Q: What were the “must-haves” on your design list?A: I wanted an open concept layout because there is so much beauty in a log and timber house, and it allows you to appreciate that beauty from pretty much anywhere. I also wanted something around 2,000-square-feet with two to three bedrooms and lots of windows to take advantage of the site’s incredible views. An attached garage and a basement to finish-out eventually were also on my wish list.
Q: How did you want the home to feel?A: Rustic, rugged and comfortable.
Q: What was your guiding philosophy throughout the design process?A: Quality over quantity — it’s not about having excessive square footage. Also, because I plan to own this home for the rest of my life, having all of my essentials on the same floor was important. I didn’t want to have any living spaces that weren’t accessible.
Q: What were you were excited to include in the design?A: The three timber trusses that span the main living area. They are the driving force behind everything in the home. They drove the walls to be taller. They led to the 8-foot-high doors. We even extended the height of the cabinetry in the kitchen because of them.
Q: You nailed curb appeal. How did you do it?
Q: Tell us about a few of your home’s interesting design features?A: The laundry room access from the master walk-in closet and bathroom is pretty great. We have customers who are now using this floor plan as inspiration, and they all comment on the walk-in closet/laundry room access. There is also a pretty cool reading loft in the master suite and an awesome butler’s pantry just off the great room.
Q: Is there anything you would change or add in the future?
Join us on Zach’s Journey
Through 2019 and 2020, our “Dirt to Done” series will follow Zach’s road to hybrid log home ownership, from the delivery and erection of the shell to adding the final finishing touches to his log-and-timber forever home. See it all here.