A Place for Family

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Project Description

Early in the design process, when the owners had only a basic notion of where their house would be built, a large white pine tree stood where the house would go. That’s when they came up with the idea of building the house around the tree. The location of the house was later changed and the tree didn’t have to be cut down, but the designers and the owners held onto the idea of using a tree as a central column in the house frame. With some help, a 5-ft.-diameter red-cedar log was found moldering on the forest floor in Oregon and was “transplanted”  on the lakeside New Hampshire site.

timber frame home for family exterior clapboards
exterior timber frame home in new england
timber frame home raising
new england timber frame home in winter with stone chimneys
new england timber frame home
interior timber frame sun room
interior timber frame living room

Project Details