Hometime House by Maple Island Log Homes, Must See Floorplan!
The Hometime log house design from Maple Island Log Homes shows just how beautiful a log house can be. This home is one of the many log house designs from the company that operates out of Traverse City, Michigan. Maple Island Log Homes is one of the largest log home building companies creating handcrafted log houses. They have been designing and building log houses for over 35 years, and they've built houses all over the country in other countries too. They build wherever they are called and have build houses on mountains, hillsides, on lakes and out in the forest. The key to their beautiful homes is their highly skilled craftsmen. They keep their logs as natural as possible by doing all of the work by hand just like the time honoured methods teach. They don't mill their logs because this creates a more uniform log that starts to look a bit too manufactured. This is fine for those who would like a more modern look, but for those going for a natural, handcrafted log house look, the handcrafted way is the best option.
The logs they use are also carefully harvested and selected. Then, they have their bark peeled off, and they are dried out completely before they are hand peeled with a drawknife. The hand peeling reveals the natural beauty and rich colour of the wood as well as the unique wood grain patterns. Once a log house is ready to be built, the team of builders will build the home in their yard. They first preassemble the log house which can take about ten weeks to complete and then the entire home is taken down and packed up to be shipped to the building site. This makes for a faster build on the actual site. Their log houses can be reconstructed in only three days. They have built over 1,000 handcrafted residential and commercial structures and continue to grow that number. If you're looking for help with your own log home building project, their design team will be more than happy to get the process started for you and work with you every step of the way. Building a log house or cabin can be a very intense process, which is why it's so important to find a builder that will work with you and help you along the way. Good communication is also important, and Maple Island Log Homes keeps you informed and updated on the process of your log home build every step of the way.
This log house design is called the Hometime floor plan, and it's 2,650 square feet with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home has two levels, and the master bedroom is located on the upper level while the other two bedrooms are located on the main level. They are on one side of the house while the main living area is on the other which does give the bedrooms some nice privacy. The living room features space for a fireplace and enough room for furniture and a dining area just steps away. The kitchen is also just steps away from the dining area which creates a good flow in the floor plan. The home also features outdoor patio space to relax and enjoy the outdoors on. There are three porches or patios in the floor plan, and all of these would come with the log home package. This would be a great log house design for a family of four or five, but they also have larger floor plans going all the way up to 4,000 square feet or more.***
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