New Floor Plans!

The Oak Leaf – Jan/Feb 2020

By Lynn Gastineau

President of Gastineau Log Homes, Inc.



Welcome to the February 2020 issue of The Oak Leaf! For new readers, this is a monthly newsletter that is sent by e-mail to those that have expressed an interest in Gastineau Log Homes. We use this as a way of communicating technical, design and industry information.

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This 15 year old log home in IL boasts a pretty impressive collection of antlers!



Trivia Question: Who is performing at Half Time show at this weekends Super Bowl, and how much are they paid? (See the answer below.)



New Floor Plans!

We are adding a LOT of new floor plans to our website. In this months Oak Leaf, we will highlight five of those new plans. The floor plans and elevations are shown here. Click on the drawing to go to our website to see in more detail. We will be adding new plans all year so keep checking back!










The Bluebird features a full length front porch. The dining and garage both open onto a rear deck for easy grilling. A side porch could be added for a “wrap around” porch.

The Bluebird: The Bluebird is 1,420 sqft of living space on one floor. With two master suites, an open great room, large utility/pantry, and an attached “easy access” garage, this is the perfect retirement or empty nester home. Need more bedrooms? You could add a loft or finish out bedrooms in the basement. Click here for more.


The Tree Top is a beautiful and unique 2,834 sqft, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home.The first floor has an oversized open great room and master ensuite, plus a utility and guest bath.


The Tree Top: If your land has a view, this home is meant for you! The Tree Top is a modification of our very popular Caroline design. Every room in this home has access to either a porch or a deck, including every room on the second floor! Two huge master suites are in this design with one on each floor. This is a beautiful, open floor plan with views in every direction. Click here for more.



The Cardinal: This home has a lot of WOW packed into a small home. At only 1,266 sqft, it is the smallest of our new plans. All the porches, glass and the second floor balcony make this little treasure feel much larger! Click here for more.

The first floor has a great room and master bedroom.

The second floor has a balcony off the ensuite bedroom.


Flat Branch pop up plans Page1

This front porch and side porch connect to decks on the other sides of the home.


The wrap around deck continues across the back, plus a balcony on the second floor off the octagonal loft space with tons of natural light.


The Flat Branch: This gorgeous home has two bedrooms on the main level and the master suite on the second floor. The octagonal kitchen and loft area are something you usually do not see in a log home plan but with all the windows add loads of natural light. Add in the windows in the living room gable end and you have a house full of drama and light at a minimal cost. Click here for more.

The first floor of the Flat Branch is 1,370 sqft, plus 428 sqft of porch and 868 sqft of deck.





The second floor of the Flat Branch is 792 sqft with 119 sqft of deck.


The Retreat is big enough for very comfortable family gatherings.

The wrap around porches of the Retreat leads you to an even larger rear porch where everyone can gather.



The Retreat. Do you need a family retreat? Bed & Breakfast? Or just a big home with lots of ensuite bedrooms? This may be the plan for you! With 3,248 sqft and 4 ensuite bedrooms, this home will easily accommodate four couples. Don’t need something this big? Check out the Retreat II for the same home but at 2,831 square feet! Click here for more.

The first floor of the Retreat is 1,835 sqft. Two identical ensuite bathrooms are on this level plus a large kitchen, dining and living space. The living space is in the rear of the home for privacy and a beautiful view!

The second floor is 1,423 sqft with two bedrooms AND two loft spaces. How many people do you think could comfortably sleep in this home?


Open Houses:

Remember that the GLH Model Home Center on I-70 in central MO is open 7 days a week! We have three houses there that you can tour! Click here for directions and the homes you can tour.


Construction Seminar Schedule for 2019:

Click here for information on our one day construction seminars. Or email to register!

March 21, 2020


Log Home Shows for Spring 2020:

Feb 21-23 in Kansas City, MO

March 7-8 in Atlanta, GA


Answer to the Trivia Question:

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will co-headline the show. They are paid $0! Nothing!


Quote of the Month: “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James, philosopher