A Farmhouse-Style Retreat That Will Make You Want to Leave the City for Good (Click for Floor Plan)

This classic log living with loft is a country log home where you can start making treasured memories with family and friends. The 1,846 square foot log home has 1,356 square feet on the main floor, 490 square feet on the second floor, and a front porch with 376 square feet. The log home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so it's comfortable for a family to stay in with room to spare. The split log siding and rustic balustrade create some country charm with this farmhouse-style log retreat. On the main level of the log home is an open living area that features a natural stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling that have exposed rough-sawn beam and brackets. Next to the living area is a good sized kitchen and dining area that complement the living room and share in the coziness of the fireplace. The main floor also has a master bedroom with full sized bathroom and another bedroom with hall bath completes the main floor. On the second level, you will find a spacious loft that can be used for extra sleeping space or as a hobby/recreation area, along with a full bathroom.

You will find this loft log home and much more on the Architectural Designs site. The company has been selling quality pre-drawn log home plans and house plans for over 40 years. On the website, you will find log home plans and home plans from over 200 architects and residential building designers from across North America and beyond. The site adds to their portfolio on a daily basis, so you can always find new plans to look at. The log home floor plans come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and architectural styles and are suitable for all types of budgets. You will find everything from small starter homes and log cabins to one-of-a-kind luxury log homes. You also have the freedom of modifying any of their log home floor plans to better suit your needs. You can also try their exclusive cost estimating service called QuikQuote. This easy to use report tells you how much it will cost to build a specific log home floor plan in a specific zip or postal code anywhere in North America. The report is prepared by their staff and breaks down the costs into major categories. And a bonus of the report is that it allows you to adjust the settings of the log home to incorporate any changes you plan to make, at no additional cost, once you get it. The report comes by email and has access to the online tool used to create it so you can modify the plan to match changes you want to make to the house plan. Architectural Designs is a privately owned company by Joel and Jon Davis, who have been in business for over 40 years.

Selecting the log home floor plan is just one step in the building process. The piece of land that you are going to build your log home is another of the exciting choices, you will make. You will want to use a Realtor so that any hidden problems can be uncovered. You also want to know if you can build on the land, and what permits are needed. You will want to know the difference between a raw piece of property and one that is developed, and the pros and cons of each. Once you know that you can build on a piece of land, you will then have to think about the view, privacy, convenience and the location of your log home build. When it comes to purchasing your piece of property for your log home build, it should represent approximately 15 to 20 percent of your total budget.

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