Our readers tell us that “Top Ten” type lists are a great way to get a fresh look at our designs, so we asked one of PrecisionCraft’s dedicated employees to describe her Top Five plans. Here is what Kym had to say:
While raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are a few of Maria’s favorite things, my list of favorite things has to include timber frame houses. So here is a list of my favorite timber frame plans by our wonderful Mountain Architects designers.
With its English cottage exterior highlighted by multiple queen post trusses and exposed interior timbers, the Greenbrier evokes memories of fairytales being read by a cozy fire on a cold winter’s day.
The front elevation of The Highlands is reminiscent of early frontier towns where school was held in the town’s church. The bank of clear glass windows (called clerestory windows) along the roof ridge allows the sun to pour through, accenting the massive interior timber frame structure.
Evoking feelings of strength and structure the Colorado seems bound to stand strong against the test of time. With over sized square timbers accented with stone and wrought iron, the Colorado also provides a welcoming exterior to all who arrive. Children, old and young alike, will delight in the vast views from the abundance of windows.
The Silver Springs
When I look at the Silver Springs I begin to imagine days spent mining freshwater streams and digging for hidden treasures deep in the forested mountainside. The post and beam supported covered porch beckons you to sit and enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset with cherished family and friends.
While visiting the Swiss Alps or a quaint French vineyard, I imagine that I’d find the types of homes that were the inspiration for our Montclaire design. The bold entry features a barrel truss and provides an enticing view of the timber work held within its massive stone walls.
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