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Home Plans for a Dogtrot Log Cabin

How to plan for a future addition when you first build
Published: March 1, 2013
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Dogtrot log cabin before addition Visbeen Architects
Before addition.
Dogtrot log cabin after addition Visbeen Architects
After addition. Plans & renderings by Visbeen Architects, / To order, go to
This Appalachian-style log cabin built with square-hewn logs is designed to become a classic dogtrot structure with an optional addition to the original building. It begins as an 817-total-square-foot foursquare log cabin and anticipates the future addition of a 391-square-foot guest cabin at the other end of the large porch. The addition transforms the original cabin into a classic dogtrot with a wonderful breezeway, all sheltered under a continuous roof.

The original cabin features an upper-level loft that sleeps three and looks over the large, open country kitchen and living room with a stone fireplace. A master bedroom, bathroom, laundry and mechanical space round out the features of the main level. The guest cabin features a loft sleeping area for two that looks down on a bunkroom that also sleeps two. There is a main-floor bathroom and a bedroom with a stone fireplace.

Other outstanding features of this cabin are wide plank flooring and five sets of French doors that open onto more than 1,000 square feet of covered porch.

Dimensions (w x d): 64 x 24 ft.
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2
Main level: 587 sq. ft. (before addition); 886 sq. ft. (after addition)
Upper level: 230 sq. ft. (before addition); 322 sq. ft. (after addition)
Total square feet: 817 sq. ft. (before addition); 1,208 sq. ft. (after addition)
Foundation: Pier

Design, plans and renderings: Visbeen Architects,

Call ePlans at (800) 528-8070, or go to
Please specify plan ID: HWEPL76048.
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