Murray Arnott Design

Inspired Log, Post and Beam, and Timber Homes using Timeless Principles of Sustainable Design
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the dining room table is set with place settings for six people and has a view of the mountains
Dining Room in Log Post and Beam Home
Dining Room in log post and beam home. We bumped the dining room out and put windows and sliding doors on two sides in order to take advantage of panoramic views. #diningroomdesign #loghomearchitects #logcabindesign #postandbeamdesign #postandbeam #postandbeamarchitect #loghomedesign #diningroomideas
a large kitchen with wooden walls and flooring has an island in front of it
Breakfast Nook in Log Home
Looking owards breakfast nook in Michigan log cabin home I recently posted. It was a great pleasure to work with a wonderful client and Moose Mountain Log Homes on this project. #Logcabin #loghome #loghomedesign #breakfastnook
a lit up house at night with stairs leading to the upper floor and second story
Michigan handcrafted log home
A large handcrafted log cabin/home for a large extended family on a lake in Michigan. We worked with Moose Mountain Log Homes out of Alberta on this project. #loghome #loghomedesign #handcraftedloghome #michiganloghome
a living room filled with furniture and wooden walls
Arch opening to alcove leading to two bedrooms next to primary living space in Michigan handcrafted log home. Adding the alcove/short hall gives much more separation to these private spaces. Separating public and private spaces in a log home can be a important part of getting a design just right. #loghome #logcabin #Loghomedesign #logcabindesign
a living room filled with furniture and a large globe
Log Post and Beam Loft
Loft in North Carolina Post and beam home. We used round logs and rectangular timbers in the roof system. #loghome #loghomedesign #postandbeam #postandbeamdesign
a large kitchen with an island in the middle and chairs at the table on the other side
Kitchen in Handcrafted log home
Kitchen in handcrafted log home through arch. Like many, I would have preferred wood or darker cabinets but the clients wanted the light color to balance the logs. #loghome #logcabin #logcabindesign #loghomedesign
three chairs are sitting in front of a log cabin with two windows and one door
Piece on piece construction is when a log post and beam construction system is used, such as this hotel project we did in Lithuania, with stacked logs used as infill between the log posts. #loghome #logcabin #loghomedesign #logcabindesign
an aerial view of a house in the woods with stairs leading up to it's roof
Post and Beam Log Home
The first post and beam home I designed (over thirty years ago) clearly points to my interest in creative geometry to create interesting log structures but also interesting interior spaces. Of course, I still love simple cabins! #loghome #loghomedesign #postandbeam #postandbeamdesign
a living room filled with lots of furniture and wooden beams on top of the walls
Log Post and Beam Entry
Entry of round log post and beam home, one of several we designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We used western red cedar, among other reasons, due to its dimensional stability and lower shrinkage rate. #loghome #loghomedesign #postandbeam #postandbeamdesign
the inside of a log cabin with wood floors and walls, lit up at night
Covered Log Porch
Covered porch on handcrafted log home.We put a similar covered porch with a built in BBQ on the other side of the primary living space. #loghome #loghomedesign #handcraftedlog #ontariologhomes
a large wooden desk sitting in the middle of a living room next to a chair
Loft Office in a log post and beam home. Often lofts in log homes have spaces that can be used to create smaller private spaces: an office, a reading nook, a sewing area, a games area.
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place next to a stone fireplace covered in logs
Living room for bar alcove in handcrafted log home on Lake Huron. Large diameter handcrafted logs allow us to work with different types of arches throughout the home. #loghome #Loghomedesign #logcabin #logcabindesign
a large log home with stone and wood sidings
Handcrafted log home in south central Pennsylvania. With the sloping lot, we put the entry on the back side in order to entry at the main floor level and have the primary living areas looking out over the sweeping views. #loghomes #loghomedesign #pennsylvanialoghome #handcraftedlog
a living room with couches and a fire place
Log home screened porch
A log post and beam screened porch. We backed the fireplace onto one in the dining room behind and to an outdoor BBQ, as well. I was very happy with the result. #screenedporch #logporch #postandbeam #loghomes — in Haliburton, Ontario.