We get a fair amount of inquiries about rustic hybrid homes. That can be a pretty broad description being so many materials and styles can be incorporated in the plan. The interior usually consists of a mix of wood such as knotty pine and also some drywall. We recently completed one that used some rustic peeled half log on the interior of the home as well. Exterior can range from half log siding that is either round or flat, cedar siding and/or shakes to cement board and some exterior stone. A rustic hybrid home is an excellent way to achieve the coziness of a log cabin without using a lot of log. Some people feel there can be “too much log” in a log home but yet want to maintain some of the appeal of log in their plan.
I wanted to get this blog up with some recent photos of our latest project that we finished this past spring. Landscaping is still underway and soon grass will be growing. The first photo shows the mix of interior log, knotty pine and drywall in the kitchen with hardwood floors accenting the mix of interior wood.
Below you can see the exterior isn’t log or half log. The exterior is cement board on this home. Notice the extra wide over hang. It makes a great covered sidewalk and grilling area.
The upper gables have cement board shakes on them to add contrast. It makes a great look!
Here is a photo of their four season porch with T&G knotty pine on the walls and ceilings. This is a heated space and can be used all year.
Rustic hybrid homes are a great way to go to still get a rustic home without too much log and can save a bit on building costs as well. For more information on rustic hybrid homes give us a call or email.