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Timberpeg California Home Reaches Net Zero

Timberpeg California Home Reaches Net Zero

This TIMBERPEG® home, located in Jerseydale (Mariposa), California is extremely energy efficient and, combined with the 7 kW solar array north of the house, is well on its way to yielding a net zero energy house. Or put more simply, no bills for propane or electricity to heat, cool or run the house. Written by the homeowners and ...
Adding Space, Light and Visual Interest With Dormers

Adding Space, Light and Visual Interest With Dormers

There’s something refined and elegant about a sleek looking home with clean lines and a simple box shape.  At the same time, a simple home with a box shape can be so simple and understated that it crosses into the realm of plain old boring.  Here’s an example of a home with and without dormers (using Photoshop)
The Right Flooring for Your Post and Beam Home

The Right Flooring for Your Post and Beam Home

Flooring is a design element that can sometimes be an afterthought when designing a post and beam home.  It’s an important element however, that can have a big impact on a home, and you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to choose your flooring, since it will have a big such a huge influence on so many other design choices.
Barn Siding and Board and Batten Siding

Barn Siding and Board and Batten Siding

Two popular siding choices that add a lot of barn style to a home are vertical barn-board siding and board and batten siding.  They are both very similar methods for siding a house using vertical boards, but board and batten has more depth, texture and dimension. Barn siding, which lacks the raised batten strip, has more of a smooth ...
What is A Cupola?

What is A Cupola?

One common feature of barn style architecture is a cupola.  Cupola comes from the Latin cupa meaning “cup”, which makes sense considering a cupola’s resemblance to an upside down cup.  Throughout the years, cupolas have topped many different styles of architecture from classic barn style homes to ancient ...
Modern Farmhouse – A Classic Post and Beam Home

Modern Farmhouse – A Classic Post and Beam Home

For those who love the style of a classic farmhouse, but who also have a taste for all things clean and modern - this New Jersey home is bound to please.  The property has several buildings designed by our in-house design department - a main house, pool house, and auto barn.
Different Finishes For a Post and Beam Frame

Different Finishes For a Post and Beam Frame

The framing in a Timberpeg home can be kept very minimal thanks to our structural insulated wall panels, and many clients opt for a simple frame that looks clean and modern.  Of course, others like the look of the frame so much they want a lot of it to show.  Either way yields a beautiful energy-efficient home. While there ...
The Tuscan – Post and Beam Home

The Tuscan – Post and Beam Home

This post and beam home is a wonderful blend of Tuscan style architecture and French country flourish.  The exterior of this home is finished in stucco, which is a popular choice where this home was built; in the Midwest.
Use Ceiling Height to Create Unique Spaces

Use Ceiling Height to Create Unique Spaces

With open floor plans providing such a great feeling of space and airiness, it’s no wonder why they are so popular in today’s homes. And with a post and beam building, the spaces can be very open indeed.  But in an open floor plan with limited walls or doors, how do you define the spaces into their separate functions; ...
The Chatham Floor Plan

The Chatham Floor Plan

This post and beam, barn style home plan has been one of our most popular homes.  It has a classic barn style appeal especially when finished in red board and batten siding, and topped with the traditional barn style topper - a cupola.