Walk in,,,no one's footsteps
A Ward Cedar Log Home is created just for you - a home shaped by your individual tastes, preferences, building site and, of course, your budget. Start with a plan from any one of our three design series, and use it as a springboard for your ideas. Make any modifications you wish. You can even combine features from one home plan with another.
Choose from three design series
From the traditional Lexington log cabin style with a full-length porch to the spectacular Sedona with its exposed round purlin roof system and walls of glass, our popular Premier Series offers
Ward will work closely the greatest design variety, with with you to create a custom design that many home styles and floor plans gives shape and form to your ideas, we pride choose from. In addition, all ourselves on being responsive to your every homes feature the best request. Plus, we use todays most advanced quality components in the most computer-aided design software, allowing us complete building package we offer.
CEDAR VALLEY SERIES
When you're looking for a more cost-efficient log home, choose the Cedar Valley Series. These gracious homes are designed with generous living space, style and affordability in mind. And because they are from Ward, you can be assured that high quality logs and brand-name components will be part of your Cedar Valley package.
For the adventurer in all of us, Ward offers the delightful Camp Series. With several models to choose from, you'll find the perfect plan for your lakeside retreat, ski lodge, cottage by the sea or cabin in the woods. Because we use shorter Northern White Cedar logs in our Camps, this series is our most affordable option, bringing the cost of a vacation home into easy reach. And with its extensive use of cedar throughout, you'll have the benefits of a beautiful second home that's easy to care for as well as low maintenance.
Or go completely custom - the choice is yours
Bring us photos of home styles you love or a rough floor plan sketched on paper. What was
once just a dream - just a glimmer of possibilities — will be brought to life with our design experts
guiding the process. Rest assured, whatever type of home you envision, we will take your initial ideas through to final, finished drawings at no extra cost. Our design team uses advanced computer-aided design software to expedite this process and make it easy for you to visualize your new home.
Make it your own
Choice comes standard with Ward Cedar Log Homes. No matter which features you choose, you'll feel confident knowing that every Ward home has been designed and engineered over the years to achieve lasting beauty and strength.
LOG PROFILES OR SIDING
From contemporary to traditional, Ward offers a variety of log profiles to suit your style. Our classic D-shaped log provides a mooth, finished look and is available in both 6-inch and 8-inch profiles. If you prefer a more handcrafted feel, there's our hand-peeled log. Back by popular demand, this traditional profile has rustic appeal. We also offer a milled clapboard log profile for a more conventional exterior look.
LOG CORNERS OR CORNER BOARDS
Choose our traditional interlocking corners for a look that's reminiscent of yesteryear. Or square off the corners and finish them with cedar trim for a more modern look.
The roof is the crowning jewel of every home we build, adding elegance, strength, and complete protection from the elements. We offer three roof systems to choose from: our uniquely designed exposed round purlin roof, traditional rafter construction or a manufactured truss system. Following is a look at what each one has to offer.
Purlin Roof System
Ward was the first to use the pre-cut round purlin roof system, which gives structures tremendous strength while creating soaring cathedral ceilings, plenty of space for lofts and open, free-flowing floor plans - the hallmark of a Ward Cedar Log home. Our spruce purlins are also pre-notched in our factory so that they may pass right through the solid log gable walls, leaving you with less cutting on the job. Purlins may be round or square, depending upon your preference.
Rafter Roof System
You also have the option of selecting a conventional rafter system, designed with standard dimensional lumber. Should you want to make a stronger architectural statement, specify our larger rafter option to create valuted ceilings in which the rafters are exposed.
Truss Roof System
If cost savings are important to you, Ward Cedar Log Homes offers a manufactured truss roof system that allows you to combine both flat and vaulted ceilings. An attic truss system is also available should you need additional second floor living space at an economical price.
Don't let sloped ceilings stop you from having the room you need. Add dormers to increase the height of the outside wall and create more second floor living space. Choose either shed or gable roof dormers to provide the exterior style you prefer.
PORCHES, DECKS AND GARAGES
When the days are long and the weather warm, you'll want to spend more time outside - entertaining friends, relaxing with family or simply enjoying a lovely view on a quiet Saturday afternoon. With Ward, you can easily extend your living space out of doors by adding a screened-in porch, wraparound deck or gracious veranda. Or add an attached or detached garage - even a barn - matching your home's exterior appearance.
When it comes to the outside look of a Ward Cedar Log Home, a world of possibilities guarantees eye-catching curb appeal. Leave logs natural and they'll acquire a silvery patina, or apply a finish to achieve a specific color tone.
Should you choose the Ward Hybrid Comfort System, with its insulated, log-sided walls that look exactly like traditional solid log homes, you have the option of mixing and matching various exterior and interior treatments.
BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE
Tongue-and-groove paneling, available in either pine or cedar, comes standard for interior walls, or you can finish the interior with drywall. Some of the most beautiful Ward Cedar Log Homes use a variety of interior finishes to achieve an attractive and balanced combination of color and texture.