At Southwest Log Homes, we build exceptional homes in unique landscapes, but our real aim is to visualize and create the home our customer’s have dreamed of in a one-of-a-kind natural setting, where they will enjoy living for many years to come.
Location is just as much part of the overall design process as is the scrapbook of ideas and wishes that our customers bring to us at the outset of discussing a their customized log or timber-frame home.
Intuition of how the landscape flows will tell you how a house should reside within the landscape. Frank Lloyd Wright appropriately stated that “No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill.” He was one of the originators of designing a structure, or home building that was in harmony with the surrounding environment, and which became his philosophy of building organic architecture.
The overall landscape provides the palette, starting with the further outreaches of the land and the type of approach that is made to the home, normally including a natural, smooth and winding road that allow the home owner to take a breath and relax before entering the location. In addition, the landscape’s sunrise and sunset orientation can have an impact on how the homeowner will enjoy the outdoor living areas. The elevation of the home merging with the land is important so as to become part of the land.
Chief architect and building developer of Southwest Log Homes, David Barfield has spent a lifetime designing, building and visualizing homes and buildings that incorporate the natural and organic landscapes found within the rugged hills of Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Realizing that every landscape has it’s own unique quality, David spends a great deal of time simply thinking and observing the selected location while reviewing the client’s scrapbook of notes, textures, impressions. First impressions are vital as well as considering the placement, orientation and direction are all parts of the puzzle, that when solved, will enable his customers to truly enjoy their new home.
If you’ve met or worked with Mr. Barfield, you will understand a particular renaissance type of drive that he employs in creating unique combinations of great, landscape locations and a rugged, artistic, log and timber-frame homes. Each and every one leave a landmark location that every customer enjoys even more.
If you’re interested in developing your property to welcome a new log or timber-frame home, contact us at Southwest Log Homes and let’s discuss your custom-built dream landscape.