A big part of our mission here at Timber Frame HQ is to motivate you to live the good life in the strength and honest beauty of sustainable timber frame structures. In that vein, we are thrilled to bring you examples of inspiring spaces from premier timber frame companies around the United States and Canada. From rustic interiors adorned with hand hewn trusses to contemporary environments graced with sleek elements, these inspiring timber frame homes will help you feel warm and cozy while it’s still winter out there.
What a place to curl up on the sofa! Located in Gresham, Oregon, this custom home includes three interior trusses made by Frameworks Plus which create a majestic timber frame feel in the center of a conventionally framed home. A stunning custom fireplace mantel was added to enhance the rustic aesthetic.
Some spaces just look so comfortable they make non-readers want to pick up a good book! Massive king post trusses with Dutch Tenons add rustic charm to this space. From Clydesdale Frames in South Hutchinson, Kansas
You won’t get cabin fever in this spacious room! Graceful curved and embellished trusses, wide open spaces and expansive windows make this a great space to hang out on a cold winter day (or any day!). From Heavy Timber Truss & Frame in Elkview, West Virginia
Graceful arched king post trusses provide a dramatic soaring ceiling with curved dormer window and towering rustic stone fireplace make this a space to while away the wintertime chill. From Streamline Timberframe, located in Floyd, Virginia.
What could be warmer than being surrounded by rustic wood and artful timber frame trusses? Beat the winter blues in this high-volume space with tons of natural light. From Homestead Timber Frames in Crossville, Tennessee
Stay warm and cozy in this airy loft with dynamic architecture. Douglas fir timber framing with traditional joinery and Knotty Alder trim. From Timberframe Horizons in Fairview, North Carolina
Cold and windy outside? Relax and enjoy some quality time in this light and airy living area, enhanced with monumental timbers and an organic post. From Moresun Timber Frames in Long Creek, SC.
Stay cozy in a sophisticated treehouse! Watching the trees sway is a pleasure from the vantage point of this inviting great room, made special by graceful curved trusses accented against the contrasting tongue in groove ceiling. This special lake home was was designed, crafted, and built by the teams at New Energy Works Timber Framers, out of New York and Oregon.
Cold outside? Dramatic timbers, warm wood and stone are a sure-fire prescription to take the chill off - from Big Timberworks in Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Rustic drama abounds in this stunning timber framed living area… is that a sneaky raccoon peering down from the truss? From Trillium Dell Timberworks, out of Galesburg, Illinois.
This lakeside contemporary timber frame is settled into the hillside with outstanding lake views. The glue lam elements allow for a sleek, calming interior. Everything is oriented towards relaxation and getting away from it all. This house was designed and built by Bensonwood , based in Walpole, New Hampshire. Photography is by James R. Salomon.
Be warm and cozy inside with a dramatic space and a sweeping view of Rocky Mountain National Park! Sommers residence great room in Estes Park, CO. Designed by Mountain Timber Design, from Golden, Colorado. Timber Frame by the late Mark Miller of Trailridge Timberframe, contractor Westover Construction, photo by Roger Wade.
When the sailor comes home from the sea, what could be better than spending indoor time in the artistic timber frame great room? From Wise Owl Joinery, from Port Williams Nova Scotia, Canada.
Tons of light, dramatic timber framing, unique features and extraordinary style… if you want to be entertained by your space while cozying up inside, this is the one for you! home. The Bardy residence in Carnation, Washington. From Cascade Joinery, based in Ferndale, Washington.
What could be cozier than a rustic sassafras staircase surrounded by massive post and beam timbers? From M&K Timberworks, out of Fleetwood, North Carolina.
Soak up the sun warming up this dramatic space through the wall of huge windows! The massive stone fireplace and timber frame mellow this contemporary space. From Streamline Design, located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
Let the cold wind blow on the ocean, and enjoy it from the comfort of this dramatic, high-volume timber framed great room. From Normerica, with its head office in Innisfil, Ontario, Canada.
Heavy timber beams warm stones and soft sunlight make one want to curl up on the sofa for a cozy winter nap! From Cougar Creek Timber Frame, based out of Winthrop, Washington
We would like to say a great big thank you to all of the talented timber frame companies who shared their beautiful projects with us, and with you!
8 thoughts on “18 Timber Frame Homes That Make You Want To Stay Inside”
These are all spectacular, I am working with a team of carpenters building a 7500 sqft home on a mountain, with 150-year-old hand hewn beams through-out. Will post pics when we are done, it is incredible.
Look forward to seeing the photos, we would love to show them off in an article.
Great examples! Did you notice the raccoon in picture number 10?
Yeah, pretty clever…
Wow! Any Pics?
Great site and awesome homes. Always a fan of timber frame houses.
Just want to make I recommendation. STOP placing TV’s above fireplaces. Oh I know, all these “professional” interior decorators just love the look and balance!!
Have they ever looked at the chronic problems people start having with their necks from day after day watching at 3 to 4 ft above eye level. Homeowners go for years and don’t know what is the cause. Headaches etc… Aside from the heat damage reducing the longevity of the electronics, your harming yourselves physically!!
We are very lucky. I and my daughter and her husband, our two homes are timber-framed. And even though the temperature went down to -19 degrees the homes stayed at 64 degrees. Now when the sun is out, the homes are now 73 degrees even though the temperature is now -4 degrees.
I’d love to see the photos. I imagine you are done by now, although it is a very large home and perhaps it’s not completed yet?