timber frame home
While this blog is titled “Barn Homes and Beyond”, Timberpeg specializes in barn style homes as well as more modern timber frame construction. Even though most of our clients are looking for a home, there is something about this time of year that makes us think of barns. While hardly any barns are used these days for their ancient purpose of barley storage, many of our clients have had barns built to serve as garages or workshops. Here are a few of the handsomest barns we have built.
If you are considering building an addition to your home, then there are several considerations that arise. You must consider your new addition’s function and what features you wish to add. Furthermore, your designers or architects must make sure your addition is structurally sound and can be built in an acceptable place on your property.
The Truss is one of the most important advances in the history of architecture. Although some important buildings used trusses earlier, the idea saw wide deployment in the Middle Ages. Before this time, roofs were supported only by rafters joined by horizontal beams, which made the roof unstable against horizontal forces.
Over the years Timberpeg® has been involved with countless stunning projects. One of the most memorable homes is this timber frame home designed by Dennis Keefe, AIA. Inspired by a combination of Arts and Crafts style homes and the homes of the English countryside, the architect crafted the design for this home with an eye for classic design and and a desire to make the home blend with the land. Working together with Timberpeg®, the stunning great room, perhaps the showpiece of the home, was designed and cut to exacting specifications and soaring heights.
It took the homeowners of this beautiful timber frame home over five years to find the perfect piece of land on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. Once they found their dream lot with stunning views, mature trees and impressive rock overcroppings, the couple knew they had to find the right kind of home to fit with the land. The result of their careful quest to build a home in tune with the land is this stunning, yet relaxed lakeside, timber frame home.
Recent news about the housing industry has had an upbeat tone and some real optimism for 2013. According to a recent story on NPR, “new homebuilding reached a 4 1/2 year high in December.” The forecasts for 2013 predict a steady growth in the housing market. This recent uptick in confidence has people interested in building a post and beam or timber frame home asking themselves if now is the right time to build.