Develop Floor Plans Early

Most people who want a log or timber frame home have been envisioning how they want their house to look from the outside for a long time before they actually have a plan for building it. They also have a sense of what they want and need on the inside, but often they are not quite sure where to begin.

How to Get Floor Plans

As we help our clients on their path to becoming homeowners, we’re often asked how to get the house plans started for their new log or timber frame home. Ridgeline Log Cabins is here to help with that.

It is prudent to start the plan design process as early as possible once the decision is made to build a wood home. Plans are free for customers who buy a home package from Ridgeline Log Cabins.

Having plans enable you to make modifications, and plans will be necessary when approaching potential contractors and lenders. It’s much easier to change your dream on paper than it is after you’ve started the building process.

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Not only does Ridgeline Log Cabins offer dozens of Honest Abe Legacy Collection plans that can be modified to meet the specific needs of the homeowner, two other house plan development options are available – provide your own or have us create original plans from your concept.  

In-House Design

We want you to be assured that working in conjunction with Ridgeline Log Cabins, the Honest Abe in-house, award-winning Design Team can turn original ideas that are just concepts and dreams into plans that a customer can really think about and review. It sounds cliche, but we really have had people bring us their ideas sketched out on a napkin or scrap paper, and they’ve become plans for beautiful homes. 

Three options for designing floor plans through Ridgeline Log Cabins…

  1. choose from the Honest Abe collection of original plans
  2. choose from Customer Created Plans designed by Honest Abe’s customers and in-house design team
  3. bring your own original design

Customizing Any Plan

Of course, there’s a fourth option, which is to select a plan you like and have us modify it for your specific needs and desires. Many people choose one of our classic plans and make it their own through modifications. Click the Searchable Floor Plans button to see the entire collection.

Customizing a Classic

The Alderson plan is an example of how one couple designed their perfect home by modifying one of Honest Abe’s traditional plans. 

Customers’ Creations

We’re fortunate to be able to offer creations by past customers, like the two homes pictured below.

Click the Custom Homes button below to review some of the most beautiful floor plans for log homes and timber frame homes that started as a customer’s dream.

The Honest Abe Design Team is pretty proud of them, because they were able to capture exactly what the homeowner had imagined. 

The plans in this collection were graciously shared by the homeowners who conceived of them. They represent a lifetime of passion and many years of planning for some.

They’re being shared for inspiration and to give others confidence that a dream can become a forever home.

Our log and timber frame homes are manufactured in the U.S.A. & have been since 1979.

photo of front page of Hones Abe Living Magazine