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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!

4 Advantages of Post and Beam Construction

No matter which new building methods are in style at the time, nothing can quite compare to the sturdy and stylish designs of a post and beam home. Post and beam construction utilizes high-grade, heavy timbers to create long-lasting, age-resistant homes with beautiful spacious interiors. This construction method can be traced back to ancient times but will never go out of style thanks to all of the benefits it provides.

Chalet interior living room

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprawling Interior Space

Home designs that utilize cheaper materials have to rely on a large number of structural support columns. This is not so with post and beam home designs. Thanks to the use of those sturdy, high-grade heavy timbers, post and beam houses are able to spread out the structural supports, allowing for more living space in your home. And since this means there aren’t any load-bearing walls, the floor plan can be just about anything you want it to be. Section off your floor plan however you’d like without worrying about its structural integrity.

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Efficient Construction

Because of the relatively simple design of post and beam homes, construction time may be greatly reduced in comparison to other construction methods. When used in conjunction with our pre-built panel systems, post and beam construction can go by quite quickly, letting you move into your custom dream home faster than ever. Our panelized home kits use pre-cut, sanded, and numbered Douglas Fir rafters, allowing for faster build times and virtually no waste or mistakes on the job site. 


Long-Lasting

Post and beam construction has been world-renowned for its strength since its inception. Notoriously hard to destroy, post and beam houses are often the only ones still standing after natural disasters, with some post and beam homes from the middle ages still retaining their structural integrity to this day. 

Many modern construction methods utilize treated lumber in combination with other weak materials as they’re only expected to be lived in for roughly 40 years. This is in stark contrast to reliable post and beam methods which only use the best materials that are expected to last at least 100 years.

Timber Frame Chalet Exterior 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Beauty

With their exposed beams and cut timber, post and beam homes are built around their natural beauty. Nothing can compare to the warmth and comfort you’ll feel inside your post and beam home. The wooden exteriors of post and beam houses also let your home blend seamlessly into the natural environment around it, allowing it to become part of the landscape. 

At Logangate, we use incredibly strong and gorgeous Douglas Fir Timbers which are pre-cut and sanded and are very rare east of Mississippi. We use these timbers because of their incomparable strength and their stunning beauty.

Post and beam construction also respects nature itself by reducing the waste commonly associated with new construction, and by avoiding the use of chemically treated materials. Logangate is also committed to ensuring that your post and beam home is energy efficient. Our in-house Green Building Team constantly studies the industry looking for new technologies and better methods of green building and will work with you to ensure you get the most efficient, durable home possible.



 

 

 

 

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If you’re interested in constructing a post and beam home, whether modern or traditional, 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 with a Logangate post and beam home, you will get a beautiful, durable home that will last a lifetime. With Logangate you’ll never want to leave your home again. That is the Logangate difference!

Unique Timber Home

If you’re considering a timber home for your family, you are about to embark on a home investment that is unique, breathtaking, and beautiful. One unique timber home style to consider is the pedestal home. The pedestal home is an incredibly unique and beautiful type of timber home.

Chalet Timber Home Interior

Choosing the Right Timber Home Floor Plan

 

Choosing the right floor plan for your new timber home can be a difficult task because there are so many gorgeous options out there. At Logangate Timber Homes, we offer several floor plans from which you can choose, or you can design your own.  Our Homes are either 24’ or 28’ wide and the length is variable in 4’ increments, i.e. 24 x 36, 40, 44.   Fortunately, we’re here to help you decide which type will be perfect for you. The styles we offer are the Chalet, Grand Chalet, Timber Frame Cabin, Grandfather, Appalachian, Nantahala, and Sugar. Each of these homes is built with exceptional quality and are beautiful in their own right. Despite all of them being floor plans for timber homes, they each offer a distinct charm separate from one another.

Choose the Perfect Cabin Home from Logangate

If you love to surround yourself with the beautiful look of wood and appreciate rustic charm, our Timber Home plans are the perfect choice for you! At Logangate Timber Homes, our cabin kits are prefabricated which means we stick build the walls, pre-cut the Douglas Fir Rafters, and fabricate the insulated roof panels in our manufacturing facility. By doing this, you are ensured precision that can’t be duplicated on site. Using prefabricated materials allows you to have a quicker build time and a more energy efficient cabin. Once the cabin materials are created, we ship them directly to your final building site.

Building Beautiful Kit Homes for 50 Years

If you are looking into a new home, a kit home from Logangate Timber Homes is a great choice for many reasons. Our kit home is a pre-built home that you can customize the floor plan. They are premade in pieces so they come together quickly and efficiently. We build your home wall panel by panel in our controlled factory setting so that you are ensured the highest quality construction and a precision fit on the job site. The benefits of building the walls in our controlled factory setting allows for square and true wall creating an air tight seal that is hard to create outside of our factory setting. This is so beneficial to you because it eliminates drafts and will help you save a substantial amount on your monthly energy bills.

Choose Logangate for Beauty, Quality, Experience & a Low Environmental Impact

If you are considering a building a home that really tells a story of who you are, you’ve come to the right place. Anyone can build a home, however Logangate can build it better than anyone else. We offer many types of homes including Pedestal and Contemporary Homes. Logangate homes are all constructed with the very best materials. We only use materials that we carefully select and are not only extremely high quality but kind to the environment as well. We will build you a gorgeous dream home at an affordable price and with a special emphasis on the environment. This is true for all of our homes that we build. From Pedestal Homes to Cabin Kit Homes, building a Logangate Timber Home is a choice that reveals your sense of style and the importance that you place on the environment as well.

Logangate Timber Homes

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
Asheville, NC