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Rain Water Management for Your Timber Frame Home

Rain Water Management for Your Timber Frame Home

With building season getting into full swing, there are so many considerations to make when beginning construction on a new timber frame home.  One of the items which is not usually top of mind is managing water on your property.  With some regions experiencing record flooding, and others under drought conditions, it’s ...
The Millbrook Barn Home Floor Plan

The Millbrook Barn Home Floor Plan

There is something so beautiful about a barn home that's in perfect proportion.  A home that's not too tall or too wide, not too stark and not too cluttered. The Millbrook barn home floor plan is one of those barn homes that truly has everything in balance.  At only 1,632 square feet, the plan is open and spacious on the ...
“Split Rock” A Candlewood Lake Timber Frame

“Split Rock” A Candlewood Lake Timber Frame

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 ...
Cathedral or Non-Cathedral?

Cathedral or Non-Cathedral?

Post and beam construction naturally lends itself to open spaces and, of course, cathedral ceilings. The most common area that timber frame homeowners choose to have a cathedral space is the great room. But not all timber frame homes have cathedral living rooms or great rooms. The picture to the left shows a common cathedral timber frame ...
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.  ...