Rustic Conservatory Ideas and Designs
Custom Outdoor Living
Feast your eyes on the list of exciting attributes that now adorn this ultimate outdoor entertainment area, complete with every functionality you could think of: there’s a bar in there, and a pizza oven as well, there’s a sauna and spa (with stories to tell). Open the stackable doors wide, bring the outdoors inside… and no it’s not Play School. This is a seriously extraordinary transformation, from a suburban backyard of an older weatherboard home on a large block of land, to a place you can truly call ‘paradise’.
Saratoga Signature Interiors
Randall Perry Photography
Groskopf Construction, Inc
Photography by Rathbun Photography LLC
Although they were happy living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Bill and Kay Barkley longed to call Prairie Oaks Ranch, their 5,000-acre working cattle ranch, home. Wanting to preserve what was already there, the Barkleys chose a Timberlake-style log home with similar design features such as square logs and dovetail notching. The Barkleys worked closely with Hearthstone and general contractor Harold Tucker to build their single-level, 4,848-square-foot home crafted of eastern white pine logs. But it is inside where Southern hospitality and log-home grandeur are taken to a new level of sophistication with it’s elaborate and eclectic mix of old and new. River rock fireplaces in the formal and informal living rooms, numerous head mounts and beautifully worn furniture add to the rural charm. One of the home's most unique features is the front door, which was salvaged from an old Irish castle. Kay discovered it at market in High Point, North Carolina. Weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, the door and its casing had to be set with eight-inch long steel bolts. The home is positioned so that the back screened porch overlooks the valley and one of the property's many lakes. When the sun sets, lighted fountains in the lake turn on, creating the perfect ending to any day. “I wanted our home to have contrast,” shares Kay. “So many log homes reflect a ski lodge or they have a country or a Southwestern theme; I wanted my home to have a mix of everything.” And surprisingly, it all comes together beautifully.
Photos © Rachael L. Stollar
Screen porch with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace to extend the use of space during those colder months.
Wisconsin Log Homes Inc
REYNOLDS ASH + ASSOCIATES
This project is a custom home that was built as a second home for an Arizona extended family, who wanted the quintessential mountain rustic home. The home is sited to take advantage of spectacular mountain views, and was sited to protect as many of the large ponderosa pines on the site as possible. The home is constructed with a custom timber frame structure throughout, including the two-story great room space, which features a large stone fireplace. The home includes 3 levels, with a second floor master suite, a home theater and guest suites in the walk-out basement level.
Tomahawk Log & Country Homes Inc.
Custom designed by MossCreek, this four-seasons resort home in a New England vacation destination showcases natural stone, square timbers, vertical and horizontal wood siding, cedar shingles, and beautiful hardwood floors. MossCreek's design staff worked closely with the owners to create spaces that brought the outside in, while at the same time providing for cozy evenings during the ski season. MossCreek also made sure to design lots of nooks and niches to accommodate the homeowners' eclectic collection of sports and skiing memorabilia. The end result is a custom-designed home that reflects both it's New England surroundings and the owner's style. MossCreek.net
Timber Block Homes
The Denver is very practical, and designed for those who favor the open room concept. At over 2700 square feet, it has substantial living space. The living room and kitchen areas are perfect for gathering, and the generous screened in room completes the picture perfect main floor. The loft is open to below and includes a beautiful large master bedroom. With a cathedral ceiling and abundance of windows, this design lets in tons of light, enhancing the most spectacular views. www.timberblock.com
Ty Evans, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.
Vista Estate Imaging NWMLS #646709