Pedestal Timber Homes
Cantilevered Homes & Pedestal Homes
Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the father of cantilevered homes. His Falling Waters home he designed in 1935 set the standard.
Developers with steep sloping lots came us and asked how we can build a decent size home but not have the high costs of large foundations. Problem solved, Logangate Timber Homes, the Pedestal Home was birthed in 1978. Our Pedestal Home kit designed to cantilever 10 ft in all four directions off a small foundation. Small foundation means less foundation costs. The idea became so popular over the course of the next 25 years, hundreds of our Pedestal Homes were built all around the country.
With over 41 years of designing and building Cantilevered Homes, Logangate has built more cantilevered homes than anyone. That experience has led us to new designs and capabilities. We now are able to cantilever 12 ft and even 14 ft with certain designs.
We also now have 3 distinct architectural styles that all can be cantilevered, Contemporary or Modern, Timber/Cabin, and Classic. All three use same Panelized Post and Beam building system.
Cantilevered house designs not only allows for a smaller less costly foundation, but you will also reduce your footprint. Smaller footprint results in less site disturbance and soil erosion, critical when you are building on a steep lot. We have had some counties with steep slope restrictions enthusiastically welcome our Pedestal Cantilevered Home design. In addition, because the foundation is tucked under the house, you can leave many more trees than you would normally with a traditional foundation.
Our prefab pedestal house plans are very flexible and customizable. We have designs from 1000 sq. ft. to 3600 sq. ft. Simply pick the square footage you need and let our in-house design team work with you to draft floor plans to meet YOUR needs. The cantilevered house designs come with complete AutoCAD blueprints, floor plans, elevations, and full construction set.
Prefab in Prefab Pedestal Home simply means that the walls are pre-built in our factory controlled setting with the windows already installed. The douglas fir rafters are pre-cut, sanded, and numbered to match the blueprints. Our insulated roof panels are also pre-cut to size as well as pitch cut. The Pedestal Home Kit is delivered to your job site already for quick erection.
The heart and soul of all our homes is our Timber Roof structure. When you walk into a Cantilevered Pedestal home by Logangate you instantly notice the volume and warmth of all the Douglas Fir ceilings.
We always try to highlight your views with an array of windows that brings the outside in. We always use Energy Star certified windows and can utilize passive solar design for each side of the home. Passive Solar is a way to customize the glass in the windows to better restrict heat gain in the summer or allow natural heat gain in the winter based on which way the window is facing, north or southwest for example.
Our Pedestal Homes are ideal for difficult terrains such as steep slopes and flood plains. The cantilevered home design becomes a cost-effective way to build on once thought of un-buildable lots. Give us a call to discuss your needs and see if The Pedestal Home design is right for you.