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Modern rustic log home boasting views of Mount Timpanogos, Utah

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This modern rustic log home was designed by Shubin Donaldson Architects, located on a 160 acres working sheep ranch just outside the Wasatch National forest in Woodland, Utah. Nestled at an altitude of 7,800 feet, this home features spectacular 180 degree views towards Mount Timpanogos. According to the architects, this region of forest is plagued by the bark beetle and millions of acres of standing dead trees which contribute to the unhealthy and dangerous forest conditions.

The construction of this home makes repurposes these dead trees into it’s design, in a cross laminated timber (CLT), solid wood thermal mass structure. The process begins with the lumber being harvested from the ranch, cleaned and cut on CNC machines from a local timber mill. It is then shop assembled into building panels and shipped to the site ready to be installed. From dead trees to being part of a structure in just under a 50 mile round trip!

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The project called for traditional ranch architecture. The architects devised a plan that would be divided into three basic forms: a living wing, sleep wing and a parking wing. Each wing has been developed to respond to arrival, site and view, where the main living area features an enclosed connective porch between the wings. The structure is skewed slightly off axis, to create a direct sightline to the peak of Mt. Timpanogos.

The exterior facade features rough material elements of reclaimed timber for the siding, sourced from the old Salt Lake trestles. The interior offers a more refined palette of materials, consisting of steel, wood and stone, yet with a contemporary aesthetic. The interior side of the solid wood walls and roof forms were left exposed. This is an expression of the structural and thermal mass concepts, while further enhancing the aesthetic of a modern day log home.

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What We Love: This striking modern rustic log home offers an inviting exterior facade thanks to natural timbers and stacked stone. Expansive views from the interior makes you feel like you are immersed in your surroundings, while contemporary furnishings offers a sophisticated living experience. Overall this is a beautifully designed home that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere… Could you imagine living here? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Shubin Donaldson Architects: Modern concrete and glass home: Toro Canyon Residence and Southern California coastal living atop a hillside: Revello Residence.

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Photos: Alan Blakely Photography

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