Thursday, September 11, 2008

Favorite Log Home Floor Plan

When Greg and I first started dreaming about our log home, I used to review the floor plan books constantly. I would sketch what I wanted on paper or superimpose a plan I found on paper and then mark my changes. I would picture myself in each room and think about what I wanted versus what I needed. Of course, what we could afford was always the deciding factor!

I knew I wanted large bathrooms, the traditional loft, an open floor plan with the kitchen/dining/living room area and a wall of windows looking onto a lake.

Homes are such an emotional investment and we all have our own ideas on what completes our "nest." For you log home dreamers - or even if you're not, I posted some of my favorite floor plans from Hiawatha Log Homes. Take a look and tell me which one(s) are your favorite and why. Is there a plan you like but something you would change to fit your needs/tastes?






























This is the plan Greg and I had originally decided upon and then at the last moment decided the Tall Timbers was for us.


















































































This is our log home. We modified the interior floor plan and added a walk-out basement.




































9 comments:

Sandy said...

Interesting to see these and I think our choice was best.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I like the Norway. Only I would need a larger master bath with a seperate shower and tub...
Penny

SandyVTW said...

Nice choices, I like something about all of them.

Rick and Dianne said...

Oh my Gosh...

Looking over these plans will keep me busy for days!

You bring back the days where Rick and I did the same thing (pouring over the floor plan books) moving rooms, bumping out walls, moving interior spaces)...

And to this day, even though our choice is made, and there is no going back now, I still enjoy visualizing from plans. And making changes in all of them...

LOL...maybe I should be designing log homes as a second career

And yes, there were plans out there that might have given us everything we wanted, but the sad fact of reality was (in the end) that we had to give up square footage in order to meet the budget. *big sigh*

Still, I'm going to have a ball looking at the plans you posted! I just hope I don't find anything I like better.

You are giving me hours of enjoyment here...Thanks Shell!

Rick and Dianne said...

Hey there...I'm back again! And I love your new feed feature! I've wanted to add either a counter or other type of gadget so I can tell how many people actually visit the blog. Looks like you have done your homework...any suggestions?

Oh, and I'm going over the plans you posted...and once again I'm lengthening walls and making 2 bedrooms into one large one. I have medium claustrophobia, which is one of the reasons I've always loved the cathedral ceilings of log homes, the open floor plan of the downstairs living space and the openness of the loft area.

Again...love these plans!

Shellmo said...

Sandy - glad you like my tall timbers!

Penny - oh now you got me thinking for the next log home - a large master bath....

Sandy - You're right - you can always find something appealing!

Dianne - I've unleashed the monster and kindred spirit in you (I am the same way - I look at these floor plans again and think - oh maybe I should've done that, or maybe I'll do this in the next one...) You're already a pro though! Also - if the feedjit doesn't appeal to you, you can also put "google analytics" on your site to track the exact numbers.

Jen said...

I'm partial to the Heritage. The
dormers and a covered porch are to my liking...gee I wonder why.
With your water view, you made a good choice.

Shellmo said...

Jen - you have a great covered porch from the photos I've seen! In my next log home - if there is one - I gotta have one!

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