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Logangate excels at Building Dream Homes AT ANY SITE

There are so many reasons why homeowners fall in LOVE with the Pedestal home. This particular design is one of our most popular homes for good reason. Perhaps the biggest reason homeowners love this design is that it is truly unique featuring a main structure that cantilevers ten feet from all four sides of a small foundation. This means you can build right on the beach with less cost than traditional construction because the foundation is smaller so it costs less to raise your home to the elevation requirements. You can even build on steep slopes. This is a BIG deal that gives you building options that would otherwise be OUT OF THE QUESTION. Our Pedestal Home allows you to build in locations that are otherwise unavailable due to terrain or cost. Plus, this style of home is built to handle extreme weather like a champ. The small footprint means minimum site disturbance preserving the natural state of the building area. Our custom Pedestal Home is perfect for sensitive sites that include steep slopes, flood plains and marshes.

Hilly, Rocky or Steep? Don’t Throw in the Towel–Logangate HAS THE ANSWER

Have you fallen head over heels in love with location to build your dream house only to be told, impossible? Maybe it boasts a beautiful post card view but the terrain is incredibly steep, hilly and rocky. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want you to know that if you can dream it–we can build it! We are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality and drop dead gorgeous timber homes throughout the U.S. If your dream location is rocky, hilly, or extremely steep, our Cantilever Homes are your perfect solution.

Rustic, Amazingly Beautiful, Unique & Energy Efficient–a Logangate Specialty

If you are looking to build a getaway home in the woods, by the beach or just want that rustic look, Logangate Timber Homes has the perfect cabin plans just for you! We can help build your dream cabin quicker and more affordably. Our cabin plans 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. This allows you to have a quicker build time and a more energy efficient cabin. Many of our satisfied customers tell us they can’t believe how easy and streamlined choosing their perfect cabin layout really was! We ship these pieces directly to your final building site and have a variety of layouts to choose from that can be customized to meet your needs.

Our Prebuilt Home will SAVE you ENERGY DOLLARS

A Logangate Prebuilt home is smart no matter how you look at it. Our prebuilt home is simply a home that has pre made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. We build your home wall panel by panel in our controlled factory setting. This allows for the highest quality construction and therefore a precision fit on the job site. This is a big deal because an air-tight fit means that you will NOT have air escaping. Instead, you will end up with an air-tight and energy efficient home. This means you will save BIG on your energy bills every month.

The Beauty and Timelessness of Timber

Many people don’t realize that Timber frame design is nothing new! It is based on the post and beam structural system and is one of the oldest construction methods known. Years ago, Timber frame building was used by the Egyptians, Greeks and other early builders. The style arrived in New England from Europe and consisted of wooden posts and beams, cut and shaped by hand and connected using wooden mortise and tenon joinery.

Choosing the RIGHT Builder is Just as Important as Choosing your Floor Plan

When most people start the process of building a home, they usually have a list of “musts” that they go over with the builder. What many forget is that it’s just as important to make sure you understand what the builder’s vision is for your home. It’s important to keep a constant dialogue open. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want our homeowners to know that there are SEVERAL beautiful home styles to choose from and you don’t have to make up your mind in one day! It just really depends on your likes and dislikes. For example, most homeowners love the looks of a Timber Home but have no idea that it can be built for about the same price as a traditional home!

Smart Building WILL Protect your Home from the Elements

There are many benefits to building a Logangate Elevated Home. Essentially, an Elevated home is a raised home. It is similar to a stilt homes in that it is built on foundations that are raised above ground level to protect against flooding. Being elevated, the home will incur less damage in the event of a flood. Another benefit is that this smart building style is a lot more affordable then pouring an entire slab foundation. Another clear benefit is that an Elevated home can mean that you can build in a difficult location, or terrain. It also gives you extra space.


In the building industry the term ‘slab-on-grade‘ (also known as having a shallow foundation) is simply referring to a type of foundation that is very near to the surface. A slab-on-grade foundation is an excellent choice for many homeowners because it is a more affordable foundation that is also extremely durable. With that being said, as cost effective as a slab-on-grade foundation is, it really only makes sense in warmer climates where freezing and thawing are less of a concern.

Our Factory Setting Gives you an Airtight Seal Which SAVES You Money

If you are about to build a home there is a lot to familiarize yourself with. Different terms, building styles, products, you name it. Take a Prefabricated home for instance. Many people know a little but really don’t understand what this type of home truly is. Simply speaking, a Prefabricated home, also referred to as a pre-built home is basically a home that has pre made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc.

You CAN HAVE Energy Efficient & Affordable

Years ago when people had homes built there really wasn’t a big emphasis on building an energy efficient home. Things have definitely changed but that doesn’t mean that every builder is focused on the environment. In fact, many builders just want to keep costs down, so they will use materials that cost less in an effort to stay on budget. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want you to know that you can get your energy efficient home and STILL stay on budget.

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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