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I'm always impressed with a company that's continually on the forefront of innovative log home design, and Meridian, Idaho-based PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes and Mountain Architects is at the top of my list again—this time, with its new series,The new Telluride Rustic Luxury cabin from PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins. I'm impressed by the the way they wove unique designs with luxurious touches designed for those of us who are seeking mountain style living, but in a smaller, more intimate home.

With this announcement comes the release of Mountain Architects’ first design in the new cabin series, the Telluride (pictured above). This luxury, single-level log cabin home features a unique combination of stone, bark siding, beautifully crafted character logs, glass and milled log walls.

With 1,560 square feet of livable space, the charming Telluride creates a sense of warmth and coziness—truly a cabin in the woods. Its floor plan features a simple layout with vaulted ceilings, dual master suites, and of course, a great room with a view window.

And the best part is that not only do Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabin Homes & Plans provide the perfect design solution for smaller build sites, if you are looking to build a LEED certified log cabin home, smaller is better, so you're already on your way! The folks at Mountain Architects will work with you to ensure your log cabin home meets your green building goal. PrecisionCraft is an eco-minded company, offering green design and construction tips for any of their plans. If you're looking for a home that's truly an original, check them out.

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Comment by Shad on November 5, 2008 at 2:32pm
Thanks for the insightful article Donna. I, for one, found it interesting.

As Editor in Chief of the magazine this site has sprung from, Donna has access to more information from more log home manufactures (plus all the extras that have sprung up as a result of the industry) that the normal enthusiast, such as myself, aren't privy to. Therefore, I appreciate it when Donna (or any of the Log Home staff) feel an article is worthy to pass along to us here in the Neighborhood.

And yes, Simon, you're right, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But I have to agree with Donna, there's a lot that's different about this particular plan. When you open any of the half-dozen or so log and timber home magazines that are on the newsstand today, the houses are grand and majestic and huge and encompassing - and totally out of the reach of 98% of the population, not to mention impractical. This plan is small, nearly cozy, and is more realistic in terms of today's market.

Something definitely interesting in that, as far as I'm concerned!

And to all, it's nice to see a discussion with dissenting opinions that doesn't descend into bickering. I think I've been on too many other forums with too many juveniles! ;-)
Comment by Mitch & Rene Jones on November 5, 2008 at 12:08pm
At one time there wasn't much information available to log home builders, you had to serch and dig for any info you could find. With this said, I think any new (good) information is welcomed and if it will help one person make the right decision then I applaud where the info comes from. and, No, I don't work for PrecisionCraft.
Comment by Glenn V on November 5, 2008 at 10:18am
I enjoyed seeing it and hope that they will list more homes in the future as well as spotlight products for log homes. I am a ways off from building still and am soaking in all the information , companies, floorplans that I can. This web site is about log homes and everything about them. Isn't a log home company about log homes?
Comment by Donna Peak on November 5, 2008 at 10:09am
Simon is right - everyone is entitled to an opinion. And it's the exchange of ideas that makes this community so lively and great. In my opinion, this house embodies the new direction of log homes--smaller footprint, hybrid construction combining a variety of materials, out-of-the-box thinking in terms of its design (I'm sorry—there's no denying that this house is VERY unique) and environmentally sound construction practices. I talk to a lot of people who love log homes--both those that craft them and those who want to own them--and in today's marketplace, the principles I just mentioned top the list of requests. Log home companies, PrecisionCraft being just one of them, are responding. My intention is never to promote any particular company--just make you aware of what's available to you. That would be tough to do without also telling you who's behind the product.
Comment by Simon on November 5, 2008 at 9:28am
An Ad is Ad. Perhaps the writer needs to check the meaning of "unique" and "innovative". While it is in my opinion a "pretty" log home, and everyone is entitled to an opinion - there is nothing "unique" and "innovative" about it. In the end the piece is just another shallow, glossy ad for a particular manufacturer that adds nothing new to the discussion.
Comment by Thomas A. Gaskell on November 4, 2008 at 9:47pm
I agree with Donna about sharing new ideas. I have been in the Log Home business for almost twelve years and I have seen many new and innovative ideas come along. And looking further back, the changes in the Log Home Industry is amazing. The new styles, engineering designs, and log protection are just three of them. Just several years ago our only avenue to log homes was through magazines and advertisements. Now we have the internet that has opened up the whole world to our business. Over the last several years I have had contacts from Israel and Turkey and worked with a customers (that we had sold too) in several states and Islamibad. Who would ever thought that we would be able to do that years ago. My company has added to the list of new and innovative ideas as has many other log home companies out there. This time it was PrecisionCraft. Next time it could be Heritage or Barna or Kuhn as well as other good companies out there. I always look forward to seeing new ideas that can help me better serve our customers. Keep them coming.
Comment by Pat on November 4, 2008 at 7:00pm
I definitely see your point Tom. But then I notice the PrecisionCraft ad on your blog, too. LOL, group effort?
Comment by Tom Heatherington on November 4, 2008 at 6:39pm
Donna, I agree with you, I don't think PrecisionCraft needs much help in promoting their company. When I saw the press release for this "Rustic Luxury™" series, I thought... this is a product scaled to the changing dynamics of today's world. It embraces green building practices with a smaller footprint, but retains the quality and luxury accents that built PrecisionCraft's reputation. In my opinion, such a design is perfectly adapted to today's economic issues and energy challenges. They have become one of the premiere companies in this industry because of their ability to respond to market forces and create what many buyers are craving.
Comment by Donna Peak on November 4, 2008 at 1:13pm
Definitely not an ad. As a log home magazine editor, I receive news releases about companies' product offerings all the time. And when there's something new and interesting out there, I've got to share. After all, if I don't help educate the log home devotees about the possibilities, then I'm not doing my job very well.
Comment by Pat on November 4, 2008 at 11:33am
Hmm. Is this an ad? Or a blog post?

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