Log Cabin Blueprints & House Floor Plans
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Log house plans are great. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a lakefront home or a mountain retreat. The beautiful wooden finishes will ensure you have a space you never want to leave.
Do you want a small, simple log house? Would you rather build a 2-story or 3-story mansion? By using the filters on this page, you can choose the number of bedrooms you want. You can also use filters such as the square footage. On top of that, you can indicate what style you want. For log houses, our ranch-style category is very popular. Some are L-shaped, some are rectangular. It all comes down to your individual preferences.
Log and cabin homes are very popular on our platform. There are a bunch of other features we also get asked about, such as:
|Features to consider|
|With porch||6 bedroom||Small ranch|
|Walkout basement||Small, with a garage||With basement|
These creations may have the outer, historical appeal while having luxurious amenities inside. We see many users being very intrigued by the option of having a wrap-around porch.
You can also explore customizing the house plans by contacting our support staff. You may have found yourself a specific design that is 95% perfect. Have an architect adapt it to become the perfect log cabin for you.
The prairie style is a type of Craftsman house characterized by being low and flat. They are often single-story homes. They have very distinct horizontal lines, and some are very modern in their look. The flat, distinctive lines complement the landscape where they are built.
These homes have low-pitched roofs and clustered roofs. With a distinct but secluded entrance, they’re majestic designs. We have many different prairie-style options with their open floor layout.
Unlike the Tuscan ones, their style did not originate in Europe but was an architectural creation in the Midwest. It was very likely due to their lack of prairie landscape in Europe. Frank Lloyd is credited for being the architect who gave prairie-style houses the name they have today.
They will also use earthy materials that go well with the prairie landscape. Wide porches and distinctive features are part of the traditional prairie look. Enjoy their elaborate masonry.
You may not be the biggest fan of modern or mid-century homes. Duplexes with garages conveniently placed in the middle are also not your style. You want something different. You want something a little raw.
With the page dedicated to rustic options, you have come to the right place. Are you looking to put it on the side of a mountain? Do you want to make it your coastal retreat? There are many great options to choose from.
Perhaps you’re a person who loves going hiking. It wouldn’t feel completely right if you come back to something too modern at night. It doesn’t accurately reflect your feeling when you’re in your element. Being surrounded by small streams and enjoying nature requires a rustic house.
This specific house style will wow your senses and make you feel at one with nature. There’s something idyllic about the mountains you won’t get if everything feels too polished. The majestic flora should be enjoyed with exposed wooden beams. The view should overlook both mountains and a lake if possible. We also encourage you to check out all the post and beam designs posted on the site.
We’re here to help you find the right designs that capture that rustic vibe.
Are you looking for the right chalet to live out your mountain dreams? It can give you that getaway place. Are you escaping the bustling sounds of the city to a more quiet place?
The word “chalet” will think about those Swizz mountain retreats. Beautiful wood and sloping roofs are a must.
It is exactly the inspiration we’re hoping these house plans may invoke in your home building.
We’d be surprised if you don’t find a great log cabin on here. However, many homes can be adapted in style to look great on the side of a mountain. We also suggest checking out the designs classified as both cabins and cottages. Otherwise, you may have had more luck going there if you didn’t find your getaway here.
Chalets are a testament. They’re a statement. Just because you’re building a rectangular home does not mean it has to be visually boring. You may get inspired to make sure it has that wrap-around porch you always wanted.
Be ready to get inspired by those overhanging eaves. You’ll be spending a lot of your free time in the future!
Cabins have a certain charm that traditional rectangular homes do not. This page is dedicated to honoring that cabin adventure. Are you already imagining yourself in a hot tub?
Cabins come in a range of different sizes depending on your various needs. Are you looking for a medium-sized 1,400 square foot cabin? Would you rather have something more extravagant with 7 bedrooms? That way, you can invite a massive group every time you go hiking. Is it crucial that your cabin has a wrap-around porch? It allows you to sit outside no matter the time of the day. The weather could come along and ruin your porch adventures.
Whether you want a large or a small cabin, we have plans. When you think of a cabin, you often think of traditional log homes. Still, your options are not limited to those. There are also many modern ones among our vast selection. We’re adding more mountain retreats every day.
Suppose you’re not finding the cabin you want, great for you! Maybe you see one that you think has a lot of potentials. There’s a significant chance they can be modified if your cabin needs alterations.
While modern houses maybe for some people, it’s not for all. We have also created this page that aggregates all the historic homes you can find here.
What characterizes older-looking, historic homes? They have a certain charm and nostalgia not offered by more modern ones. It’s an architectural class of its own. You’ll find architects that solely focus on creating the designs for such houses. You won’t get the sharp edges of some newer homes. Some of them even have wrap-around porches as well.
Other styles may go out of fashion as the winds turn, but this one won’t. Historic buildings have stood the test of time and will provide a home for your family for years. Materials are usually chosen that complement the desired feel, creating timeless designs.
They do not just come in one style. They can have various features resembling classic Ranch-style options or open floor plans. Some historic homes are made out of logs built on a mountain.
Victorian designs may not be quite as popular as they used to be. They started popping up in the 1820s, going into the early 1900s. It is still one of the styles we get asked about a lot. We have dedicated this section to Victorian wonders for that reason, giving them the attention they deserve. These historically-inspired designs tower steep roofs and bays. They also have eyebrow windows. They have so many features you won’t find in modern designs.
We’re proud to say that we are committed to increasing our repertoire of this magnificent style. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to bring an old house style back? We want to provide you with the kind of service that will make your building project successful.
We also have our mansion plans if you’re after something with unique curb appeal. Are those out of your budget? The Victorian designs are the ones to look out for.
The Georgian colonial-style houses featured are one of the most popular revival subtypes in colonial architecture. They can be found in many places throughout the country. They’re especially popular in the New England area. Cape Cod and traditional colonial architecture are still popular there as well.
The newer Georgian-inspired designs are often less detailed facades than the earlier versions. While it takes away from their appeal, it’s done to make them more affordable. It has also helped make them more widely available. Usual homes would have 5 windows across the facade of the second floor. In comparison, the lower floor would have just 4 windows. A door is placed underneath the main window at the top.
The style may have been revived around the 1900s. The Colonial Revival houses were already significantly more modest by the 1920s. This meant fewer details to make them more affordable.
The traditional Georgian homes were more true in creating symmetry and proportion while providing balance. The later models would be less stringent in pursuing those ideals. Many of them will additionally have two chimneys, one on each side of the house. They are often either white or red. Made of brick, while having a stately appeal to them, they’re a force to be reckoned with.
These are majestic creations that are sure to stand the test of time. Some people love being unusual in the architecture they put on the side of a mountain!
Plantations may have a bad reputation because of their associations. It is undeniable the architecture of Southern plantation-style homes commands a level of respect. They have beautiful symmetrical appearances with massive white pillars.
Wrap-around porches may look impressive. However, they do not have much going for them compared to the plantation-styled homes. These are not your triplex buildings built to be rented out for as much rental income as possible. No, these are mansions in themselves. They are made to impress.
They were originally made possible by the rise in wealth in the South. They now look majestic in how they present themselves.
Not only do they have impressive porches. They also have balconies where you can sit and enjoy the morning view. Beautiful French doors and arched windows are common features to find in these creations.
Fine amenities and gorgeous design are combined in a way only a few can create them. They have a certain historical and old appeal that you won’t get from a Mid-century modern home.
Even if you are building a wooden building, you must consider many factors. One factor to consider is the number of floors that you want.
You can go in either direction you want. We have found our users seem to be interested in the 1.5-story design. It makes it very easy for you to include multi-purpose rooms. With this option, you can easily get high ceilings in the living room. You can do so without having them in the room you will be sleeping in. It’s a type of design that provides a lot of openness. Your standard single-story or 2-story design won’t have the same high ceilings!
Small or big?
You may like the beauty of bigger, more luxurious places. They may not always be the best in terms of what you are trying to achieve. If you are building as your retreat, you may be looking for a smaller house instead. Smaller homes have a lot of benefits. For one, they’re significantly cheaper to build. Still, you will also have a lot less maintenance to have to worry about. This can be especially nice if you aren’t planning on living in it full-time.
The good news is that you can easily use the filters to choose the size you are looking for specifically. Ready to save yourself time on maintenance by finding a smaller design?
More modern or more classic?
You may be building something out of wood. You’re not necessarily forced to have to give it a more traditional look. You may just like the modern look better for a home.
The number of bedrooms and bathrooms
How many bedrooms you will need will depend on what you are trying to use the space for. Suppose you use it as the retreat you go to a couple of times per year. You may not be too concerned with whether you choose to have 3 or 4 bedrooms. A decision like that can be what ends up bothering you. You don’t want to stay there every day if you don’t like the house. The same goes when you have to choose the number of bathrooms.
If you live in a house full time, you may prefer your bathroom and the master bedroom. If you go to the mountains to get away with your spouse, it may not matter. Having a private bathroom isn’t a big priority. After all, you will be the only ones using it anyway.
There is a time and a place where you might be looking to build a duplex or a triplex. The chances are that is not currently the case. We have tried pairing you with the options we believe are most relevant for you.
Log cabins are great! They usually have a specific style, but you can build them with various features. Some of those features include mother-in-law suites and double garages.
|Special factors to consider|
|With mother-in-law suite||Double garage||Daylight basement|
Why you will come to love choosing the log cabin
A properly built log cabin is not just one that adds charm. It can be a place you will come to love for many years to come. Whether you choose to use it mainly when you want to get away from the big city is your choice. Maybe you’re building a place you can retire in. Be sure you make the right choices as you’re building.
Typical features of an old log cabin may be missing some of the features we have come to love today. The last couple of decades has changed many home styles. Newly built wonders will have all the features on the inside that your heart desires. Is it a modern kitchen that you want to have installed? Even if other parts may be rustic, you can easily include modern components.
Are you building a sizeable log home? Is iter a smaller log cabin? You still have to figure out the important features you want to include in the project. It’s possible to build an extensive wooden mansion. The ones featured on this page tend to be slightly more modest. You may not have the space to build an interior bowling lane or an impressive swimming pool.
There are still features that predominantly define what a log cabin looks like. Some of these include an impressive amount of wood. They also have an unparalleled rustic feel. It does not mean you can’t adjust some of the finishes to meet your expectations.
Ensure that you are bringing in large amounts of natural light. It lets you bring out the best parts of the wooden colors. Many of the designs are made to ensure a lot of natural light is allowed to enter. It’s a feature that can easily be neglected in the mountains if trees surround homes. You’ve probably walked into a home before, not realizing why it felt unwelcoming. It felt so is often because of the lack of natural light. We want to ensure that when you’re building this log beauty. You won’t end up feeling like you made a mistake after completing construction.
Although you are building a log beauty, it doesn’t mean you are giving up the luxury you want. These log homes can have the same amenities as other designs. You and your family must sit down and make sure that you figure out what’s important to you. Why is it that you are building this space? Are you planning on moving into this mountain retreat year-round? Is it rather a place you plan to go on occasion? The answer to these questions will heavily influence the blueprints you look at. Which one are you considering purchasing?
When people think of a log house, they usually think of cozy and calm surroundings. Without thinking about the lifestyle you are trying to have, it’s hard to say. You may not end up choosing the design that accomplishes what it is you’re trying to achieve. Figure out if you’re getting an entertainer’s log house or a more scraped version.
Consider if you’re building something that gets severe weather during the winter months. Maybe the weather is milder instead. You must take the climate into account when you are choosing the design. That assumes that you have already bought the plot of land you’re building on. If not, you can buy the plot of land that best serves the purpose. Suppose you are planning on entertaining a lot of guests in this cabin. You will probably want several months of great weather. It’s important to make sure there are the necessary bedrooms. Also, makes sure there is an adequate number of a bathroom. For your suburban 3-story home, you’d also want the right number of bedrooms. You want to be able to accommodate everyone who will be staying there. You may be able to have someone sleep on a couch for brief periods. You’ll soon regret not building a sufficiently big place if you’re always a bedroom short. Finding people sleeping on the couch is only fun for so long.
Promoting an active lifestyle
You might otherwise be tucked away in your suburban Mediterranean home for most of the year. Drinking one too many glasses of red wine seems to be a common trend. It is easy to start neglecting your health. It is easy not to forget that we are fundamentally a species used to living in nature. We are reminded that we should be more active every week. It is still easy to push it aside and leave that project for another day. It is easy to say that you will start that gym membership you talked about the last year. Yet, you always end up doing nothing about it.
It may be tempting to build a space that has a pool if you live in the suburbs. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and going for a hike with a view of the mountains. Building a log cabin is a sizeable financial commitment but a huge opportunity. It puts you in a great position to do something about those health goals.
Log homes can be built in many variants and styles, here are just some of them.
|Styles to consider|
We truly appreciate everyone who chooses to buy their blueprints through us. We also want to ensure you have found the design that works best for you and your family. Good luck with your log cabin adventures!