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Log Homes

Mountain Retreat

Location: Sierra County, California
Architect: Ward-Young Architects

This home is a 9000 square foot handcrafted log structure built in the middle of nowhere. The facility is self-supporting with its own electric generator and solar collectors.

The structure is very complex, sporting an interior log space frame/truss with a pyramidal skylight at the top. Additionally, there are a number of other log trusses and hip beams all with bolted knife blade connections.

This structure was first built by the log vendor in Victor, Montana, then disassembled and re-erected at the project site in Sierra County, California.

Our personnel visited the log yard in Montana to solve several design problems and insure the as-built structure conformed to the plans and engineering.