This is the final article in our series about the six architectural styles at PrecisionCraft. The intent behind this series has been to act as your guide through each design style. By including a touch of history, distinct architectural features, artist renderings, and photographs of completed homes, we hope this series has proved helpful as you consider your luxury log home or timber cabin.
Part One of this series explored Mountain Modern™ and Western Heritage home design styles. Part Two featured the French Country and Appalachian Legacy architectural collections. This article, Part III, introduces you to our newest architectural style, Cabin Refined™, and juxtaposes it with its larger cousin, Rustic Luxury™. For as much as these two styles have in common, they are separate collections for a reason.
Cabin Refined™ Architectural Style
Our newest architectural style is Cabin Refined™. Cabin Refined™ evolved over time as the degreed architects at our in-house firm, M.T.N Design, found themselves creating luxury mountain style homes with smaller layouts almost as often as they were designing residences with grander proportions. This demand is due, in part, to the “cozy cabin in the woods” idea as it is what often first inspires people to think about a log or timber home. Over time, homes with less than 2,500 square feet of liveable space and distinct architectural flair began to repeatedly emerge from the talented M.T.N Design team. The result was named Cabin Refined™ and a beautiful example is our Truckee conceptual floor plan.
At a modest 1,565 square feet of liveable space, the Truckee design uses post and beam construction with large handcrafted logs. This mixture, along with stone and vertical siding, provides a unique grandeur to this charming cabin. You can see it here.
Distinguished from the behemoths of Rustic Luxury™ by virtue of their smaller size, the Cabin Refined™ architectural style also differs by including several single level living plans, quaint outdoor spaces, and the aforementioned distinct architectural flair. Examples of the variety of unique architectural features include the layout of the Durango concept as the home wraps around its own patio and the Saratoga, whose layout provides three distinct living spaces.
One of our newest conceptual floor plans, Pagosa Springs, is part of the Cabin Refined™ collection. An elegant depiction of living well within a smaller space, the Pagosa Springs concept is a timber frame cabin surrounded on two sides by glass walls that open to a secluded patio. With its custom timber trusses and oasis of a master suite, Pagosa Springs is another exclusive concept from our staff at M.T.N Design. Browse the complete Cabin Refined™ collection here.
Rustic Luxury™ Architectural Style
PrecisionCraft clients who select Rustic Luxury™ as their architectural style, often refer to the large scale elements of this series as being what ultimately pushed it to the top of their lists. One stunning characteristic of our Rustic Luxury™ architectural style is the incorporated large-scale character logs. These character logs can measure up to 48” in diameter at their flared bases, and are used to make a breathtaking statement on the exterior or interior of a home.
The Rustic Luxury™ conceptual plans spark the discerning homeowner’s imagination not only through the use of these amazing large-scale log products, but through exquisite handcrafted, post and beam, timber frame artistry. A few examples include the seven hammer beam trusses of our Coeur d’ Alene Lodge concept, the 16” diameter handcrafted log walls of the Cumberland design, and the grandeur of the Big Sky’s curved turret, as seen below.
Additional design concepts in our Rustic Luxury™ series are deliberate in their intent to feature a blending of pastoral architecture with sumptuous living. Thus, clients have customized this exclusive collection of designs to include distinguishing spaces such as two master suites, private libraries, wine cellars, multiple garages, expansive entertainment areas, and much more.
Based on client preferences, the degreed architects at our in-house design firm, M.T.N Design, frequently incorporate custom window elements, outdoor kitchens, theater rooms, and butler’s pantries into these homes. Additionally, the Rustic Luxury™ collection has produced designs customized to over 20,000 square feet.
The overarching approach used for this distinct series of design concepts is one of moving a step beyond what was once thought impossible. When designing homes from the Rustic Luxury™ series, it is not enough to simply meet the expectations of a client, we must dare to defy what is possible. From their massive fireplaces and enormous decks and patios, to the astonishing footprint of the home itself as it sprawls over the landscape, these homes go beyond average expectations. These homes stun.
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel once said, “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” We think the same is true of Rustic Luxury™. If you have not already done so, you can view the complete Rustic Luxury™ collection here.
Whether you find yourself seeking a smaller home that still offers elegance like those in the Cabin Refined™ collection, or are drawn to a luxury home of colossal proportions like those in the Rustic Luxury™ series, you can be sure the professionals at M.T.N will delight in working with you.
Because PrecisionCraft offers its floor plan concepts as a starting point, all clients will work with our designers in one of two ways. First, clients can customize a plan of their choosing. Alternatively, other clients find themselves drawn to a style of architecture, opting for a fully custom design from our team, one that incorporates that same style. Regardless of how you define luxury mountain living, we will capture it in your PrecisionCraft home.