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

An uncommonly-shaped lot was the catalyst for this custom home design that will eventually overlook Tahoe. The home's layout was designed from the ground up, using the natural slope of the land and the homeowners' desire to have the master suite on the main floor. To achieve the 'Mountain Contemporary Rustic Style' requested, a combination of milled logs and timber were used to frame this one-of-a-kind home.

Location: California

Square Footage: 3,267 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

This unique modern timber frame home design sits perfectly in its environment on a sloped lot near the ski valley in Taos, New Mexico. The existing driveway cut became the ground floor which includes the garage and a walkout basement. Three distinct levels create views from every room and outdoor space that would not be possible with a simpler one or two-story design.

Location: New Mexico

Square Footage: 3,487 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

A metal roof and simple timber frame trusses on this Colorado ranch timber frame home design pay tribute to Colorado's mining history while the use of dormers and secondary roof lines give the impression that the home has expanded over time. On the interior, hammer beam trusses with metal tie rods continue the rustic feel found in old Western log and timber homes.

Location: Colorado

Square Footage: 2,774 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

The future owner of this custom timber frame home came to M.T.N Design wanting a new home, but not a new location. He decided to move the existing home to a new location on the property to allow his new home to take advantage of the panoramic views of the Virginia mountains. The result is a home that fits with the location's history and includes a copious amount of outdoor space to enjoy the landscape.

Location: Virginia

Square Footage: 3,552 sq. ft.

custom mountain design a
custom mountain design b

About the project

Sharp angles, geometric window groupings, concrete, and timber give this home design impeccable style that stands out on the client's waterfront property. The timber frame offers a connection to the home’s forested coastline location while providing a modern, open layout. Details, like the kitchen's pass-through window to the outdoor kitchen and 1,880 sq. ft. deck, cater to the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest.

Location: Washington

Square Footage: 4,400 sq. ft.