Once in a while, it is nice to explore the log homes on offer at the more expensive end of the scale. Often, they have rustic design features by some of the leading architects in the field, which can inspire the way we approach our own, simpler log cabins.
Located in Langley, British Columbia, this huge post and beam log home is set in an expansive twenty-acre estate. This gorgeous wooden palace includes four bedrooms, a media room, a gym, and a wine cellar. Constructed by West Coast Log Homes, the house boasts many custom architectural details throughout, making this unique home like no other in North America. Shall we step inside?
The quality of construction is evident as soon as you arrive at the house. The interplay of robust beams and posts is the epitome of rustic living. What a spectacle!
The living room has a timeless decor which is outside the realms of fashion. Plenty of comfortable furniture surrounds an authoritative fireplace, creating the perfect place to gather for those colder Canadian nights. The low ceiling makes this room easy to heat - just what you want for a quiet evening with family and friends.
The living room perfectly balances the need for a cozy space with the light and views of the surrounding forest. Large windows along the wall ensure you have a constant reminder of exactly where you are.
The custom-built handcrafted kitchen is open to the spacious dining area, which sits next to a soaring wall of glass. With numerous entry/exit points, the flow from indoors to outdoors is simple and elegant. Take note of the individual nuances in the beams - a feature apparent in every inch of this building.
The master bedroom is located on the upper floor. It benefits from the fresh air of a high ceiling and the light of numerous windows. The classic four-poster bed would look odd in a modern condo, but in a log cabin, this type of antique furniture looks perfectly at home.
For those who require a little private time, this home has a separate sitting area which is ideal for quiet reflection.
An assertive terrace runs along this entire rear side of the house. Numerous sitting spaces are great for adorning your outdoors lifestyle.
The master bedroom even has a private balcony which is ideal for coffee in the first rays of morning sun.
While many of us can only ever dream of owning a log home like this, we can become inspired by the design and assimilate it into our own, simpler plans.
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