Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Timber Frame Design, Lincoln, NH

Bonin Architects & Associates provides innovative, sustainable design solutions for residential and light commercial applications.

One of our green design projects is for a timber frame home to be built in South Peak Resort at Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH surrounded by the White Mountains. Delivery of the timber frame is expected at the end of August.

The timber frame home will be a second home for Bob and Kelly Kozub, who plan to vacation there as often as possible during all four seasons. Structural Insulated Panels (also known as stress skin panels or SIPs) will keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer. Exterior timbers and cedar shakes and clapboards give the home a mountain look while earth-tone colors will compliment the natural landscape of the White Mountains.

The timber frame design includes a full finished basement and two-car garage. A bunkroom in the basement provides space for guests while the basement also includes a large recreation area with a fieldstone fireplace, two guest bedrooms, a bath with a walk-in shower, and its own laundry.

The main floor has three bedrooms which share a bathroom with a whirlpool tub. The mudroom entry includes the first-floor laundry and ample storage closets. The kitchen has a curved counter for seating overlooking the dining area, built-in bar, and great room. The dining room, great room with a large stone fireplace, and two bedrooms, all facing west, open to the mahogany decks on the west taking advantage of the views and mountain sunsets.

The timber frame main section of the home is a series of queen post bents. Wings to either side, one for the bedrooms and the other for the dining room and kitchen, utilize a Principal Purlin frame.

The second floor has a large loft and media room overlooking the dining and great room. The media room will have built-in cabinetry to hold a flat-screen TV, books, games and movies. The Master Bedroom suite includes its own fireplace and private balcony, as well as a walk-in closet and sitting and reading area.

Jackie Lampiasi, Marketing Director
Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC

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