Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New House for Clients with Unique Vision

Not all timber frames have to look like barn homes.  One of our clients building a timber home in Vermont wanted to design a home that is not just “different”, but truly unique in that they wanted their home to feel like a forest grove.  

Sitting atop a mountain, the timber frame home called Night Pasture Farm is the perfect representation of life in Vermont.

Taking all of their ideas, wants, and needs into consideration, Architect Jeremy Bonin developed a house plan that is more beautiful than they imagined:  a central hearth and chimney define, enclose, and shelter the open floor plan similar to a tree canopy.  

The home design features a central hearth and chimney supporting a timber frame which mimics a canopy of trees in a grove.

The first floor plan includes living areas, a laundry and pantry, a master bedroom suite and powder room.  The second floor has two bedrooms, a bath and a loft/office overlooking the great room.  

Vermont Timber Works crafted a timber frame designed by Architect Jeremy Bonin for this farmhouse in Vermont.

The space over the garage holds a music studio which brings hours of enjoyment and impromptu jam sessions with friends who pop in to say hi.

The home design includes a music room which shows off the homeowner's collection of instruments.

The best time of day, though, is just at dusk, when the view of the valley is darkening yet still visible and the new house beams radiantly in the setting sun.

A timber home is a beacon of light on a mountain top.

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