A Post and Beam Home for the Last Frontier



When designing the perfect post and beam home, the building location can strongly influence the design. For example, a coastal home will need more robust shingles, and a building on a sloped site will likely incorporate a walk-out basement. Today’s featured floor plan comes from Juneau, Alaska. While its steeply-sloped roof helps shed snow and the garage is a necessity for cold winter mornings, these features can also appeal to buyers in other climates. With three bedrooms in 2500 square feet, it is perfectly sized for a small family.


A coat closet is fittingly provided as you enter the foyer through the formal entryway. On the right, a doorway leads to the combination laundry and mudroom, which also accesses the garage. To the left of the foyer is a first-floor bathroom with shower. Continuing down this hallway brings us to the family room. This large room provides plenty of space for relaxing, and it can also be closed off from the rest of the house if desired. This is perfect for containing more formal parties to the living and dining rooms, and also means that this space can be easily altered to a first floor master bedroom if so desired.


Stepping out of the family room’s other doorway brings us into the dining room. This room is suitable for hosting large dinner parties, and is conveniently open to the kitchen for seamless entertaining. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with an expansive U-shaped counter surface. The range is stationed in the island, which also features casual bar seating. A large pantry provides ample space for storing food and equipment. At the rear of the house is a large living room, which is also open to the kitchen and dining rooms. This room features cathedral ceilings and a woodstove for heat and atmosphere.


Returning to the front of the kitchen we can take the staircase to the second floor. Ahead are the two secondary bedrooms, which share a full bathroom to the right. To the left is the master suite, which features a bathroom as large as the sleeping quarters. In addition to the cavernous walk-in closet, the bathroom itself features a separate shower and tub. This home also features a third floor loft space, which can be used as an additional bedroom or office space.

What do you think of this home and floor plan?  Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts.  And, keep in mind, existing floor plans are only a starting point when it comes to designing your own post and beam home.  A talented design team can modify any existing plan to meet your needs and tastes.  Contact Timberpeg today to get started on your own floor plan.