Log Home In­ter­na­tional

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Many of us grew up with a dream of own­ing the quin­tes­sen­tial se­cluded log re­treat; some­place nes­tled in the moun­tains or along a lake where the world can’t reach us. That dream is not uniquely North Amer­i­can. In fact, the roots of log home con­struc­tion are firmly planted in the Old World, not the New. Rus­sia, Scan­di­navia, Ger­many, France and many other coun­tries on the other side of the pond were the true pi­o­neers when it came to build­ing with logs, and many of th­ese cen­turies-old struc­tures still stand to­day.

Since the early 1990s, Pre­ci­sionCraft Log & Tim­ber Homes has been adding to that global tra­di­tion, ex­port­ing its de­signs all over the world to un­ex­pected and ex­otic lo­cales such as Tai­wan, Greece, Aus­tralia and Ja­pan. Their in­ter­na­tional clients want the “West­ern Amer­i­can” aes­thetic that has come to sym­bol-

ize strength and self-reliance.

From the balmy Caribbean to the frozen tun­dra, Pre­ci­sionCraft goes to great lengths to cus­tom­ize their de­signs to fit their clients’ var­ied en­vi­ron­ments. By work­ing in a wide range of coun­tries with many dif­fer­ent sets of frus­trat­ing build­ing codes, Pre­ci­sionCraft’s con­struc­tion team has learned the im­por­tance of flex­i­bil­ity. “The big­gest dif­fer­ences,” says Ce­leste Ray­gosa, de­sign man­ager of M.T.N De­sign, Pre­ci­sionCraft’s ar­chi­tec­tural arm, “are in the spaces within the home – par­tic­u­larly their size and how rooms in­ter­act with each other.” For ex­am­ple, overseas clients tend to pre­fer kitchens that are com­part­men­tal­ized and sep­a­rated from com­mon spaces, as op­posed to the open-con­cept lay­out that is so sought-af­ter state­side.

Though the in­te­rior de­sign may be di­verse, one thing re­mains the same: The de­sire for an all-nat­u­ral log home. The de­mand for a mail-or­der es­capist dream home, cus­tom­ized and shipped from a fa­cil­ity in Boise, Idaho, to any­where in the world, is not only a tes­ta­ment to Pre­ci­sionCraft’s lo­gis­ti­cal mas­tery, it’s a clear in­di­ca­tor of the ap­peal of Amer­i­can-style log home liv­ing, here and abroad.

LEFT & OP­PO­SITE: This ma­jes­tic log and tim­ber home was de­signed and fab­ri­cated in Boise, Idaho, then shipped to its Mediter­ranean lo­ca­tion.

BE­LOW: By work­ing in a wide va­ri­ety of coun­tries, Pre­ci­sionCraft Log & Tim­ber Homes has learned the im­por­tance of de­sign flex­i­bil­ity.

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