Here is everything you need to know about the top 5 log and timber design plans from Sierra Log & Timber.  Choosing a log home or timber frame design can be a difficult decision. With so many options available, which one would be best for you? Some of our design plans have become increasingly popular for log home owners due to the amazing amenities included in the floor plans. 

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is one of the best of the top 5 log and timber design plans offering the most versatility. With five floor plans available to choose from, this home can be customized to fit any lifestyle. The Four-Seasons is most often designed from 2000 to 3000 SF, depending on the amount of space needed which makes it the perfect design for  empty nesters or those with  families. It also works well for family vacations as a magnificent getaway cabin. First-floor plans can be mixed and matched with second-floor plans to fit your needs.

The home features three bedrooms with two and a half or three bathrooms. Enjoy family meals made in the country kitchen and served in a formal or open dining room. The floor plan also includes an open loft, mudroom and service porch. An optional basement can be included. The home’s exterior can be customized with your choice of the flat, pointed or bay prow.

Grizzly III

The Grizzly III is one of the top 5 log and timber design plans for empty nesters. The 1020 square foot home is constructed with all flat ceilings, all vaulted ceilings or cathedral ceilings.   The one-story home features two bedrooms and one bath as well as a great room and country kitchen. A covered front porch is ideal for enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding environment. The home can also be designed with a rear deck or porch to meet specific needs as desired. 

Blue Ridge

One of the top 5 log and timber design plans for an outdoor recreation getaway cabin is the Blue Ridge. The 788 total square foot home is a popular design because of its relatively lower building costs for a chalet design. The two-storied home features one bedroom, one bathroom, a loft, great room and a country kitchen. A covered front porch allows you to enjoy the great outdoors any time you choose. An optional basement can be included in the floor plan if you desire and it works for your building site.


When it comes to a log and timber design plan for a starter home, the Sundland is an excellent choice. It makes our list of top 5 log and timber design plans. 

  • The log home has all the conventional home features and can be economical to build, depending on how much porch is desired.  Whatever porches fit properly on your property and you will use can be included in the design.  Include only the porches you want to minimize your costs.  
  • This one-story home features 2 bedrooms and a 3rd bedroom or office/den with a walk-in master closet and one and a half baths. Other amenities include a cozy breakfast bar, expansive pantry, the family great room and mudroom.

Mountain Retreat

The Mountain Retreat is another ideal choice as one of the top 5 log and timber design plans. The two-storied home features 959 square feet of total living space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a great room and a mudroom. It is an ideal getaway cabin to enjoy the great outdoors. A covered porch and master balcony allows you to enjoy stunning views from on high.

Top 5 Log & Timber Design Plans Customized for Your Lifestyle

Any top 5 log and timber design plans can be customized to fit your unique lifestyle. Sierra Log & Timber can help you with the design process to help you make your dream home as perfect as possible. Design professionals are available to offer expert advice and resources to guide you every step of the way. Call to create your own log and timber design plan today.

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