On the Rise
It isn’t unusual to find expansive horse farms and classic agricultural structures in this bucolic region of Connecticut. This particular farm includes woods, pastures, vineyards, and more. Local cruck barns became the muse for the three-season room and great room. Tall, arching open spaces were created with a reclaimed oak timber frame, complete with ‘cruck branches’–oak braces that span from rafters to low on the posts. Many of these pieces were cut from 10"x20" reclaimed timbers with hand-hewn texture.
The three-season room employs a floor-to-top-truss window allowing clear views of the land which includes a collection of tiered oak trellises. More oak timbers lift together to form the porte-cochere.
“Working with reclaimed oak is always a challenging and rewarding experience—our timber framers were masterful. This cruck inspired frame is one we’ll never forget.”
Eric Fraser New Energy Works