Cowboy Log House Plans

Sue | March 23rd, 2012 - 5:24 am

Cowboys are part of the west where we live, and so Cowboy Log House plans are part of this backdrop as well. You may wonder, “What ingredients make a Cowboy plan?” From our experience as horse lovers, here is what we think is important…

A Cowboy Plan would need a big country kitchen complete with some very special amenities. An indoor grill for cooking steaks is a must. That flame broiled taste is reminiscent of cooking over an open fire. In a country kitchen everything needs to be very open, not cramped. Functionality instead of ‘tea cup’ appearance is the focus. There is no need for fancy features like a granite counter top. Instead good sturdy hickory cabinets, solid wood floors to endure the traffic, and of course space for an oak table to seat 8 or 10 are desired.

luxury log home ranch style

Another feature of a Cowboy House Plan would be a low roof line. Winds can sweep the high plains. The desire is for a log home that adds to the landscape, not interrupting it. A tall two story log home breaks above the line of the horizon and invites the west wind to collide with it. A low ranch roof line allows the wind to pass over.

handcrafted log home covered porch

My ideal Cowboy Plan would not be complicated. It would need wise covered porches. If you have ever visited a ranch then you know that there is activity from early in the morning until late at night. Porches provide a sheltered place to sit out of the noon day sun. It provides a silent partner to sit with as one watches the sun climb higher. And it provides space to lean against a rugged post as the sun sets closing another day.

log homes stone fireplace clh

A Cowboy House Plan also needs a fireplace. My ideal is not some small natural gas inset, but a real wood burning fireplace with stonework. A fireplace stands with great silent strength and can serve to reflect the burning passion of the people who live there within theĀ  log walls.

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Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. * Please note photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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