33 Stunning Log Home Designs that Will Make You Re-Think Your Favorite Style of Home (2016)

33 stunning log homes that will make you re-think your favorite style of home. Photo gallery of exterior and interior of home.

Log home mansion in the trees.

Log cabins are absolutely beautiful.  The look of the cabin, the contrast of color between the wood and the lush green surrounding, the serenity…all of this, plus more is what makes log cabins so picturesque.  There is no doubt that a log cabin home catches the attention of anyone nearby; but, most times, the inside of these homes are even more beautiful.  This gallery includes both exterior and interior designs of a log cabin.

As you know there are many different types of wood out there and choosing the correct wood can be difficult.  There are plenty of factors that should be thought about while choosing the right wood.  Is the wood prone to bending, twisting, or shrinking?  Is it durable and will it last long?  It’s important to make sure you know a thing or two about the different wood species before you begin the process of planning a log cabin.

Popular Species of Wood for Log Homes

  • Eastern White Pine or Pinus strobus
    • This wood starts off lighter, but becomes darker with more exposure.
  • Western Red Cedar or Thuja plicata
    • A more expensive wood, especially in the United States.  It’s beautiful but often hard to get a large abundance of.
  • Douglas Fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii
    • Also called Red Fir or Yellow Fir.  It’s a very strong wood and is barely impacted by mold and fungus.
  • Atlantic White or Cedar Chamaecyparis thyloes
    • Commonly referred to as Juniper.  It’s light brown, doesn’t decay easily, and holds paint well.

For more types of wood used in log cabin homes, click here.

There is a different way to build a log cabin – buying a kit.  But, there are many downsides to doing so.  If the kit doesn’t come perfectly made from the factory then it will not work on your home.  It also takes several people and a fairly long amount of time to put it together.  It also takes some pretty technical carpentry skills.  These kits can also get incredibly expensive and if they’re not done correctly it will be an immense waste of time.

Below is an incredible photo gallery of 33 log homes.  The range in design showcases the wide variety of log home designs.  You’ll note that some of the interiors are truly spectacular as well.  If  you love these log cabins, you may also enjoy our collection of rustic home interiors!

Enjoy the gallery.

Ski resort log home mansion among trees
Ski resort log home mansion among trees
Log home mansion on the lake at the edge of a forested mounted
Log home mansion on the lake at the edge of a forested mounted

Check out this video from HomeStratosphere for more lake-front homes.

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Quaint but luxurious and symmetrical cabin flushed with green landscaping.

Stunning Log Home Designs

 

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A modern log cabin with floor to ceiling windows illuminated by the night.
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Contemporary log cabin with green roof.
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A two-story log cabin with a beautiful balcony.
Rambling log home with stone chimney and dark roof with large evergreen forest in the backyard
Rambling log home with stone chimney and dark roof with large evergreen forest in the backyard
Log home mansion in a ski resort suburb with extensive front-yard landscaping
Log home mansion in a ski resort suburb with extensive front-yard landscaping
3-story log home with full-width deck on slope of mountain
3-story log home with full-width deck on slope of mountain

Stunning Log Home Designs

Large ski resort log home chalet built with log and stone
Large ski resort log home chalet built with log and stone
Southern style log home with large second story wrap-around veranda.
Southern style log home with large second story wrap-around veranda.
Log home with wrap-around deck situated on the bank of a river.
Log home with wrap-around deck situated on the bank of a river.
Large stone and wood home on the the slope of a mountain.
Large stone and wood home on the the slope of a mountain.

This impressive mountain home is truly spectacular!  Click here for a fabulous rustic mountain resort!

Mountain style wood and brick home at a ski resort with 3-car garage and deck above the garage.
Mountain style wood and brick home at a ski resort with 3-car garage and deck above the garage.
Light colored log home with dark roof on a large grassy property.
Light colored log home with dark roof on a large grassy property.
Log home in a field on the edge of an evergreen tree forest
Log home in a field on the edge of an evergreen tree forest
Log home on slight slop in the forest with stone patio.
Log home on slight slop in the forest with stone patio.

Stunning Log Home Designs

2-story log home with front porch and second floor covered deck.
2-story log home with front porch and second floor covered deck.
Log home ski chalet with front porch and second story deck
This is the log home above in winter.

Log home with front porch.

Large stone and wood beamed ski chalet.
Large stone and wood beamed ski chalet. Clearly not a log home, but the extensive use of beams and its mountain setting plus the fact it’s a stunning home qualified it for this log home photo gallery.
Small log home cottage with porch.
Small log home cottage with porch.
Simple 2-story dark wood log home on the edge of a forest.
Simple 2-story dark wood log home on the edge of a forest.
Wood home on the edge of a wooded ravine with porch running full-width of the home.
Wood home on the edge of a wooded ravine with porch running full-width of the home.

 

This cabin surrounded by trees is the perfect location to add a matching tree house!

A-frame log home design with front deck spanning full width of the home.
A-frame log home design with front deck spanning full width of the home.
Luxury contemporary ski chalet log home on the mountain.
Luxury contemporary ski chalet log home on the mountain.
Suburban neighborhood log home with front porch
Suburban neighborhood log home with front porch

Log Home Interior Design Ideas

The great room interior of a log home with stairs going to a loft.
The great room interior of a log home with stairs going to a loft.
Interior of the open concept living room and dining room and loft of a large log home
Interior of the open concept living room and dining room and loft of a large log home
Image of the two-story great room of a log home with view of second-story loft
Image of the two-story great room of a log home with view of second-story loft

Unusual touches such as the above area rug, really give this room character and added interest.

Eat-in kitchen area of log home
Eat-in kitchen area of log home

Stunning Log Home Designs

Photo of stone fireplace and living room inside a log home
Photo of stone fireplace and living room inside a log home
Dining room of a log home with elevated ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows
Dining room of a log home with elevated ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows
Bathroom inside a log home
Bathroom inside a log home
Picture of a log home loft bedroom
Picture of a log home loft bedroom

Stunning Log Home Designs

The following log home photographs are provided by this premiere architectural designs website. who feature a photo gallery of over 200 log home plans and designs.

Large log home with tower
Log home illuminated at night with a tower
rear of log home
Side view of log and rock exterior home with wrap around deck backing onto a forest.

Rear view of mountain log home on the edge of a ravine. The home boasts 3 floors and 2 decks.

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Living room with vaulted ceiling and beams in log home. Large fireplace forms the center of the home’s living space.
Open concept living room of log home
View of main living space of spacious log home with exposed beams and towering windows.
Wood kitchen of log home
Kitchen in log home with custom pendant lighting, granite counter tops and extensive use of wood cabinetry.

For even more outstanding kitchen ideas, click here!

Log home spiral staircase
Spiral staircase in log home.
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Contemporary log home design with light colored logs, A-frame center at apex of circular driveway.
kitchen of log home
Large exposed beamed kitchen with island and mixture of wood and stone materials.
Cathedral ceiling of log home
Cathedral-style living area in large log home with 2-story stone fireplace and loft.
Massive custom log home with lots of windows
Rambling log home situated on the edge of a forest.
Front view of mountain home
Towering 4 story log home with rock pillars and multiple decks with green roof.
Log home illuminated at night
Contemporary log home mansion with A-frame center illuminated at night.

Click here for 200+ more log home designs and plans.

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