Custom Timber Frame Homes To Fit Your Personality
At Homestead Timber Frames, it’s our mission to design and build warm, inviting timber frame structures customized to fit the personalities of our clients. Our custom timber frame homes can be built in multiple styles. Our shop is located in the heart of Tennessee’s beautiful Cumberland Plateau, and is open to anyone who wishes to see a timber frame brought to life at the hands of dedicated craftsmen. If you’re interested in the craft of timber framing, we encourage you to pay us a visit. We look forward to meeting you! If you can’t make it to our shop, you can always watch some videos of our craftsmen at work by going to our Homestead Timber Frames YouTube Channel.
Why Build A Custom Timber Frame Home?
A question we hear most often at Homestead Timber Frames is, “Why should I build a timber frame home?” The answer is quite simple. Timber frame homes are built to last, meaning this home will stand for generations to come. A combination of heavy timbers and steadfast mortise and tenon joinery come together to create a natural structure with the strength and durability far beyond that of a traditional stick-built home. Timber frame homes can be built as energy-efficient as you wish, ensuring that you stay comfortable while keeping your energy costs low. Living in a timber frame home is akin to living in a piece of living, breathing art. You are surrounded by the natural warmth of wood, which offers interest and character to your surroundings. At Homestead Timber Frames, our luxury custom timber frame structures are tailor-made to suit your own personal style – from Traditional Rustic to Modern Mountain. Timber frame homes mesh well with any design aesthetic, no matter how rustic or modern, due to their own timeless quality.
Traditional Rustic Luxury Custom Homes
Traditional custom timber frame homes are commonly referred to as “rustic” because they are adorned with hand-hewn trusses, tongue and groove ceilings, and other wood accents. This style contrasts with the Modern Mountain luxury custom timber frame style, which blends glass, metal, and wood in varying ratios.
Traditional Rustic custom homes are a popular style. These homes feature open great rooms with adjoining living, kitchen, and dining areas. Nothing defines space better than tall, vaulted ceilings framed with large heavy beams and posts.
More aspects that throw a home squarely into the Traditional Rustic style category:
Windows – Rustic homes use traditional-sized windows that most people are accustomed to. Vinyl-clad windows in brown or black are common; however, wood is a step above.
Roof Lines – Dormers strung across roof lines are common with this traditional rustic style. Cedar shake shingles or gray stone and composite add to the rustic look.
Energy Efficiency – Ultra-efficient homes start with insulated concrete-formed foundations, coupled with structurally insulated panels (SIPs) in the ceiling and walls. Exteriors are finished with insulated doors and double gas-filled windows.
Traditional Rustic design features include:
- Primarily wood interior with sheetrock
- Open plan living, dining, and kitchen
- High ceiling great room, low ceilings elsewhere
- Traditional roof lines
- Traditional window sizes
Our team of experts at Homestead Timber Frames will work closely with you and your builder to realize your vision of a Traditional Rustic luxury custom timber frame home. Call us today!
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Modern Mountain Luxury Custom Homes
Modern mountain custom timber frame homes bring the forest, mountains, and lakes indoors with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed open living, dining, kitchen area, and elevated ceilings. At Homestead Timber Frames, we can make your dreams of bringing the outside inside come true.
Consider what makes the Modern Mountain style distinctive from the Traditional Rustic style:
Floor to Ceiling Windows – Imagine watching a cotton candy pink and blue sunset amidst the backdrop of the mountains in your living room. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows make this a reality.
Roof Lines – One key difference between Traditional Rustic and Modern Mountain is the roof style. Modern roof lines are single angled, shed-style roofs or even flat. This style brings the sky inside.
Interiors – Interiors are remarkably bright because of the exponential increase in sunlight available. A hybrid style will find windows that start 24” from the floor instead of full floor to ceiling.
Energy Efficiency – Ultra-efficient homes that can be heated with a hair dryer utilize insulated concrete foundations, coupled with structurally insulated panels (SIPs) in the ceiling and walls along with double-paned gas-filled windows.
Energy Efficiency – Energy efficiency is found in the foundation, ceiling, and walls with new building techniques that is more about what is outside than inside.
Modern Mountain design features include:
- Combination of timber, stone, concrete, metal, and glass
- Open plan living, dining, and kitchen
- Angular walls and timber frame bridge trusses
- Flat and shed roof lines
- Floor-to-ceiling exterior walls of glass
No matter where you plan to build your Modern Mountain luxury custom home, our team of experts at Homestead Timber Frames will work closely with you and your builder to realize your vision and transform that vision into amazing. Call us today!