Timber Frame Home Case Studies

Finger Lakes Cottage Addition

Connie and Bob were looking for more elbow room in their compact cottage home overlooking Canandaigua Lake. With the original cottage in excellent condition, the plan was to maintain much of the structure, from siding to the deck to the roof. The most logical path to a balanced, comfortable, increase in size was to craft timber frame additions on each side of the existing home. The larger, lake facing addition used traditional scissor trusses and includes additional loft space off the master bedroom with a unique, square lookout perch. Both additions were crafted from Easter White Pine with Western Red Cedar exterior components.


Location: Canandaigua Lake, NY
Architect: Chuck Smith, New Energy Works
Builder: New Energy Works
Size: Original Cottage: 900 sq ft - After Remodel: 2050 sq ft