Traditional Style Timber Frame Homes
Those who are drawn to timber frame homes often hold a great appreciation for traditional styles like the wood-framed saltbox, which originated in 1600s New England. However, unlike the hassles for which old, historic homes are notorious, new construction timber frame homes provide easy living, energy efficiency, and convenience. They’re a great way to get the aesthetic you desire without the headaches of an old home.
The traditional saltbox style is a particularly efficient design for post and beam timber frame construction. Many styles exist to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets.
Popular Features of Traditional Timber Frame Homes
Just as there are many traditional styles of home, there are many styles of traditional timber frames.
While many, many variations on traditional-style timber frame homes exist, the popular saltbox timber frame home features include:
- Flat front exterior
- Steeply sloped rear roof
- Pristine symmetry
- Simple joinery
- Traditional floor plan
- Central fireplace with centered, prominent chimney
- Vinyl windows
- Southern yellow pine timber species
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