Using antique timbers is a good way to add character and uniqueness in a newly constructed home. Combining these pieces of history with modern architecture gives a home a story, just waiting to be told. The visible axe strokes and marriage marks harken back to 18th and 19th century settlers building their homesteads. Nail holes offer clues to each timber's past as well. The irregular forged heads of early, hand-made nails leave irregular impressions in the timbers. Countless hours can be spent examining the timbers and weaving stories of what their previous life might have been. Make it a new family game!
King post trusses add drama to the expansive great room, and lead your eyes upward to the warm ceiling boards and stunning iron chandelier. The stacked stone fireplace, soaring two stories high, grounds the space with its natural beauty.
Tucking the home's kitchen underneath the loft offered an opportunity to create a well defined space. The antique timbers featured on the ceiling lend an old world charm to a kitchen full of modern conveniences. Wrapping the range hood in reclaimed wood creates a focal point and continues the design theme.
Working with builders who understand and have experience including timber framing in their projects makes our job easier. We work frequently with the builder of this gorgeous home, Chinquapin Builders. Serving the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in North Carolina, Chinquapin Builders specializes in custom homes that blend into the natural surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This home's combination of timber and rock work does just that.