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A Growing Family Home

Having outgrown their current home a growing family enlisted our design group to create their dream home. The home reflects their desire for a structure fit for a mountain range with cascading gables and gable end trusses that frame large views of the river that flows around the perimeter of the property.

This design plan is a good example of a hybrid home, showing the integration of the timber frame with traditional stick-building methods. Most commonly in a hybrid project we timber frame the "public" areas: the great room, kitchen, dining, entry and porches.  When building a hybrid home we have to consider how to integrate the timber frame components into the conventional frame using traditional framing techniques including floor joists and roof trusses.


Location: Parish, New York
Architect: New Energy Works TImberframers
Builder: October 2013
Size: Primary Living: 4,250 sq ft