How do you design a beautiful Log house.
Log house are so beautiful, that it captivates me and behold my imaginations. They come in many forms and colors with an enticement for welcome. Every time I design a Log house it gives me great satisfaction to look at it and gives me great contentment of a sense of accomplishment. Don’t believe my word visit my site for view at http://www.sda-architect.com for Log house designs.
The 10 Rules in designing Log House and 10 things you need to know , read on below.
Let your heart dictates the Log house floor plan and the layout.
Let a great prominent Architect -Andrew Jackson Downing (writing in the Horticulturist, 1848) say what de designs best, “Do not build your dwelling like temples, churches or cathedrals. Let them be characteristically, dwelling house. Let the cottage be a cottage.”
The Log house floor plan don’t have to be ornamented with architectural facades, special doors, window or architectural pediments features and lastly avoid church like features like high pitched roofs or Stain glass window. Make it simple and use the natural logs to come out best by using shapes & forms of a simple house.
Modern house floor plans are in opposite other end of Log House floor plans. The spaces in Log houses are limited to small spans (distances between walls) unlike conventional house. You could use big spans log house but only with an extra premium cost.
Use simple porches, verandas, simple bay window, and simple doors, as it is most natural existence of these elements, that brings honesty to the cottage , a rustic feeling to the cottage and enhances value to your house.
Use a porch to lead to the main entrance, not directly leading into the house without a porch.
Step roofs allow the snow in the temperate and rain in the tropic to fall of naturally and this keeps the load of the roof and more ever gives aesthetics to the Log house.
Place the kitchen in the primary position –In the Front of the house as this in keep to the traditions of the Log house cottage ambiance.
Your cottage may be located near a river, sea side, pond, mountain height, or by a simple brook. Use these features into your cottage house plan aggressively integrating then into your architectural layout.
Avoid rich colors, use plain white where necessary or use stains where the material in its most natural colors are seen to keep iwth the traditions of a Log house, any departure would make the Log house as a modern ambiance .
Avoid large homes to keep the maintenance low and the ambiance of the cottage recreated with little upkeep. As the natural stones, and timbers need no cleaning but rather looks better in its natural existence.
See my website for some brilliant ideas for log homes and cottages home- http://www.sda-architect.com Keep the small layout open floor plan that will make it cozy and comfortable.
The landscape is the most important feature-
iii) the foot paths,
iv) the wine and its flowers-A home integrated well with the Forest in the Forest Trail*
v) the integrating of trees landscape, soft landscape with the natural forest, mountain or even the rocks of the water flow with the Log house floor plan creates the best setting.
The natural setting will draw the little birds, the butterflies, and the squirrels to rest in your patios, terraces and the verandas.
Keeping to these rules will help to achieve the dream house plans for your cottages designs.check out other house floor plans …
Look out for some great design of Log Houses at http://www.sda-architect.com, enjoy! call them for Architect’s advice if you have need help.
Prepared by Green Architect Net Zero Energy Building Architect Perumal Nagapu;shnam
1* pg 98 The New Cottage Home by Jim Tolphin