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Log Inspired Rustic Hybrid Homes

For those of you that want to achieve the rustic look with either less or no exterior log we offer our log inspired line of rustic homes. These hybrid homes achieve the rustic look by blending exterior materials such as cedar siding, stone and possibly some round or square logs as accent. Adding a log framed porch can really add to the look of the home. Cement board board is another option for exterior siding. It has a rustic look with very little maintenance.

With a hybrid style home the options are endless for getting that rustic look that you are after. The home in these photos incorporated half log construction with cultured stone as both full wall covering and wainscot accent. Also, note the shakes in the front gable that add a third element in finishes.  This style of building opens up many options for interior finishing. Those options range from tongue and groove knotty pine, interior log and drywall for some color contrasts.  Log posts and beams can also be used. Some opt for square logs for more of a timber framed look while others go with the more traditional round logs for beams, posts and accents.  Real or cultured stone arent only an exterior finish. Many go beyond the fireplace chase for interior stone. It can be used on the backs of kitchen island and bars, as a wainscot on walls and even in walk in showers. These log inspired rustic homes are great for residential areas where log homes don’t exactly “fit in” and may not be allowed by local covenants and restrictions.  

To take a tour of a couple of rustic hybrid homes that we have built here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Just click the photos below.







These hybrid homes can be as rustic or conventional as you want to make them. They are the perfect "middle of the road" home for many and are becoming quite popular in the last few years.

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