagged peaks, this mountain modern timber frame cabin was designed as the perfect vacation getaway. The layout cleverly provides separation between the shared spaces and bedrooms, all on one level. The shape also creates room for a patio that extends the entertainment area outdoors, while maintaining privacy from neighbors.

Location: Idaho

Size:2,100 sq. ft.

Awards: 2023 Excellence in Timber Home Design
NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Durango

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Big Sky Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Big Sky Residence

Surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, this property overlooks the valley leading to the town of Big Sky, and this home was designed to take every advantage of that view. A modern design that mixes timber, steel, stone, and glass; the interior layout easily flows out to the covered deck where views go on for miles.

Location: Big Sky, Montana

Size:3,219 sq. ft.

Awards: 2023 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Brighton Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Lake Gaston Home Residence

Excellence in Log Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Lake Gaston Residence

Lake views and natural light are abundant within this breathtaking handcrafted log home in North Carolina. A light interior stain, multiple clerestory windows, and clever site orientation work in tandem to create modern living spaces, while maintaining the warmth of cabin life.

Location: North Carolina

Size:4,270 sq. ft.

Awards: 2021 Excellence in Log Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Home

Design Inspiration: Crested Butte Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Stone County Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Stone County Residence

Designed for entertaining, this hybrid log and timber home features an open bar area that flows out to the expansive covered deck with amazing views of the valley beyond. Guests can choose from one of the bedroom suites in the basement, while the homeowners relax in their master suite, which includes a private sitting area with a fireplace wall.

Location: Missouri

Size: 8,804 sq. ft.

Awards: 2021 Excellence in Timber Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber Home

Design Inspiration: Custom Design

Photos By: Roger Wade Studio

Eastern Nebraska Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Eastern Nebraska Residence

This Midwest timber frame home mixes modern architectural design with contemporary farm house charm. The modern design features a large wall of windows that connects the bright interior with the sprawling Nebraska farmland beyond. While the vertical wood siding and interior finishes, including a windmill-inspired fan and a rustic wood pantry door, are reminiscent of classic barns.

Location: Nebraska

Size:4,516 sq. ft.

Awards: 2020 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Cascade Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Cedar Creek Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Cedar Creek Residence

This captivating timber frame home is nestled on the edge of Cedar Creek Reservoir, located southeast of Dallas. Beautiful timber framing adds character and natural warmth to almost every room in the home. Examples include custom trusses in the entryway and through the great room, exposed floor joists in the breakfast nook, and the timbers that frame the cozy screened-in porch.

Location: Texas

Size:5,924 sq. ft.

Awards: 2019 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Custom Design

Photos By: Aaron Dougherty Photography

Cle Elum Residence

Timber Home of Distinction

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Cle Elum Residence

This Washington home features a beautiful blending of stone, wood, and metal which are offset by modern white walls, clean lines, and specially-selected accents. Nestled into the hillside, the owners enjoy breathtaking views of the natural landscape below from nearly every room in the home.

Location: Washington

Size:3,034 sq. ft.

Awards: 2019 Timber Home of Distinction
NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Hailey Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studio

Silver Valley Residence

Timber Home of Distinction

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Silver Valley Residence

This contemporary wood home in Northern Idaho combines square milled log walls with beautifully detailed timber trusses that beckon with inviting warmth. Custom windows, framed in timber, flood the home’s interior with light and provide amazing views of the valley below. Multiple outdoor spaces include a firepit, wrap-around porch, and a detached outdoor living room.

Location: Idaho

Size:3,120 sq. ft.

Awards: 2018 Timber Home of Distinction NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber Home

Design Inspiration: Wood River Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Georgetown Lake Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils

Gold Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home

Best in American Living (BALA Award)
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Georgetown Lake Residence

This spectacular modern home cascades effortlessly with the landscape to provide unmatched views of the lake. Warm timber beams flow through the interior, opening the core of the home to a picturesque landscape beyond. In fact, nearly every room has access to a unique outdoor living space.

Location: Montana

Size:4,593 sq. ft.

Awards: 2018 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils 2017 BALA Gold Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Cascade Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Steamboat Springs Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils

Platinum Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home

Best in Region, Mountain

Best in American Living (BALA Award)
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Steamboat Springs Residence

Set amongst the historic beauty of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this timber frame cabin perfectly echoes the local heritage. The bold rustic style is born from imaginative details which include: a traditional wrap-around porch, large, hand-adzed timbers, chinked wood siding, and hundreds of unique finishes.

Location: Colorado

Size:2,397 sq. ft.

Awards: 2018 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils
2017 BALA Platinum Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home
2017 BALA: Best in Region-Mountain

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Custom Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Bowling Green Residence

Silver Award: Design Detail

Best in American Living (BALA Award)
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Bowling Green Residence

The frontier history of Kentucky helped inspire this modern-day log home lodge.  In fact, each log in the home was hand-peeled with the same type of tools the pioneers would have used. These authentic details accentuate the rustic atmosphere within each room of this custom post and beam log home.

Location: Kentucky

Size:4,822 sq. ft.

Awards: 2017 Log Home of Distinction NAHB Building Systems Councils 2017 Design Detail – Silver Award BALA – Best in American Living

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Post & Beam Home

Design Inspiration: Woodhaven Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Mountain Photographics, inc.

Bowling Green Residence

Log Home of Distinction

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Bowling Green Residence

The frontier history of Kentucky helped inspire this modern-day log home lodge.  In fact, each log in the home was hand-peeled with the same type of tools the pioneers would have used. These authentic details accentuate the rustic atmosphere within each room of this custom post and beam log home.

Location: Kentucky

Size:4,822 sq. ft.

Awards: 2017 Log Home of Distinction NAHB Building Systems Councils 2017 Design Detail – Silver Award BALA – Best in American Living

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Post & Beam Home

Design Inspiration: Woodhaven Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Mountain Photographics, inc.

Red Lodge Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Red Lodge Residence

This modern timber frame home is spread over a single level where almost every room has a spectacular view of the Montana landscape beyond. The mixture of warm wood tones, metal accents and sleek interior finishes combine in a design style we call Mountain Modern.

Location: Montana

Size:2,990 sq. ft.

Awards: 2016 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Cascade Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Afton Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Afton Residence

Dramatic architectural features cause this timber frame home to stand out amongst the Wyoming countryside. The octagonal stair turret is a main focus of the front elevation while the rear view features a deep overhang supported by a custom hammer beam truss. An outdoor fireplace is located under the extended patio that flows directly from the dining room inside.

Location: Wyoming

Size:3,054 sq. ft.

Awards: 2016 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Crested Butte Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc.

Windermere Residence

Log Home of Distinction

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Windermere Residence

This stately log home design features a combination of log walls, large-diameter log posts and stone to create a sense that the house was erected from the surrounding British Columbia landscape.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Size:4,494 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Log Home of Distinction – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber Home

Design Inspiration: Stoneridge Log Home Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Norwood Residence

Excellence in Green Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Norwood Residence

Large-diameter handcrafted log construction provides an authentic look for this rustic North Carolina lodge. An extended covered entryway and wrap around porch welcome guests with true southern hospitality.

Location: North Carolina

Size:7,166 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Excellence in Green Home Design- NAHB Building Systems Councils Certified LEED® Gold

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Home

Design Inspiration: Woodhaven Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Hilliard Photographics

Evergreen Residence

Excellence in Log Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Evergreen Residence

This cozy log home has amazing views of the Evergreen valley below and the surrounding Colorado Rockies. Designed and built using large post and beam logs gives the home a traditional rustic feel while retaining an open and inviting interior.

Location: Colorado

Size:3,764 sq. ft.

Awards: 2016 Excellence in Log Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Log Post & Beam Home

Design Inspiration: Truckee Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Eagle River Residence

Excellence in Log Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Eagle River Residence

Striking features, like the exterior trusses and prominent prow create a lasting first impression. Built as a lake-side getaway, this Wisconsin home is perfect for welcoming the couple’s family and friends for fun and unique experiences that they will never forget.

Location: Wisconsin

Size:5,952 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Excellence in Log Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber Home

Design Inspiration: Cedar Falls Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Hilliard Photographics

Washougal Residence

Excellence in Timber Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Washougal Residence

This elegant timber frame home was designed to be modern, open and simplistic. Timber trusses with clean lines emphasize the height of the main living area and create a contemporary tone that feels larger than the actual square footage.

Location: Washington

Size:2,328 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Caribou Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studio

Possum Kingdom Residence

Timber Home of Distinction

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Possum Kingdom Residence

The Texas spirit is evident in this custom timber frame home outside of Dallas. Authentic timber framing is the perfect accompaniment for the modern craftsman style design. Multiple gathering spaces and a wrap-around deck look out to the remarkable view of Possum Kingdom Lake. The Texas spirit is evident in this custom timber frame home outside of Dallas. Authentic timber framing is the perfect accompaniment for the modern craftsman style design.

Location: Texas

Size:6,189 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Timber Home of Distinction – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Laurette Chateau Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Sun Valley Residence

Excellence in Log Home Design

NAHB Building Systems Councils
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Sun Valley Residence

This fishing cabin in Idaho uses classic western architecture, large-diameter handcrafted logs, and other rustic accents to mimic the historic feel of a nearby mining community. It is the perfect place for the couple to spend quality time with the grandkids.

Location: Idaho

Size:2,243 sq. ft.

Awards: 2010 Excellence in Log Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Home

Design Inspiration: Winterpark Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Featured In Media

Lake Gaston Residence

Log Cabin Homes

Lake views and natural light are abundant within this breathtaking handcrafted log home in North Carolina. A light interior stain, multiple clerestory windows, and clever site orientation work in tandem to create modern living spaces, while maintaining the warmth of cabin life.

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Lake Gaston Residence

Lake views and natural light are abundant within this breathtaking handcrafted log home in North Carolina. A light interior stain, multiple clerestory windows, and clever site orientation work in tandem to create modern living spaces, while maintaining the warmth of cabin life.

Location: North Carolina

Size:4,270 sq. ft.

Awards: 2021 Excellence in Log Home Design – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Home

Design Inspiration: Crested Butte Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Steamboat Springs Residence

Log Home Living

The rustic architectural features of this timber cabin in Colorado helped propel it to the cover of Log Home Living magazine. The goal of PrecisionCraft’s in-house architectural group, M-T-N. Design, is to create amazing homes no matter the size. You can discover similar small home ideas in our floor plan series: Cabin Refined™.

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Steamboat Springs Residence

Set amongst the historic beauty of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this timber frame cabin perfectly echoes the local heritage. The bold rustic style is born from imaginative details which include: a traditional wrap-around porch, large, hand-adzed timbers, chinked wood siding, and hundreds of unique finishes.

Location: Colorado

Size:2,397 sq. ft.

Awards: 2018 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils
2017 BALA Platinum Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home
2017 BALA: Best in Region-Mountain

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Custom Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Cle Elum Residence

Cowgirl Magazine

Tucked into the pines of Northern Washington, this home caught the eye of Cowgirl Magazine, in part, because of its unique location. While the surroundings are rustic, the home is a cozy, contemporary retreat with unique finishes that help it blend with the landscape. The design allows for lots of natural light and amazing views, through copious windows – many of which are oversized.

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Cle Elum Residence

This Washington home features a beautiful blending of stone, wood, and metal which are offset by modern white walls, clean lines, and specially-selected accents. Nestled into the hillside, the owners enjoy breathtaking views of the natural landscape below from nearly every room in the home.

Location: Washington

Size:3,034 sq. ft.

Awards: 2019 Timber Home of Distinction
NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Hailey Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studio

Georgetown Lake Residence

Big Sky Journal

Located on an idyllic Montana lake, this modern wood home is a perfect fit for a magazine that focuses on the beauty and character of Big Sky country. The use of natural materials such as timber framing, wood siding, and stone help secure the design to the landscape, while the open interiors and modern amenities allow for the most contemporary of lifestyles.

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Georgetown Lake Residence

This spectacular modern home cascades effortlessly with the landscape to provide unmatched views of the lake. Warm timber beams flow through the interior, opening the core of the home to a picturesque landscape beyond. In fact, nearly every room has access to a unique outdoor living space.

Location: Montana

Size:4,593 sq. ft.

Awards: 2018 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils 2017 BALA Gold Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Cascade Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Red Lodge Residence

Western Art and Architecture

One of the reasons this modern timber home caught the eye of Western Art & Architecture‘s publisher is because of how its staggered layout provides amazing views from every major interior space. Sitting atop a hill in Montana overlooking the family’s farmland, the house infuses natural timber hues and warm accents with open spaces and contemporary furnishings.

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Red Lodge Residence

This modern timber frame home is spread over a single level where almost every room has a spectacular view of the Montana landscape beyond. The mixture of warm wood tones, metal accents and sleek interior finishes combine in a design style we call Mountain Modern.

Location: Montana

Size:2,990 sq. ft.

Awards: 2016 Excellence in Timber Home Design NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Cascade Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studios

Bowling Green Residence

Log Cabin Homes

This award-winning handcrafted log home fits in perfectly with the pioneer spirit of Kentucky. Soaring cedar logs support the main section of the home creating a unique focal point in the shared living spaces. Amongst all the remarkable spaces, is the master bathroom, lined in log posts and beams, with a copper tub.

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Bowling Green Residence

The frontier history of Kentucky helped inspire this modern-day log home lodge.  In fact, each log in the home was hand-peeled with the same type of tools the pioneers would have used. These authentic details accentuate the rustic atmosphere within each room of this custom post and beam log home.

Location: Kentucky

Size:4,822 sq. ft.

Awards: 2017 Log Home of Distinction NAHB Building Systems Councils 2017 Design Detail – Silver Award BALA – Best in American Living

Structural Style: Handcrafted Log Post & Beam Home

Design Inspiration: Woodhaven Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Mountain Photographics, inc.

Windermere Residence

Log Home Living

A contemporary example of Log Home Living, this lake house in Canada was designed as the perfect vacation home. Views of the water are framed by glass panes encased in large-diameter log posts. Stone siding combines with log walls to provide a break in texture and color, while at the same time representing the natural materials that surround the home.

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Windermere Residence

This stately log home design features a combination of log walls, large-diameter log posts and stone to create a sense that the house was erected from the surrounding British Columbia landscape.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Size:4,494 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Log Home of Distinction – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber Home

Design Inspiration: Stoneridge Log Home Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Possum Kingdom Residence

Timber Home Living Annual Buyer’s Guide

Featured in the Buyer’s Guide of industry-leader Timber Home Living, this Texas timber frame home rose from the ashes of the owner’s previous lake house. Re-imagined with more open areas and the distinct beauty of timber framing, the tragedy of losing their original home was replace by the joy of building new memories together.

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Possum Kingdom Residence

The Texas spirit is evident in this custom timber frame home outside of Dallas. Authentic timber framing is the perfect accompaniment for the modern craftsman style design. Multiple gathering spaces and a wrap-around deck look out to the remarkable view of Possum Kingdom Lake. The Texas spirit is evident in this custom timber frame home outside of Dallas. Authentic timber framing is the perfect accompaniment for the modern craftsman style design.

Location: Texas

Size:6,189 sq. ft.

Awards: 2015 Timber Home of Distinction – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Structural Style: Timber Frame Home

Design Inspiration: Laurette Chateau Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Longviews Studios, Inc

Branchville Residence

Epic Log Homes

Destination America has featured three of our homes on their popular series Epic Log Homes. Their goal is to spotlight the most dramatic and unique log and timber homes across America, so we are thrilled that they have included us multiple times. This hybrid log and timber home in New Jersey showcases a contemporary approach to rustic timber home design, which M-T-N Design has been at the forefront of for over a decade.

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Branchville Residence

This hybrid log and timber frame home makes an epic first impression. Barrel trusses repeat through from the main living space and out onto the covered deck. The New Jersey home was designed to curve along the shore for optimal lake views.

Location: New Jersey

Size:6,150 sq. ft.

Structural Style: Hybrid Log & Timber

Design Inspiration: Crested Butte Floor Plan Concept

Photos By: Roger Wade Studio

Jackson Hole Residence

Epic Log Homes

Back in 2014, the first episode of Epic Log Homes featured this Jackson Hole Residence and it was so popular that we continue to get inquiries every time the episode airs. This is a stunning handcrafted log home which M-T-N designed as a modern-day version of iconic lodges found in the national parks of the American West.

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