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Gorgeous timber frame homes

These beautiful homes are built with classic methods, but feature all the modern amenities.
  • Elegance and efficiency

    This 1,142-square-foot Bennington Carriage House by Yankee Barn Homes graces a beautiful wooded New Hampshire property. The design combines elegant, energy efficient living quarters on the second level, with storage for three cars and a half bathroom on the ground level. Two large gable dormers with full light windows give a light, airy feeling to the living space, while evoking a neo-Victorian look.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Open and expansive

    The interior of the Bennington Carriage House offers space with characteristic period details. The owner's main living quarters on the second level include a single bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Despite the modest size of the main living area, Yankee Barn Homes' post-and-beam design allows for an open and expansive floor plan.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Lakeside retreat

    This 1,924-square-foot lake home in Minnesota designed by True North Log Homes provides wonderful panoramic views for entertaining, both indoors and out. This log home offers a prow gable roof and an abundance of lake views. This retreat has two large upper bedrooms, including a large loft that overlooks the great room from above.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Outdoor living

    The exterior of this True North Log Home offers the homeowners a large wraparound deck that creates additional space for outdoor enthusiasts. The home’s custom lakeside fire pit is the homeowner’s favorite spot for impromptu sing-a-longs, stories, and laughter.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Hillside home

    This Ohio timber frame home is situated snugly on its hillside property, allowing for garage space on the lower level, and two upper levels of living space. The timbers, which make up the supporting structure of the home, were handcrafted by the master craftsmen at the Amish owned and operated OakBridge Timber Framing.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Old-fashioned technique

    The interior of this OakBridge Timber Framing home in Ohio showcases the beauty of the structure of the home itself. The mortise-and-tenon joinery features wooden dowels and pegs only; no metal braces or nails. The open space is perfect for entertaining, and allows for a loft space above the kitchen, overlooking the great room.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Tree fort home

    Perfection for anyone with a challenging lot, this home’s design makes the most of the homeowner’s desire for privacy and gorgeous year-round mountain views. Built into the side of a mountain in Maggie Valley, NC, this home was designed by Gastineau Log Homes. Its unconventional entrance onto the third floor loft gives the house a tree-fort feeling – just the thing for this forest home!

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Majestic mountain home

    The interior of this Maggie Valley, NC, home by Gastineau Log Homes has a ship-like prow that makes a bold and dramatic statement on the side of a mountain. Inside, the prow becomes the focal point of a spacious great room where family and friends can relax in front of the fireplace, and soak in the view beyond. The design also features a large master suite, separate from the other bedrooms.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Timeless charm

    There is something about a barn home that evokes a certain charm, an aura of timelessness. This 3,941-square-foot Somerset Barn House by Yankee Barn Homes is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The homeowners value the traditional post-and-beam style, the barn home character, open flowing spaces, and vast windows, all with the modern conveniences of today.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Traditional style

    This 2,800-square-foot custom log home from Gastineau Log Homes is situated on 400 acres, with a 42-acre lake behind the home. The 8"x6" logs with butt-and-pass style gives the home a traditional feel; the three dormers on the second level add space, and an appealing aesthetic style.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Ladder to the loft

    One of many bedrooms in this country retreat home by True North Log Homes, this sleeping area features a charming loft space with a peek-a-boo window, two separate beds, and access to the porch. The log ceiling adds both warmth and drama to the space.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • Space-saving shelves

    The handcrafted timbers in this Ohio OakBridge Timber Framing home are not only gorgeous to look at, but allow for efficient use of space. The bookshelves to the left of the fireplace, and under the stairs compliment the framing, and lend a homey feel to the open space.

    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013
  • More on the builders

    The photos in this slideshow are courtesty of the builders. Visit their websites for more photos of these and other timber frame homes.

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    Date Published: July 1, 2013
    Date Updated: July 1, 2013

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