Friday, July 10, 2009

Timber Homes: Beautiful & Unique

If you are looking to build a stunningly unique home, consider a timber frame home. Timber homes, also called post and beam homes, are both beautiful and distinctive.

The timber frame is wrapped in an insulating barrier, usually Structural Insulated Panels (SIP Panels). The timber structure is then visible on the inside of the home, creating one of the most beautiful home interiors available.

Unlike man-made materials, timbers vary in color and size, adding depth and warmth to the home.
Posts and beams can be recycled from old factories, barns, and historical buildings, adding character and bringing a unique history to the home. Small defects may be present, including nail holes, notches, and scratches, which also to the beauty of the home.

Timber frames offer elegant, simple solutions to challenges that exist in designing a home, allowing homeowners to create every type of space imaginable, from grand and expansive to small and cozy, public to private, recreational to functional. Timber frames appeal to those concerned with the quality, not quantity, of space.

Timber homes address the basic human need for shelter and comfort while satisfying our deeper desires for simplicity, tradition, security, warmth, and beauty. Best of all,
timber frame design can accommodate any architectural style to reflect your personal taste!

Timber frame home, top, by Riverbend Timber Framing

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