The Top Four Modern Mountain Cabin Designs
Owning a cabin in the mountains and being at one with nature has an array of benefits. For one, living in this elevated state enhances your quality of life, improving both your mental health and physical health.
Provided you’ve made the decision to either purchase a vacation home or permanent residence in the mountains, there’s plenty to be excited about.
But you’ll want to ensure your home is designed to maximize the environment you’ll be living in. Fortunately, this article will highlight four of the top cabin designs for you to consider.
Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #1: Post and Beam Homes
Modern post and beam home designs incorporate interior and exterior spaces into the surrounding mountain environment. This technique ensures the structure blends with the terrains, textures, and colors in the area, nestling you in the natural, rustic beauty.
Another standout characteristic in these designs is the towering timbers, offering warm, rustic vibes.
There are also no attics, meaning the ceilings are vaulted all the way to the roof, offering an open, freeing, and spacious feeling.
These home designs use authentic 4×8 douglas fir timbers and 2×6 douglas fir tongue and groove material. Together, the materials provide structural function and aesthetic form. The woody tones are pleasing to the eye and also help enhance focus and creativity.
Furthermore, post and beam homes at Logangate are a top modern cabin design because of the versatility offered in our kits.
For example, you can either put drywall or something else (potentially more “outdoorsy”) on the walls. The studs are exposed to the inside when the homes are built, giving you nothing but choices.
Find out more about Logangate’s post and beam homes designs by clicking here.
Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #2: Pedestal Timber Homes
Learning about modern cabin designs isn’t as complicated as it might seem at first.
One general rule is that sloping, steep lots need small foundations, but that doesn’t need to impact the home’s overall size. That notion is crystal clear when purchasing a pedestal timber home, namely when it’s built with Logangate’s sure hands.
Perfected in 1978, the pedestal timber home cantilevers at 10 ft in all four directions off a small foundation.
While a smaller foundation cuts down costs, the vertical pedestal layout adds to the overall square footage.
To the above points, these homes go all the way up to 3,600 square ft at Logangate, starting at 1,000 square ft.
Most crucial to the design, and a signature in our homes, is the volume of Douglas Fir in the ceilings. The warmth and coziness are an ideal contrast to all the vertical space and openness within Logangate’s pedestal timber homes.
An abundance of Energy Star certified windows provides plenty of natural light, enveloping you in the outdoors even when you’re inside.
Better yet, there’s the possibility of having Passive Solar designs, which restrict heat in the summer and increase the temperature come winter.
Pedestal timber homes can be built on flood plains and steep slopes, helping your home blend in no matter the terrain.
Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #3: Chalet Style Homes
What makes chalet-style homes one of our favorite modern cabin designs? It’s their most standout feature: the Prow front.
At the gable end in the living room, typically, the Prow is pointed towards the view. At 4’ at the midpoint, the wall’s center section protrudes. Then, the midpoint of Logangate’s chalet-style homes usually has 8’ wide doors and 5 pieces of fixed glass above them.
From there, the 2’-8’ wide doors and 10 pieces of fixed glass on the view-side of this cabin help you enjoy the spectacular mountain vista.
Also, our chalet-style homes are influenced hugely by classic Swiss Alps architecture. Speaking to those influences is the sloping roof with long overhangs at the eaves.
We’ll then note that our overhangs add functionality as much as architectural flair, protecting the cabin from snow, wind, and rain.
Top Modern Mountain Cabin Designs #4: Modern Timber Frame Cabins
A standout feature of modern timber frame cabins is the fully exposed loft floor system.
These homes highlight the beautiful Douglas Fir in the ceiling using the same 4×8 timbers as your floor joist. They also use the same 2×6 fir tongue and groove as your flooring. You’ll always feel submerged in natural beauty inside Logangate’s timber frame cabins.
Furthermore, the upstairs bedrooms add to the sense of openness because they’re fully vaulted. And the living rooms, as clerestory spaces, generally offer 20’ plus heights at their peak.
Like all our homes, our modern timber frame cabins make you feel like you’re at one with the terrains, wildlife, and plant life while you’re safely tucked away indoors.
Are you interested in Logangate’s high-quality, eco-friendly home designs? Then contact us today to find out more about what we can bring to your mountain cabin.