Rustic Hybrid Log Home

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.

Rustic kitchen

This next photo is taken in the great room and shows more interior half log. So far, this home looks like a log home right? Well, check out the next photo.Fireplace and interior log

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.

Hybrid log home

The upper gables have cement board shakes on them to add contrast. It makes a great look!

Rustic home

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.

Four season porch on rustic home

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.

Happy Fourth of July

Hello and thanks for stopping by. Somehow the Fourth of July got here in a hurry! Hopefully you are having a great day with friends and family. With this hot weather it is easy to say things have really heated up around here but it has been and will be a busy summer as Minnesota log home builders. We just wrapped up a cabin remodel and have a couple of log home projects soon to start and have plans being drawn for other log cabins to be started later this year or early next spring. As log home builders in Minnesota and Wisconsin we offer both half log and full log construction but we have seen a trend the last couple of years leaning towards half log construction. Researching log homes can be confusing and it is a big decision. ¬†Full log is the perfect style for some while half log makes sense for others. We try to stay out of the argument but will sit down and discuss both options with you and help you make the decision that is right for you. There are some great half log products out there and when the project is done you won’t be able to tell if it is half log or full log construction.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit our blog and website and let us know if you have any questions regarding log homes.