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This homeís special order 7x9 ďDĒ logs with dovetail corner system are dry stacked prior to shipment for quality and fit assurance. Varied log lengths are used for this test.
Site preparation begins in West Virginia while back at Hilltopís manufacturing facility in Maine, the clientís home is pre-cut.
Superior Walls are set prior to the first floor. Following the outline for this foundation, the home is noticeably sizeable and unique in shape.
Prior to building the subfloor, the contractor pours the concrete slab in the basement.
Load bearing walls are framed in the basement.
The engineered floor joists are set atop the pressure treated sill plate attached to the foundation. An inviting view awaits this new home owner.
This mountain home is taking shape, gracing its mountainside setting.
This photo shows the homeís dovetail corner installed onsite. Look closely at the bottom of each log. Using Hilltopís exclusive Triple Seal System, the homeís construction is sound and fully protected from the elements.
This custom octagonal dining room captures the views while adding unique character to this beautiful home.
Notice that the gable ends of this home are constructed in full log, while a conventional wall is set in place to create a dormer. The dormers will be log sided, a lighter weight option, which appears exactly as if it were full log. The garage in the foreground is also conventional construction and will be log sided. Using a mix of log and conventional construction techniques also saves money in cases when insulation and finishing materials are not needed for your project. This is often the scenario with garage construction.
A Douglas Fir ridge beam is set in place to begin framing for the roof system.
The sharp angles of this homeís roof design are apparent here with just the framing alone in place.
Roof sheathing is in place in preparation for asphalt shingles.
The dining room for this home will certainly be a highlighted feature! While enjoying a delicious meal and fantastic views, this room will promote lively conversation with its very attractive, peaked roof. Click here to view a rendering from inside this beautiful room.
Even this small covered entry shows attention to the smallest detail, with exposed rafters in view under tongue and groove pine, accented by a Douglas Fir truss.
The prow front on the great room, large deck and balconies above all provide opportunity to enjoy this homeís spectacular mountain view.
Character abounds throughout this home. Within the shown dormer alone, observe exposed Douglas Fir timbers. Hilltopís heavy timber roof system is an upgrade option that creates this look.
Many clients ask us how electrical, plumbing and heat are worked into a log home plan. The answer is that all these items are planned in advance, right down the location of each outlet. Log homes can encompass any technology or system just as a stick-built home. For example, for electrical wires, holes are drilled into the logs prior to construction to accept the necessary wiring. The gas fireplace planned for this home has its flue in place, ready to be concealed.
This homeís owner chose a uniform pattern of iron balusters to line both interior and exterior railings.
Carriage house doors were chosen to enclose the garage, adding a unique look to the homeís exterior. Electrical boxes are in place next to the doors in preparation for outdoor lighting.
Dovetail corners, such as this, are more commonly used with a Flat/Flat log profile. For this home, the client requested a 7x9 ĎDí log with dovetail corners. Standard packages include the more common 6x8 log with Butt & Pass corners. Hilltopís flexibility allows for near any look our clients would like to achieve.
Decorative half round timbers adorn oversized windows on this impressive prow front. The prow corners were finished in a post corner. Electrical boxes are in place in preparation for deck lighting. You can just imagine relaxing on this beautiful deck, taking in the panoramic mountain views.
This setting is a perfect fit for a Hilltop home!
Glass equates to heat loss, but with the advanced technology available in Hilltopís Andersen 400 series windows, homeowners can revel in the spectacular view while keeping warm!