Best Home Under 2,500 Square Feet, Runner-Up: Woodhouse
At 2,000 square feet, this Denver timber frame by Woodhouse packs a lot of punch into a small space. From the impressive front entryway to the vaulted ceilings and stacked-stone fireplace in the main living areas, this home definitely lives large, regardless of square footage.
Best Home Over 2,500 Square Feet, Runner-Up: Riverbend Timber Framing
Oak timbering, a unique open floor plan and a breathtaking location make this Riverbend Timber Framing home special. A number of gathering spaces, paired with more intimate areas like the master bedroom, make the home incredibly versatile and functional for large groups or smaller gatherings.
Best Great Room, Runner-Up: Riverbend Timber Framing
“The beams at the landing repeat the curved theme of the entryway with a gentle radius cutout underneath," explains Jake Lappan, designer on this Riverbend Timber Framing project. "That curve is repeated in the wide trusses spanning the 1,400-square- foot room.” A massive stone chimney flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors creates an extended “prow” and offers a dramatic composition to the space.
Best Outdoor Space, Runner-Up: PrecisionCraft
We love the idea of indoor/outdoor spaces, which is exactly what makes this outdoor area by PrecisionCraft so appealing. This spacious dining area is positioned on the deck area, while a cozy fireplace is tucked inside a screened-in porch, complete with wraparound seating.
Best Kitchen, Runner-Up: Appalachian Antique Hardwoods
One of the best benefits of building a timber frame is that your home can look absolutely any way you'd like it. This kitchen by Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, for example, combnies a beautiful mix of materials and finishes, from the mustard walls to the stone-sided island, effectively creating a modern kitchen that still feels warm and rustic.
Best Stairway, Runner-Up: New Energy Works Timberframers
Stairs are a critical piece in the design of a home as they typically set the tone for the style of the entire house. This curved stairway from New Energy Works Timberframers not only serves as a transition piece from the home's private to public areas, but it's also a true work of art and focal point for the entire home.
Best Hardware, Runner-Up: Timberbuilt
"In this home, we created a slider barn door, which we consider to be a functioning piece of primitive art," says George Klemens, owner of Timberbuilt.
Best Flooring, Runner-Up: Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring
While it may have an unassuming name, Walnut is not an understated wood. With rich, chocolate used and complex grain patterns, it makes for a unique flooring choice. Carlisle Wide Plank Floors handcrafts their walnut planks like the ones shown here, which feature eye-catching lengths in this rustic kitchen.