Large, handcrafted logs and rustic design has always appealed to log home enthusiasts. However, some potential log home buyers do not want full log walls. The understated allure of the Post and Beam style is a great alternative to full log wall homes.
What is Log Post and Beam?
The Post and Beam style has vertical posts that support the beams and truss accents throughout a home’s interior. This style creates a structural and aesthetic alternative to utilizing full log walls.
Post and beam home designs still feature elements often found in handcrafted or milled log home designs. These elements include exposed cross beams, handcrafted posts, and a mixture of materials. Including these elements creates the mountain-style look prevalent in many complete handcrafted or milled log home designs.
Why is Post and Beam Style Appealing?
When couples are looking into building a log home, many do not know there are alternative options to building full log walls. The Post and Beam style provides structure and minimizes the amount of wood in the home while offering the rustic, mountain-style charm they seek in a log home design.
Other Benefits of Log Post and Beam Homes
Along with offering a unique design alternative, post and beam log homes have other advantages. They have faster build times. Post and beam style can also reduce building costs as compared to a traditional handcrafted log home.
Utilizing log posts and beams for structural or decorative accents also generates the ability to mix in other building styles. For instance, many of the post and beam homes designed by M.T.N Design, the in-house architectural design firm of PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes, include log walls as accents.
For more visual examples of Post and Beam style designs, visit PrecisionCraft’s Post and Beam Homes page. In addition, browse through some Post and Beam design concepts including:
- The Cedar Falls, 2-story, 3,385 square feet
- The Huntington, 2-story, 3,034 square feet
- The Truckee, 1-story, 1,565 square feet
- The Westcliffe, 2-story, 2,172 square feet