Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Timber House Fits Any Architectural Style

Whatever architectural style you want to achieve, timber frames can fit the design, as shown by this very contemporary timber home our architects designed for clients in the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region.

In order to design an open floor plan structurally, the timber frame design includes Douglas fir “keyed beams” shown here being lifted into place and after the home was built.  The “keys” are hardwood wedges joined transversely to the adjacent timbers to transfer shear and limit interlayer slip.

The interior combines the beauty of wood with steel to create a contemporary look.  Built ins with sleek lines and furniture with a modern influence are found throughout the home.

The kitchen cabinets are recessed, making the kitchen look larger.  A Butler’s pantry is located behind the oven wall.  White contemporary doors hide a small office off the kitchen.  A curved counter with armless chairs and hanging lights complete the look. 

A lavatory continues the contemporary design with a fashionable mirror, stainless sink bowl and fixture, and an angled cabinet and countertop.

A second office upstairs uses track lighting and modern art to complete the look.

A beautiful timber home starts with a timber frame design!  Read why you should hire an architect for your home design.

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