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2012 Country’s Best Cabins Design Awards

From top plans all across the country, we highlight our favorites here.
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2012 Design Awards

By now, you’ve probably lived in a few different homes over the course of your lifetime, so you’ve likely figured out a number of design aspects you like as well as some you’d prefer to avoid. Maybe you’ve experienced the frustration of having your laundry room two floors away from your bedroom, or you’ve dealt with the trials of a too-cramped kitchen. And perhaps you’ve found that plenty of natural light is much more important to you than a large footprint, or you’ve discovered the joys of having a private patio right off your master bedroom.

It’s just as important to figure out the details as it is to decide on the big picture, such as how many bedrooms you’ll need, whether you want a one-level layout or multiple floors, and just how much square footage is really necessary for your lifestyle. To help you work it all out, we’ve reviewed 76 plans from top designers and highlighted our favorites in the Floor Plans & Design Guide 2012 from Country’s Best Cabins. However, with so many impressive entries submitted, we found it very difficult to only choose one winner for each category. Therefore, we’ve included additional information about the honorable mentions here.

Best Floor Plan Under 1,500 Square Feet
Winner: The Bosworth by R.C.M. Design Drafting
Square Footage: 1,461 (1,056 main, 405 upper)

Honorable Mention: The Feather River by Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Homes
Square Footage: 1,272 (1,020 main, 252 upper)

Best Floor Plan 1,500 to 2,500 Square Feet
Winner: Cottonwood by StoneMill Log & Timber Homes
Square Footage: 1,884 (1,884 main excluding garage)

Honorable Mention: The Warrior’s Retreat by Alexander Walker, Architect
Square Footage: 2,495 (1,758 main, 737 upper)

Best Floor Plan 2,500 to 4,000 Square Feet
Winner: The Foxley by Gravitas
Square Footage: 3,578 (2,219 main, 1,359 upper)

Honorable Mention: The Birch Bay by The Log Connection
Square Footage: 3,777 (2,511 main excluding garage, 1,266 upper)

Best Kitchen
Winner: Wild Turkey Lodge by Modern Rustic Homes, authorized distributor for Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes
Kitchen Square Footage: 360

Honorable Mention: Sonoma by Timber Block
Kitchen Square Footage: 190

Best Master Bedroom
Winner: Modified Beartooth by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes
Master Bedroom Square Footage: 238

Honorable Mention: The Fairmont by The Log Connection
Master Bedroom Square Footage: 335 (271 main, 64 closet)

Best Master Bathroom
Winner: Modified Rimrock by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes
Master Bathroom Square Footage: 98

Honorable Mention: Islander by Murray Arnott Design
Master Bathroom Square Footage: 148

Honorable Mention: The Saginaw by The Log Connection
Master Bathroom Square Footage: 134

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2 Responses

  1. I was disappointed that I could only look at the Honorable Mention designs.

    Barb LawsonJune 30, 2012 @ 5:45 pmReply
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