This contemporary log cabin home plan is centered around a hexagonal great room with a woodstove. Panoramic views and sliders that open onto three-sided deck make this a perfect vacation home. There is also a full-sized kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, and utility room.
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Log home is surprisingly contemporary
If you thought log homes went out with Abe Lincoln, the Ridgeline's contemporary design may come as a delightful surprise. Stacks of peeled logs, punctuated by wide expanses of glass, form the exterior of this home. Corners are overlapped in the traditional scribe fit.
What's not traditional is the hexagonal shape and the bright interior. Every room is richly windowed and oriented to allow full appreciation of a view to the rear, be it lake, mountain range, river or canyon. At the back two sets of sliding glass doors in the great room open onto a wide, railed deck that wraps around three sides.
A pot-bellied wood stove on a hexagonal stone hearth is at the heart of the spacious vaulted great room. Exposed roof beams sweep up to a lofty central peak over the stove.
The kitchen is in the left wing, out of the great room but open to it. Range and oven face into the open space, across a long eating bar. For a small kitchen, this one has plenty of counter and cupboard space, and even a built-in dishwasher. Utilities are tucked into an alcove hidden by folding doors.
Both bedrooms are private, located on the far ends of the rectangular wings up front. The owners' suite has a large closet, linen storage and a private bathroom with an oversized shower. The second bedroom shares the main bathroom, which is outfitted with a combined tub and shower.
A railed, vaulted covered entry porch extends a warm welcome to family and guests. Coat closets and storage space are just inside the Ridgeline's front door.