Log Homes with Open Floor Plans

Love the rustic look, the feel, and even smell of a wooden home? Who doesn’t! But do you also demand the modern design of an open floor plan? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous, classically styled log homes, complete with the open floor plan you need. Gingrich Builders brings you the marriage of modern and rustic — a log home with an open floor plan.

Lake Haven 2,100 Sq. Feet

Inspired by the European chalet, the Lake Haven is one of our most popular log homes with an open floor plan. The design is easily recognized thanks to its signature A-frame structure. This gorgeous log house features many hallmarks of modern design such as:

  • The steep A-frame roof
  • A great room in the A-frame arch
  • A great room with a view of the kitchen and dining room
  • Cathedral ceiling
  • A prominent loft over the great room
  • Visibility between first and second floor
  • View the Lake Haven floor plans

Bradford 3,165 Sq. Feet

This large, well-equipped log home boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an office — all with an open floor plan. To provide privacy to the downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms, the Bradford is less open than the Lake Haven but still combines a modern, open floor plan with a rustic log home style. Other modern aesthetic touches include:

  • The modest A-frame roof
  • A great room in the A-frame arch
  • Large, prominent windows
  • Tall angled walls
  • Great room with a view into the dining room and kitchen
  • Loft overlooking the great room
  • Visibility between first and second floor
  • Check out the Bradford floor plans

Atglen 2,200 Sq. Feet

Designed in a more traditional cabin or frontier style, the Atglen is still a great example of a log home with an open floor plan. Even while projecting a traditional aesthetic — without the distinctive A-frame — the Atglen still provides the modern design choices that today’s homeowners adore. The exterior is pure frontier and the interior is a legitimate open floor plan, featuring these modern flourishes:

  • A great room with view of the kitchen and dining room
  • Visibility between first and second floor
  • Ample windows
  • See the Atglen floor plans

Why Log Homes Are Perfect for Open Floor Plans

Discerning homeowners and house lovers adore log homes with open floor plans. Here’s why open floor plans pair so well with log homes:

  • Log homes frequently are adorned with a plethora of windows. Open floor plans allow natural light to brighten more of the home, creating a bright, warm and inviting space to spend time in.
  • Luxury log homes are often built in gorgeous places, surrounded by trees, overlooking vistas and views. Lots of windows and an open floor plan allow you to take in the breathtaking views and natural beauty from even more rooms in your log home.
  • Open floor plans and high ceilings make log homes look and feel more spacious.
  • The people who buy log homes tend to be creative and original. Open floor plans allow them to express their unique interior decorating and furniture placement.

Evolution of Log Homes with Open Floor Plans

In decades past, you couldn’t find log homes with open floor plans — it just wasn’t done. The style and aesthetic of log homes has evolved considerably over our lifetimes. Before, the common log home motif tended to be dark, somber and closed.

Darker wood stains and dim interior colors were the norms for the color palette. On the architectural front, low ceilings, scant windows, and closed-off floor plans dominated. Rather than making log homes feel spacious and natural, these touches made them feel cramped and claustrophobic — the opposite of a dream home.

Over time, log home owners kept demanding modern log homes, and custom home builders obliged. Now log homes with open floor plans are more popular than ever.

See our catalog gallery of log homes.

Custom Log Homes with Open Floor Plans

The Lake Haven, Atglen, and Bradford are some of our most popular styles of log homes — many people fall in love with these models exactly as we designed them. As a true custom log home builder, we at Gingrich Builders can build anything you can envision.

You can combine features from any of our models or work with us to design your 100% original dream home. If you’re interested in learning more about your dream log home, start the conversation. Contact us today!

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