M.T.N Design - Designs on the Boards

On the Boards

Topography, lifestyle, elevations and view corridors are just a few of the aspects your M.T.N degreed architect will contemplate as they work with you one-on-one during the design process for your timber or log home design. Here is a glimpse behind the scenes of some of our current "On the Boards" projects. Will your project be next?

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

Three different designs were used as inspiration for this custom timber home. One home provided the inspiration for the basement layout, another plan was the basis for the main floor, and another design helped shape the overall look of the rear elevation. And all of these elements had to work together within the property's designated building radius. The initial result is a unique plan that, according to the clients, "meets our vision better than we would have believed you could do on a first try".

Location: Montana

Square Footage: 4,359 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

A current project, located in Washington state, included the added challenge of designing within existing site infrastructure. The home began to take shape within the space using a bubble diagram. From there, a detailed sketch evolved which indicated key features the homeowners found most important. This led to the initial layout and design concept that features the home within the setting of their property.

Location: Washington

Square Footage: 3,696 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

For this project, our design team was challenged to create a look that paid homage to the historic architecture of Montauk, while incorporating modern roof lines and expansive outdoor living spaces. While the clients used the Brighton as their modern design inspiration, they opted for round log post and beam, instead of timber framing.

Location: New York

Square Footage: 3,448 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

Key functionality needs and an amazing view of Mount Rainier were driving forces during the design process. Inspired by our single-level Cascade concept, with plenty of view-capturing windows, the layout began to come to life. The client chose lower ceilings for a more cozy feel, but still utilized the open timber layout to help meet ADA needs. An additional 1,008 sq. ft. wing was incorporated for dog boarding and a caretaker room.

Location: Washington

Square Footage: 3,636 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

The Clearwater floor plan concept was the perfect starting point for this timber cabin design, waiting to be built near water in historic Lake Placid, New York. The exterior was envisioned with rustic cladding, while the interior will feature drywall surfaces and authentic timber framing.

Location: New York

Square Footage: 2,769 sq. ft.