Looking for ideas for your own custom log home?
Explore the Cedar Crest Cabin.
A breathtaking testament to the beauty and versatility of log home construction, the Cedar Crest Cabin is a legacy log home that will endure for generations to come.
Total Living Space 8,518 Sq. Ft. – Main Level 3,218 Sq. Ft. – Upper Level 2,082 Sq. Ft. – Lower Level 3,218 Sq. Ft.
The expansive floor plan is designed to utilize its sprawling square footage in the most effective, efficient way. It’s the perfect home for family gatherings or for those who enjoy entertaining on a large scale.
The Cedar Crest design is particularly notable for its dramatic use of wood, inside and out, as both a structural element and a décor flourish. The repeated integration of rustic textures acts as a design theme, pulling the home together with a subtle sophistication. As you approach the entrance to the house, the first thing that grabs your attention is the lovely front porch that flows across the front and around one side of the cabin. It’s an ideal location for decorative planters, an outdoor grill, patio seating, and even a little entertainment during group events. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors while taking in the fresh mountain air. The covered entryway is flanked by wooden support beams set into the same gorgeous flagstone featured throughout the rest of the house.
Beyond the front door lies a spacious foyer with a coat closet big enough to double as a small mudroom, a useful addition when you have many people coming and going. From the foyer – the heart of the first floor – you can easily access the great room, the study, the two-car garage, and a convenient powder room. The garage includes ample space for two vehicles, a utility sink, a workbench, and plenty of additional room for tools, yard equipment, and storage.
The primary focus of the main floor is what we call the great room – an open-concept, combination living room, dining room, and entertainment area anchored by a gorgeous, flagstone fireplace. The warmth of hardwood flooring and soaring log walls is a stunning counterpoint to the massive expanse of windows that rises from the floor and reaches up toward the top of the cathedral ceiling. The view is incredible. Residents and guests alike will relish looking out over the front porch and into the natural beauty of the surrounding hills and forests.
At the rear of the room lies a large dining room table, big enough to accommodate a houseful of guests for meals or a night of board games or 500 rummy! The adjacent kitchen area is efficiently organized without a lick of wasted or under-utilized space. The storage space and prep areas are designed with ease of use in mind. Dividing the kitchen from the rest of the great room is an amazing marble-topped island, a dramatic centerpiece in a typical day’s swirl of activity. On the kitchen side, there’s a built-in stove/oven and serving area. The other side serves as an eat-on counter, with barstools, for a quick breakfast or evening snack.
In addition to housing an entire guest suite with its own private bathroom, the first floor also features a roomy master suite. Included in the master suite is a large closet and a small room that puts a little distance between your bedroom and the rest of the house. The space can be used as simple storage, a large walk-in closet, a cozy office or sewing room, or even a nursery, depending on your needs. The master bathroom is a truly lovely oasis, providing convenience, privacy, and the sheer luxury of being able to soak in the tub, away from the bustle of the rest of the residence.
Upstairs, the main sleeping area has been constructed to accommodate a large group of guests or a family with a serious need for space. Three bedrooms are grouped together and share a full bathroom. Two of the three bedrooms offer direct access to a shared outdoor balcony. There’s also a guest suite, complete with its own private, full bathroom. The bunk room, complete with bunk beds, is a great place to hold sleepovers. Two hallway-style, walk-in closets provide plenty of room for guests to store their belongings. Finally, there’s a small den and a loft, a delightful little reading nook with a view of the great room’s spectacular window wall and what lies beyond.
Two large rooms, both dedicated to entertainment, dominate the lower level. The first is the media room, set up as an in-home movie theatre with a large movie screen, a ceiling-mounted projector, and theatre-style seating. Across the way is the rec room, or oversized playroom, dominated by a wood burning stove installed in front of a decorative flagstone wall. There’s a wall-mounted, flat screen television and plenty of room for toys, games, and loads of fun. A pocket ceiling with recessed pot lights adds architectural dimension and extra height to the space, banishing even a fleeting notion that this is in fact the basement. Set the kids up downstairs, away from the action, while the adults entertain upstairs.
The downstairs also includes a dedicated weight/fitness room, a full bath with a shower, a big laundry room, two utility rooms, and an unbelievable amount of storage space.
Remember, this is just one example of how one family created a custom floor plan to fit their specific needs. When it comes to building your Beaver Mountain dream home, the possibilities are endless. Draw inspiration from what you see here and browse our other custom and conceptual floor plans for more great ideas!