While homes are usually designed with all sides in line with each other, a cantilever home is quite striking in appearance. In fact, cantilever homes can appear like they are floating on air – a modern engineering marvel! They provide a modern look and feel to a variety of homes including pedestal homes, chalet homes, and post and beam homes.
With over 50 years of designing and building cantilevered homes, Logangate has built more cantilevered homes than anyone. Learn how cantilevered homes are built and more about their benefits and get in touch with us to start building your dream cantilever home.
What are Cantilever Homes?
As gravity-defying architectural structures, cantilever homes are quite unique. When we say cantilever, we are referring to any beam built into a wall that has a free end project. Cantilevers provide a clear space underneath the beam without a supporting columns or bracing. When building a cantilever home, it’s important that an experienced cantilever home builder takes the lead on the design. There is more structural analysis required to make sure the entire structure will be supported correctly.
A good example of a cantilever is a frequently used bump out breakfast nook. Typically the nook extends out past the cantilever house foundation 2 to 3 ft. The end of the nook has no foundation under it as it extends over open space, so nothing else is supporting it. Modern cantilever house plans take this design to the extreme where parts of the actual home are extending over open space.
Benefits of Choosing a Cantilever Home
There are many benefits to a cantilevered home. Cantilever beams are simple in construction and does not require support on the opposite side. They are a great addition to any home as they allow you to add a little more space to a room without having to build the foundation underneath. Smaller foundations not only means that your home will be less expensive, but you will reduce your footprint.
The modern cantilever house design is perfect for properties that have a lot of trees on their lot as we are able to manipulate the home design around the landscaping. In fact, is often used on steep lots and hills because they do not disrupt the soil as much thus reducing erosion.
In addition to providing more living space, the modern cantilever house design creates a unique architectural interest, both in the interior and exterior of the home. Although often modern in design, cantilevered homes can be incorporated into a variety of home designs such as post and beam homes and pedestal homes. Finally, cantilevered house plans provide shelter to the area beneath, like a patio or deck.
Modern Cantilever House Plans for Post and Beam Homes
Logangate offers Modern Post and Beam Homes which combine contemporary architecture with old world timber frame structure. Our modern post and beam homes feature beautiful clean lines and modern glass which fit in nicely to a variety of environments. Structural steel cantilevers can be incorporated into the post and beam home design. In fact, we can cantilever 12 feet in all four directions to give the appearance of a floating home. You can place the cantilever among trees to feel like you are actually in nature. Our modern post and beam homes boast an open, free-flowing space.
Cantilever Pedestal Homes
Our Cantilever Pedestal Home kit designed to cantilever 10 feet, 12 feet, or 14 feet in all directions. We’re proud to build prefab pedestal homes with cantilevers that are very flexible and customizable. To fit your unique needs, we offer pedestal house designs from 1,000 square feet to 3,600 square feet. Our in-house design team will listen to your needs and build a draft floor plan that’s unique to you. Logangate’s home walls are pre-built in our factory controlled setting with the windows already installed. We deliver the materials directly to your job site for a quick build. Like all of our homes, we try to highlight your views and the beauty of nature surrounding your home with tall windows.
Cantilever Chalet Homes
Dream of a home that resembles the Swiss Alps? Our cantilever chalet homes are exactly what you’ve been looking for. The steep sloping roof and the gable ends and prow front add beauty to the exterior of our chalet home. You’ll love the towering windows and beautiful 2×6 Douglas Fir Tongue and Groove that provides warmth to the home’s interior. Chalet homes are quite customizable and can include a cantilever which is ideal for homes built on steep lots of in a wooded area. Our design consultant works with you to find the right size home and style, while ensuring your modern cantilever house plan is customizable to your needs.
Contact Logangate to Plan your Modern Cantilever House Design
Difficult terrain and steep lots can be challenging to build on. Fortunately, with a smaller cantilever house foundational footprint, cantilever homes can allow you to build in steep areas and around a treed area. Not only does this provide dramatic cost savings, cantilever homes provide a dramatic look, especially when paired with one of our chalet homes, pedestal homes, or post and beam homes.
For over 50 years, Logangate has provided the highest quality cantilever homes which have stood the test of time. To start designing your dream modern cantilever house plan, get in touch with our team today.
At Logangate all of our home designs can be cantilevered and customized to accommodate a number of different specifications, locations, and terrain, family size and lifestyle.
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