Commercial Timber Frame Case Studies

Frame in a Frame

After constructing a quaint stone addition to house a private boutique wine making operation, the owner of this homestead located overlooking the south branch of Keuka Lake decided it was time to renovate the original barn. An agricultural reclaimed timber frame was raised within the existing structure. The antique timbers are complemented with the use of steel to create a bowstring truss. This along with rough sawn materials at the walls and ceiling in addition to stylized lighting fixtures bring an industrial edge to the space.

The staircase was crafted by NEWwoodworks of reclaimed oak wine barrel staves with functional steel connections. It elevates one to the loft office, which extends up to a widow’s watch giving the winemaker unrivaled views of the vineyards and lake. Custom barn doors open to an outdoor trellis party space and on the opposite end of the barn open on the upper level to overlook the landscape. Traditional metal strap hinges and bolt catch fasteners were incorporated by NEWwoodworks on each set of doors.


Location: Keuka Lake, New York
Architect: New Energy Works Timberframers
Builder: New Energy Works Timberframes
Size: 1,560 sq ft