Photo by Rocky Mountain Log Homes
1. Include Large Windows in your Hybrid HomeWalls of windows are a log home staple, but this majestic home takes it to a whole new level. Huge panes of crystal clear glazing create a seamless transition between indoors and out.
2. Incorporate Stone into Your Design
Forget stone columns — this hybrid stunner boasts massive interior rock walls! The varying shades of fieldstone accentuate the tones of the wood flooring, the home’s random-width square log walls and the timber accents.
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3. Add Some Hybrid CharmStraight from a storybook, this house masterfully employs an array materials, and the result is nothing short of charming. Steeply pitched rooflines set the stage for cedar shakes, board-and-batten and stone, capped off by dramatic log trusses.
4. Stay Traditional with Timber FramesAdding timber frame elements to a log home is one of the most natural of all hybrid designs.
5. Keep a Low ProfileOutside, the home pictured above is long and lean. The blonde tones of the timber-framed entry create vivid contrast against the medium-brown of the vertical log walls. Barn-red carriage-style garage doors add a colorful punch.
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