Some call it "exposed beam" construction, others call it "post and beam".
Over the centuries it has accumulated many names. Spanning across multiple continents and time periods, the building technique has been used in cultures and societies from ancient Japan and medieval Europe to modern day America. Timber framing is a building style which incorporates the large wooden structural beams which hold a house up, into the design elements of the interior.
These exposed beams add a warm, natural feel that has had a broad, timeless appeal. Traditionally the posts and beams are joined using wooden pegs. Much like a giant three dimensional jigsaw puzzle, the horizontal and vertical timbers fit together to form snug and solid joints.
One of the most renowned and well respected timberframe companies in the country is Timberpeg®.
We have chosen to partner with Timberpeg® as Independent Representatives for several reasons. Firstly, the quality of the Timberpeg® product is legendary. Their frames are cut extremely precise with state of the art computer controlled machines. This means the frame not only fits together perfectly, but it means less wood is wasted during the process. Also, a variety of their home package components including Douglas fir or eastern white pine frames, are available with FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications. This means the wood for the frame has come from well managed forests.
In addition to the responsible sourcing of the wood and the reduction of waste provided by off site manufacturing, Timberpeg® homes also provide you with superior energy efficiency (an important quality for homes in New England). In fact numerous Timberpeg® homes have received the highest Energy Star® rating possible: five stars. So if you are interested in the classic look of timber framing and also need a home with energy-efficiency we hope you'll contact us to find out more.
1,000 - 2,000 Square Feet:
- Keowee (#T00414)
This cozy cottage is small but the open spaces make it feel much larger. The kitchen looks through to the living room and the master suite is located on the same floor. A second bedroom and bath are located on the top floor. With porches on almost every side, the space is expanded to the outside.
Square Feet: 1242 (not including porches)
- Linville (#T00415)
With lots of porches and an "outdoor" living room, this cottage home was designed to take advantage of nature. This home features an open living/kitchen/dining and master suite on the first floor. Two more bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the second floor along with small loft area overlooking the living room.
Square Feet: 1698 (not including porches)
- Hawk Mountain (#5750)
This compact ski house takes advantage of its steep site by having a large deck plus a balcony off the master bedroom. The main living area is on the view side of the first floor, with a small bedroom for guests and a dual purpose bath. Upstairs the master bedroom, bath and study occupy the whole floor, offering privacy. The alpine details make this a charming weekend retreat.
Square Feet: 1600
- Grand Lake (#5609)
Designed for a sloping site, this plan is perfect for those who are looking for a walk out basement. On the main floor, the kitchen is convenient to the mudroom and garage. This is an excellent plan for homeowners wanting to get the most out of a sloping site while still maintaining the cozy feeling of a smaller home.
Square Feet: 1846
2,000 - 3,000 Square Feet:
- Concord (#5988)
Designed for an existing footprint, this house has a very open first floor with lots of windows to take advantage of views. The master bedroom is on the second floor, with a loft and a special reading/view tower room. Restrained and contemporary in style, this house maximizes views, but still has privacy on its river front wooded lot.
Square Feet: 2188
- The Lakewood (#5924)
This charming and compact house offers one story living, with the master bedroom suite, living, dining and kitchen all on the first floor. Two additional bedrooms and full bath upstairs are ideal for family or guests, and there is a loft overlooking the great room. The wrap around deck and screened in porch make this house perfect for a lakeside retreat.
Square Feet: 2127
- Presque Isle (#5957)
This compact house is ideally suited for small budgets or tight lots. It has a cathedral great room opening up to a deck with views out the back. The galley style kitchen is separated from the great room by cabinets, and the master bedroom suite offers a walk-in closet and dual-vanity bath. Upstairs are another bedroom with walk-in closet and bath, plus space for a future third bedroom. This is a prime example of when enough space can be just right.
Square Feet: 2200
- Spencer (#6106)
A traditional shingled lake front cottage, this house has an attached one car garage and a central great room to take advantage of views. The master bedroom suite is tucked into the front, with two large bedrooms upstairs, sharing a full bath. From the loft overlooking the great room one can see through the great room windows and out to the water.
Square Feet: 2248
- Waterford (#5971)
With a fully finished walk-out basement, this house has four bedrooms, a bunk room for children, and five and one-half baths. A formal entry leads to the great room, and out to the expansive wrap-around deck and screened porch. With enough space for a large family gathering, this is the ideal vacation house.
Square Feet: 2357
- Quechee (#5313)
With its cozy porch and rustic hand-split cedar shake exterior, this home nestles quietly into any natural environment. Although the plan is fairly compact, the interior is open and spacious, with a quiet second-floor loft that looks out over the main living area. The kitchen and dining are open to the great room as well. In addition to the first-floor master bedroom, there are two bedrooms upstairs, one of which has a private bath.
Square Feet: 2700
- Ascutney (#5719)
This ski house features an open floor plan, with a cathedral timber framed great room sharing views with a combination kitchen/dining area. The master suite is also on the first floor. A service wing between the garage and kitchen has an oversized mudroom with cubicles for storing ski and other clothing. Upstairs a loft connects two bedrooms with a full bath. The sloping site has a finished basement with doors opening onto the ski trails. This house provides a wonderful year round escape for an active family with children.
Square Feet: 2753
- Winhall (#5969)
Designed for entertaining, this ski house has an open dining area next to the spacious great room and its stone fireplace. The master bedroom suite offers privacy, and the deck across the back of the house and screened in porch offer outdoor living. Two additional bedrooms have private bathrooms on the second floor, with a loft suitable for family or office use. The garage is a half level down to fit a sloping lot.
Square Feet: 2772
3,000 - 4,000 Square Feet:
- Lyme (#5709)
A formal entry, complete with columns, leads one under the loft to a cathedral great room. The living room and kitchen have circular flow, and a mudroom connects to a separate garage. The master bedroom suite includes a home office, as well as a five fixture master bath and bedroom on the view side of the house. Each of the two additional bedrooms has its own bath and walk-in closet. This informal house has spacious room sizes and a truly dramatic great room.
Square Feet: 3025
- Ashton Woods (#5801)
A mountain-side design with practical board and batten siding and a metal roof. The master bedroom is on the upper level for views, while three other bedrooms and 2 baths are on the lower level. The main living level has an open plan, with living room, dining area and kitchen all flowing together, with a family den for smaller groups. Extensive decks encourage indoor/outdoor living on the view side of the house.
Square Feet: 3421
- Old Wildlife Club (#T00333)
This home is a hybrid with kitchen, great room, game room and bunk room featuring a Douglas fir timber frame and bedrooms all built using conventional framing. The master bedroom suite is located on the main floor as well as a second guest bedroom with private bath. Two additional bedrooms are located on the second floor along with the timber framed bunk room.
Square Feet: 3423
- North Pomfret (#6100)
This house feels larger than its size, thanks to the generous public rooms and well placed windows for light and views of the mountains of Vermont. A contemporary interpretation of the Shingle Style, the home's entry is through a covered porch with a mudroom between the kitchen and garage. The main floor is open, with an oversized kitchen looking into the non-cathedral dining and great room. A smaller den is located in the back. Upstairs is a master bedroom suite, as well as two additional bedrooms, each with its own bath. Space for a home office is available over the garage.
Square Feet: 3470
- Cherry Valley (#5732)
Designed for sweeping views, this house has the great room, master bedroom, and a screened in porch all placed for views out the back. The formal entry is convenient to the kitchen, an upstairs are two bedrooms each with its own bath. Contemporary in style with a metal roof, this house has circular flow around the central staircase.
Square Feet: 3472
- Peterborough (#5697 / #5711)
An expanded farmhouse with a tower, this house has a three car garage reached through a large mudroom/laundry. The formal entry leads into a cathedral great room, with a loft over the kitchen. There is a separate dining area, and the master bedroom suite is away in the back of the house. Upstairs are two more bedrooms with a shared full bath.
Square Feet: 3713
- Ashton Wood II (#5914)
Designed for a mountain site, this home has a master bedroom on the main living level with a second master and two other bedrooms upstairs. The entry leads to a cathedral great room, and the kitchen is open to the dining area. The house has lots of windows to better enjoy panoramic views.
Square Feet: 3719
- Sun Valley (#3890)
This home is similar to one of our standard plans, the Sierra. The cathedral great room has sweeping views out the back. The kitchen and dining area share the same views and also located on this side of the home is the garage and a connecting mud room leading into the kitchen. The master bedroom suite is placed for privacy on the far side of the living area. Two bedrooms and baths are located in the full basement and a studio loft overlooks the great room below.
Square Feet: 3725
4,000 - 5,000 Square Feet:
- Shelburne (#6017)
This plan spreads out with distinct zones for public and private activities. The kitchen/dining room/great room are cathedral, with custom trusses, and there are four bedrooms with five lavatories, four of which share two baths. Galleries linking the different areas are perfect for displaying artwork or collectibles.
Square Feet: 4045
- Six Mile (#6078)
With multiple internal long range views, this one story house has a very spacious feel. All the rooms are open, and the kitchen is located in the center of the first floor. The master bedroom has its own fireplace, walk-in closet and six-fixture bath, with a full laundry conveniently nearby. Upstairs is a loft only, giving great height and a feeling of space ideal for a warm climate.
Square Feet: 4447
- Wilmot (#5221)
This contemporary design features an open, flowing first floor with a private master bedroom suite. A masonry Tuliviki stove separates the living room from the kitchen and breakfast area.
Square Feet: 4586
- Laconia (#5944)
This generously sized, contemporary house was designed by Samyn-D’Elia, Architects for a lake side site. The cathedral great room, dining room, master bedroom suite and entry give a sense of space and show off the decorative yet structural timber framing. The back of the house features a large deck, screened porch, and lots of windows for extensive views of the lake. The upstairs is perfect for children, with two bedrooms, two more bathrooms, and a recreation room.
Square Feet: 4418
5,000 - 6,000 Square Feet:
- Sunset (#5648)
Perfect for a warm climate, this house features a garage connected by a breezeway and an expansive cathedral first floor great room with a cupola for extra height and light. The kitchen has an eating area and there is an "away room" for personal privacy. A second master bedroom is on the lower level.
Square Feet: 5005
- Knoxville (#5729)
A generous entry and lots of cathedral space make this large home even more spacious. The kitchen is sized for entertaining, and the master bedroom suite has two large walk-in closets. A smaller sitting area shares the fireplace with the great room, and a recreation room is placed off the breakfast room near the kitchen. A guest bedroom on the first floor plus two more upstairs make this house suitable for large families.
Square Feet: 5229
- Londonderry (#5328)
This grand house has a spacious great room, with a stone fireplace for focus. The kitchen overlooks the entry, and the master bedroom suite has its own wing. A combination mudroom/laundry connects the house with a two car garage. Upstairs are a loft and two additional bedrooms, sharing a bath. The generous fenestration promotes views out the private back of the house.
Square Feet: 5755