Chalet Style Homes
Chalet Style Homes
Logangate Prefab Chalet homes follow the tradition of classic Swiss Alps architecture. Key features of Chalet style homes include steep sloping roofs with longer overhangs at the eaves and the gable ends and a prow front. Our roof overhangs can be customized from 1 to 2’ on the eaves and up to 4’ on the ends of the home. These overhangs not only provide architectural style but also protect the home from wind, rain, and snow.
The key feature of our Prefab Chalet homes is the Prow front. The Prow is at the gable end in the living room and typically is pointed towards the view. The center section of the wall protrudes out 4’ at the midpoint. At either side of the midpoint, we typically place 8’ wide doors and 5 pieces of fixed glass above each door. Therefore, on the view side of the home, we have 2- 8’ wide doors and 10 pieces of fixed glass all designed to take maximum advantage of your scenic views. This is the prominent architectural feature of our Timber Frame Chalet style homes.
Chalet Timber Home
Inside you can see the real advantages of our Timber Frame Chalet style homes. Our Chalet style homes and designs include full clerestory rooms. No attic spaces or drywall ceilings here. We use 4×8 Douglas Fir Timbers from British Columbia along with 2×6 Douglas Fir Tongue and Groove. As a result, all your vaulted ceilings are 100% Douglas Fir. Timbers provide the main look of a Chalet style home kit and we would not want to cheapen it with lesser grade species. In fact, our Douglas Fir is so beautiful, that most customers simply clear coats to finish it to bring out its natural beauty. Our prefab chalet home kits utilize douglas fir not only for its’ beauty but also for its strength. It is by far the strongest softwood available and has been utilized by the best timber home companies.
Chalet Home Plans and Designs
Our chalet home plans are very flexible. We can customize a size for you from 400 sq. ft to 4000 sq. ft. Our process includes custom drafting in AutoCAD floor plans and elevations. Our design consultant works with you to find the perfect chalet home plans with the right size and style and then make them your own. Our chalet kit homes always have a spacious and open living room with 22’ high ceilings at the peak. Dining rooms are also typically near the vaulted ceilings. Timber Frame Chalet style home kits can be designed with the master either on the main floor or up in the loft. You can customize the number of bedrooms and baths you want as well as any other feature. Our Chalet kit home dimensions start at either 24’ or 28’ deep and then increase in 4’ increments, i.e. 24×36, 40, 44. Want to go bigger, just add a single or two-story wing. Our prefab chalet home plan – grand chalet gets even bigger by adding a wing on each side.
A unique aspect of our prefab chalet homes is our exposed loft floor system. Instead of traditional floor trusses, our prefab chalet homes feature a 4×8 Douglas Fir joist with 2×6 Douglas Fir Tongue and Groove flooring on top. Therefore, when you are on the first floor and you look up, instead of seeing drywall you will see the all Douglas fir floor system. This design keeps the warmth of the Douglas Fir flowing throughout the first floor.
Chalet Timber Home Kitchen
The chalet cabin kits provide a panelized post & beam product delivered to your job site. This design will set you apart as your guests ooh and awe over the expanse of the great room and the timber home features.
Ever dream of a home that resembles the Swiss Alps? Our Cantilever Chalet Homes are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Logangate also offers Cantilever Chalet homes which are perfect for steep wooded areas. If you are interested in a Cantilever Chalet Home, learn more about our Cantilever Home Designs at Logangate today!