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Enjoy the look and feel of your new Prefab Timber Home

We spend more time in our homes than most any place. Make a statement and enjoy the beauty of a rustic timber home by Logangate Timber Frame Homes. Our timber frame cabin kits allow for expansive vaulted rooms with the warmth of douglas fir timbers. Most timber companies use lessor pine or similar tongue and groove but Logangate ups it one more by providing 2×6 Douglas Fir tongue and groove. Thus all of our ceilings are entirely Douglas fir creating a dramatic and beautiful environment. Douglas Fir is not only beautiful, but it is also the strongest softwood available. Strength and Beauty – what a combination for your Timber Frame Home!

Cantilevered Home

Cantilevered Home

Difficult terrain can be challenging to build on. The pedestal Home by Logangate Timber Homes has the unique ability to cantilever 10-12 feet in all four directions. Steeply sloped lots are now buildable because the pedestal home requires only a small foundational footprint. Less foundation, especially on a steep lot, means dramatic cost savings on your foundation and final timber home build. Not only do you get a unique Cantilevered Home but you also can enjoy the beauty of a Timber Frame Home. We offer Classic and Contemporary Pedestal home and Timber frame kits to accommodate anyone’s style and taste as well as offer wide range of plans with different square foot parameters.
Post & Beam Cabins

Post & Beam Cabins

Our Post and Beam style utilizes a post in the wall that supports the Douglas Fir rafter coming down on that point load. Our rafters are 4’ on center thus we typically grow or shrink the floor plans in 4’ increments. We also offer a fully exposed loft floor system using the same Douglas Fir that you would see in the ceiling. Capturing your views is most critical. Our Timber Frame Kit designs do just that. True Timber Home designs do not have attics therefore our clerestories are just that, clear and open which allows us to design glass all the way to the ceiling.
PreFab Timber Frame Home Kit

PreFab Timber Frame Home Kit

Logangate Timber Homes is a Hybrid Timber Home company. We stick build the walls and pre-install the windows all in our plant, that process is call panelization. With our table jigs we are able to build the walls with much tighter tolerances than if they were built in the field. We pre-cut and sand all the timbers and pull all the material you would need to dry in your new home. You can say Timber Frame Kit Home or Prefab Timber Frame Kit Home, but the technical term is Panelized Post and Beam Home. That is what we do.
Stay on Time and on Budget

Stay on Time and on Budget

With a Logangate Timber Frame home, your package or kit costs are know up front and will not change. No onsite delays with a Panelized prefab timber frame kit. Delivered on time and erected in days not months. Quick erection time eliminates unwanted exposure to the elements, no waste and less chance of theft. Just a better way to build.
Quality is our Signature

Quality is our Signature

For over 50 years we have be providing the highest quality Post and Beam homes delivered throughout the country. We have stood the test of time with hard work, excellent service, and providing an exceptional home with exceedingly high value. I welcome you to explore and hope you give us the opportunity to be a part of your dream home journey.

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The Top Four Modern Mountain Cabin Designs

Owning a cabin in the mountains and being at one with nature has an array of benefits. For one, living in this elevated state enhances your quality of life, improving both your mental health and physical health.

Provided you’ve made the decision to either purchase a vacation home or permanent residence in the mountains, there’s plenty to be excited about.

But you’ll want to ensure your home is designed to maximize the environment you’ll be living in. Fortunately, this article will highlight four of the top cabin designs for you to consider.

 

Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #1: Post and Beam Homes

Modern post and beam home designs incorporate interior and exterior spaces into the surrounding mountain environment. This technique ensures the structure blends with the terrains, textures, and colors in the area, nestling you in the natural, rustic beauty.

Another standout characteristic in these designs is the towering timbers, offering warm, rustic vibes.

There are also no attics, meaning the ceilings are vaulted all the way to the roof, offering an open, freeing, and spacious feeling. 

These home designs use authentic 4×8 douglas fir timbers and 2×6 douglas fir tongue and groove material. Together, the materials provide structural function and aesthetic form. The woody tones are pleasing to the eye and also help enhance focus and creativity.

Furthermore, post and beam homes at Logangate are a top modern cabin design because of the versatility offered in our kits.

For example, you can either put drywall or something else (potentially more “outdoorsy”) on the walls. The studs are exposed to the inside when the homes are built, giving you nothing but choices. 

Find out more about Logangate’s post and beam homes designs by clicking here.

 

Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #2: Pedestal Timber Homes

Learning about modern cabin designs isn’t as complicated as it might seem at first.

One general rule is that sloping, steep lots need small foundations, but that doesn’t need to impact the home’s overall size. That notion is crystal clear when purchasing a pedestal timber home, namely when it’s built with Logangate’s sure hands.

Perfected in 1978, the pedestal timber home cantilevers at 10 ft in all four directions off a small foundation. 

While a smaller foundation cuts down costs, the vertical pedestal layout adds to the overall square footage. 

To the above points, these homes go all the way up to 3,600 square ft at Logangate, starting at 1,000 square ft. 

Most crucial to the design, and a signature in our homes, is the volume of Douglas Fir in the ceilings. The warmth and coziness are an ideal contrast to all the vertical space and openness within Logangate’s pedestal timber homes. 

An abundance of Energy Star certified windows provides plenty of natural light, enveloping you in the outdoors even when you’re inside. 

Better yet, there’s the possibility of having Passive Solar designs, which restrict heat in the summer and increase the temperature come winter. 

Pedestal timber homes can be built on flood plains and steep slopes, helping your home blend in no matter the terrain. 

 

Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #3: Chalet Style Homes

What makes chalet-style homes one of our favorite modern cabin designs? It’s their most standout feature: the Prow front. 

At the gable end in the living room, typically, the Prow is pointed towards the view. At 4’ at the midpoint, the wall’s center section protrudes. Then, the midpoint of Logangate’s chalet-style homes usually has 8’ wide doors and 5 pieces of fixed glass above them. 

From there, the 2’-8’ wide doors and 10 pieces of fixed glass on the view-side of this cabin help you enjoy the spectacular mountain vista.

Also, our chalet-style homes are influenced hugely by classic Swiss Alps architecture. Speaking to those influences is the sloping roof with long overhangs at the eaves.

We’ll then note that our overhangs add functionality as much as architectural flair, protecting the cabin from snow, wind, and rain. 

 

Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #4: Modern Timber Frame Cabins

A standout feature of modern timber frame cabins is the fully exposed loft floor system. 

These homes highlight the beautiful Douglas Fir in the ceiling using the same 4×8 timbers as your floor joist. They also use the same 2×6 fir tongue and groove as your flooring. You’ll always feel submerged in natural beauty inside Logangate’s timber frame cabins.

Furthermore, the upstairs bedrooms add to the sense of openness because they’re fully vaulted. And the living rooms, as clerestory spaces, generally offer 20’ plus heights at their peak.

Like all our homes, our modern timber frame cabins make you feel like you’re at one with the terrains, wildlife, and plant life while you’re safely tucked away indoors. 


Are you interested in Logangate’s high-quality, eco-friendly home designs? Then contact us today to find out more about what we can bring to your mountain cabin.

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What is a Prefab Home?

Prefab homes are gaining popularity. Those looking to save building costs by researching alternatives typically start by asking: what is a prefab home? Understanding how prefab homes work, including their advantages, limitations, and the available prefab home options, will help you determine if buying a prefab home is the right decision. This article will answer those specific questions and provide an overview of the considerations for buying a prefab home.

 

What are Prefabricated Timber Homes? 

Prefab, which is just a shortened version of the word “prefabricated,” simply means that a home was manufactured off-site in separate sections and shipped to the final location for full assembly. There are two primary types of prefab homes: modular and kits. All modular homes are, by definition, prefab. However, all prefab homes are not necessarily modular. Modular homes are usually about 70% built when delivered to the home site and often use a light steel frame construction with cheaper building materials. Quality, high end prefabricated timber homes can be beautifully crafted and feature stunning designs.

There are several key differences between mobile homes (often called “trailer homes”) and prefab homes. As opposed to a trailer home, prefab homes are not completely assembled before delivery. Prefab homes also use an entirely different manufacturing process and significantly higher quality materials. High end prefab builders like Logangate Timber Homes actually use real lumber for an authentic look and feel. While trailer homes are constructed on a chassis for easy transportation, prefab homes are usually built on stronger foundations (including poured cement or block foundations), giving them much more stability and resilience to severe weather. 

 

What is a High End Prefab Home?

Non-modular, high end prefab homes are typically made with higher quality materials and more reliable construction techniques. This greater attention to quality results in more durable, sustainable, customizable, longer-lasting and attractive homes. You can see examples of high end prefab homes built by Logangate here.

 

How do Prefab Homes Work?

Prefab homes are built at the manufacturer’s location and shipped in pre-assembled portions to the final home site. These portions, often called panels, are specially engineered to fit together easily and precisely. Before the building process even begins, the manufacturer should partner closely with you to assess your preferences, needs, budget and timeline. 

Although some people with the proper tools and knowledge do opt to build prefab homes themselves, most buyers use a local general contractor or construction company to complete the assembly of their prefab home. A general contractor or similar resource will also be needed to help with projects like plumbing, electrical, and interior finishing. The typical time required for a complete prefab home build is approximately four to six months. 

Because prefab homes are offered in standard kits, the manufacturing process for the entire house can be standardized without sacrificing quality. High-quality prefab homes will incorporate excellent materials and construction methods, like the renowned post and beam design. The post and beam construction method, used by Logangate Timber Homes, has been relied on for centuries due to its strength, stability and unique ability to showcase the natural beauty of timber.

 

Advantages of a High End Prefab Home

There are significant advantages to choosing a high end prefab home. Whether or not these advantages apply to you depends mostly on your specific tastes and overall budget. Five of the most widely applicable advantages are listed below:

  • Prefab homes are often chosen because they are faster to construct and require less labor and materials than custom stick-built alternatives.
  • Prefab homes can be less expensive than traditional homes. In comparison to the cost of building a high-end traditional home, which can easily be $400 per sq foot or more, high-end prefab homes can cost as little as $250 per sq foot. Additionally, prefab homes have little to no cost variance during their manufacturing and assembly. Because the material costs are predetermined and the homes are specifically designed for easy assembly, the total building costs can be precisely estimated and controlled. Lower building costs can allow homeowners to focus on getting a dream property that suits their needs.
  • Depending on the manufacturer, high end prefab homes are often more sustainable and environmentally friendly than traditionally-built homes. 
  • Many manufacturers offer customizable options for their prefab homes, allowing you to personalize aspects of the home to your liking. 
  • Most prefab home manufacturers provide all the drafting services you will need. You will save thousands of dollars since you will not have to hire an architect. 
  • The strength and durability of high end prefab homes are often preferred in locations known for severe weather, or for hill-side locations that would make traditional building difficult.

Prefab Home Limitations
There are some limitations to what a prefab home can offer buyers; especially if budget is not a primary concern when building. Some important limitations to consider include the following:

  • While prefab homes offer a significant range of flexibility and customizable options, traditional homes can truly be built with 100% custom specifications, tailored precisely to the homeowner’s preferences. These preferences can include unique architectural layouts, one-of-a-kind carpentry flourishes, or other special features that require the help of experienced designers and contractors. 
  • Traditional and Prefab homes have stronger resale value than modular homes as they are often the first option home buyers seek. 
  • Any quality of prefab homes will still require access to all of the same utilities required by traditionally built homes, including gas, electric, water (city or well), and things like a driveway and walkway, etc. The cost of adding these amenities and utilities will likely be higher in a rural setting.

When to Consider Buying a Prefab Home

With custom home building often entailing the long and costly process, many buyers are wondering: should I buy a prefab home?

Most prefab home buyers share some traits in common, including the strong preference to avoid long, stressful building timelines; a strict budget; a focus on sustainable living and the desire to live on a larger or more rural property that is less developed. Concerns about exceeding your budget are especially relevant now as the cost of building a custom home is the highest it has been in recent years. 

Another key consideration for if now is the time to consider buying a prefab home is if you have purchased a piece of property and want to either replace the current dwelling unit or start from scratch. Prefab homes can be an easy way to accomplish either of those goals for your next move. 

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What is a Chalet House?

A chalet home, also commonly referred to as a Swiss Chalet house, is a style of home architecture common in the Alpine region of Europe. A chalet-style home is typically made of timber and includes a gently sloping roof and overhanging eaves. The overhanging eaves are great for providing protection from the elements and rough weather as well as providing a beautiful architectural style. Swiss Chalet homes were introduced to the United States in the mid-1800s by architect Andrew Jackson Downing. Because of their mid-European roots, these homes are fantastic choices for mountainside residences or fit for any other uneven landmass. The design is frequently used for vacation homes but is fantastic for year-round living as well.

Benefits of Chalet Homes 

There are numerous benefits to owning a chalet house. The house’s fairly simplistic construction with basic materials and an uncomplicated design means chalet houses can be built more affordably than homes of a similar size. The floor plans are very flexible with plenty of opportunities for customization with the overhanging eaves, windows, and exposed architecture. Common unique features that can be added to a chalet home are carved rafters and ornamental shingles. Chalet homes come in numerous sizes as well, depending on your needs. Our traditional chalet home floor plans start at 600 square feet but can go up to 4000 square feet with the addition of a single wing or two wings to construct a Grand Chalet home. Chalet homes typically have a lot of windows that allow for copious amounts of natural light and a beautiful view of your surroundings. Due to the A-frame design, the ceilings in Chalet Homes are very high with a lot of open space for an open and cozy home. Chalet homes offer a very sleek and elegant aesthetic while maintaining the warmth and coziness of a Timber Home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in Owning Your Own Chalet Home?  

If you are interested in constructing your perfect Chalet house, whether traditional winged or grand, Logangate is here to help. Our experienced team will walk you through all of your options and assist you every step of the way. You can rest assured that in a Logangate Chalet Home you are getting a beautiful and durable home that will last a lifetime. With Logangate you will never want to leave your home again. That is the Logangate difference! Contact us today to learn more!

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Logangate Timber Homes is custom home builder in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in building beautiful Modern Post & Beam Homes, Pedestal Timber Homes, Chalet Timber Homes, and Timber Frame Cabins. We have over 50 years of experience building panelized Timber Frame Homes that can be found all over the nation and are particularly popular in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We are dedicated to designing beautifully crafted affordable Timber Frame Homes.

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Phone Number: 828-707-4383
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