Quarry View Building Group
A client came to us with the dream to build a timber frame wedding barn on the Historic Rosemont property in Virginia. This property served as a private retreat for US presidents and celebrities for centuries. Shortly after William and Barbara Genda bought the property, their family dreamed of building a timber frame venue that would complement the historic buildings on site and look similar to the barns that would have been on the property originally.
We love how the clients wanted to honor the historical significance of the property and it showed through in the planning process. The hand sketches that they shared featured this idea and we were able to bring it to life.
All of the timbers were cut by hand. We used kiln-dried FOHC douglas fir timber with mortise and tenon joinery. In efforts to showcase the beautiful woodwork, we had to be creative when planning out the utilities. Without careful planning, traditional ductwork and pipes could have ruined the clients’ ideal aesthetic.
An interesting aspect of this building is the span. The 40-foot span with a hammer beam truss system is a unique feature that took some careful engineering calculations for the building.