By Appalachian Log Structures (866-564- 4663; applog.com) Square footage: 1,260 (plus lower level)
The main goal for these owners was to capitalize on the views with window walls and outdoor spaces — the latter of which also helps the cabin live larger. The 720-square-foot footprint gains a lot of traction through three levels housing two bedrooms, three baths, two living rooms and a one-car garage. It also handily mixes Appalachian style through dark square logs and bright white chinking with a more traditional interior featuring honey-toned walls and the occasional hint of drywall.
This cabin also boasts: An open loft showcases the trusswork of the home while providing additional space to relax. A trapezoid window floods the space with natural light and allows for views of the valley below.
The owners added an extra row of logs to the walls in the main living area so that the beams could be placed higher and give an illusion of more space.
A cozy kitchen features plenty of work surfaces, with a breakfast bar at the island for more casual dining.