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A Timber Frame Pool Party: Farmingdale Pool House

A Timber Frame Pool Party: Farmingdale Pool House

This week, we'll be featuring a New Jersey home's fabulous pool house designed by the talented timber framers at Timberpeg. Specializing in custom designs, Timberpeg was able to create a pool house that doesn't just look great next to the pool, but suits the style of the home already existing on the property. 
The Plymouth Timber Frame: A Carriage House in Vermont

The Plymouth Timber Frame: A Carriage House in Vermont

We hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating America yesterday! What makes all of the post and beam and timber frame homes we feature here even more terrific, is the fact that they are all manufactured in the USA! This week we'll be featuring a gem of a home in east-central Vermont. It's a timber frame carriage house ...
Letting the Sunlight Into Your Post and Beam Home

Letting the Sunlight Into Your Post and Beam Home

One of the most important investment decisions that has to be made when designing and building a home is the window selection. There is a reason we say windows are an investment when building your post and beam home - the windows will likely be a significant percentage of the total upfront cost but they can also have a big payback ...
10 Ways to Make Your Post & Beam Kitchen Uniquely You

10 Ways to Make Your Post & Beam Kitchen Uniquely You

As we mentioned in our "kitchen layout ideas" posting, it wasn't too long ago that the kitchen was sequestered from the rest of the home.  But that was then, and this is now.  Nowadays, the adage goes "No matter the guest, they'll always like your kitchen best."  This really speaks to the propensity ...
The Blue Hill Bay Post and Beam Home Floor Plan

The Blue Hill Bay Post and Beam Home Floor Plan

This 2000 sf post and beam home was built near the coast of Maine as a getaway home, and eventual retirement home.  With that in mind, the home has a first floor master and all the necessary amenities on the main level. Finished with cedar shingle siding and dark green trim, this post and beam home fits right in to the rugged, coniferous ...
What to put on your barn home walls and ceilings?

What to put on your barn home walls and ceilings?

Before you can even start to consider the color of your barn home walls, you have to stop and think about the material first.  There are a lot of options to consider; from plaster and drywall, to tongue and groove boards.  Each adds its own character to a barn home, and we’ll highlight some of the options below.  ...
The Easthampton – Post and Beam Cottage on a Grand Scale

The Easthampton – Post and Beam Cottage on a Grand Scale

Nestled in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts sits a house full of post and beam cottage charm.  While this home is larger than an actual cottage, at about 3,400 square feet, the abundance of details and architectural style make this feel like a true post and beam cottage.
The Sudbury Home – Classic Done in Contemporary Style

The Sudbury Home – Classic Done in Contemporary Style

Sitting beside the Sudbury river in Massachusetts is a post and beam home where style abounds and light soars through walls of windows.  While the home has classic barn house architecture, the decor is an amalgam of contemporary fabrics and modern materials.  The results are simply stunning.
Kitchen Layout Ideas for Post and Beam Homes

Kitchen Layout Ideas for Post and Beam Homes

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  Unlike the days of yore when the kitchen was the domain of servants and needed to be sequestered to the back of a home and kept out of sight, today’s homeowners are looking for homes with kitchens that function as great entertaining spaces.  So, in keeping up with the latest ...
Say ‘I Do’ to a Barn Wedding

Say ‘I Do’ to a Barn Wedding

Over the years we’ve gotten to see a lot of photos of the many projects we’ve designed and built.  But recently we found some photos of a barn we designed and built in Edgerton, KS that really made us smile.  Turns out the Mildale Farm barn is a big hit with brides!
A Coastal Classic Post and Beam Home on Cape Cod

A Coastal Classic Post and Beam Home on Cape Cod

When you think of Cape Cod, MA, a certain look and feel might be brought to mind.  Be it windswept beaches with billowing sea grasses aflutter, or the images of bobbing dinghies and sailboats glowing on a sparkling sea – Cape Cod has a definite vibe.  The homes found on the Cape also have a certain air about them. This home, ...