If the idea of a log home plan brought to mind pioneer housing and the wild west, the Ridgeline - a contemporary log house plan, will be a welcomed surprise. The exterior is very traditional, stacked peeled logs and an array of glass surround this home while corners overlap in a traditional log home manner.
Once inside the Ridgeline, this hexagonal home plan is filled with natural light and modern conveniences. Designed to take in a view off the back of the home, each room is richly windowed and arranged to enjoy the view whether that is a river, mountain range or lake. The rear wall of the vaulted great room is a set of sliding doors that when opened completely expand the living area to the expansive deck which wraps around three sides of the home.
When the days get a little shorter and the nights a bit colder, a central wood stove placed on a stone hearth warms and brightens the great room. Exposed roof beams soar up towards the lofty vaulted peak over the wood stove.
To the left of the great room is the kitchen. While it is to the side of the great room it is connected and opened to the dining space and only separated by a peninsular eating bar. For a kitchen of this size, it is filled with plenty of counter and cabinet space. Across from the kitchen is a closet which houses the washer and dryer along with some additional cabinet storage.
Both bedrooms are private and are located in different wings. The owners' suite fills the right wing and has its own bathroom complete with an oversized shower. The other bedroom shares its bathroom with the rest of the house and is outfitted with a combination tub/shower.
The railed, covered porch adds a welcoming touch to the front of this lodge-style home plan. Coat closets or additional storage space are just inside the double door to the entry.