Tour this ranch-style log home and discover open-concept living at its best

When exploring log home floor plans, it stands to reason that many modern constructions are offered over two stories. Building upwards makes sense in terms of maximizing on a footprint; however, the sacrifice of open space can cause some smaller cabins to feel cramped and stuffy.
The solution to this problem is simple: a single-story ranch-style log home with a wide-open floor plan.
Today we are going to explore a beautiful wooden construction titled "Jewel of the Forest." It was built by Log Homes Canada as a two-bedroom configuration over 2,115 square feet. The single-story construction means the main living area is spacious and open. Shall we take a look?
The house benefits from a large deck area on the rear exposure. The main patio includes a covered area with a fireplace - perfect for those relaxing evenings outdoors.
Stepping into the house, we immediately enter into an enormous great room which dominates the majority of the footprint. The cathedral ceiling ensures the entirety of the home has circulating fresh air and is light and bright.
The floor-to-ceiling windows create commanding views of the landscape, while the soaring stone fireplace is a robust and attractive centerpiece to the house.
Looking back inside the home, we can see how the open concept of the floor plan creates a sociable kitchen.
Taking a broader view, we can see how this wooden retreat requires little further decoration beyond the rich tones of the logs.
Looking all the way back to the entrance, we find another towering wall of windows. It means the abode is lit from both sides by natural light, giving the sun the ability to flood the home irrespective of its position in the sky.
We've noticed the strong use of wood throughout, here is a closer look at the unique construction materials.
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