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Cozy Timber Frame Houses

A cozy timber home is the perfect option for those looking to downsize for retirement, save money on utilities, or own a low-maintenance second house. Only you can decide how much house you need, but once you’ve got the square footage figured out, sit back and explore some great ways to make your cozy timber house feel like home.

Reader Spotlight: A Cozy Timber Retreat With Scandinavian Roots
When one charming timber cottage just isn’t enough.
This Connecticut Home Pushes the Boundaries of Traditional Design
A Connecticut couple’s dream home centers around a show-stopping, one-of-a-kind timber frame.
A Warm and Inviting Lakeside Cottage
Blessings multiply at an Ohio vacation home.
Tiny Timber Cottage in Colorado
A 450-Square-Foot Cottage in Colorado
A Colorado couple borrows ideas from the past to create character and authenticity in their new mountain cottage.
This Washington Timber Home Is a Mountain Cottage Masterpiece
A West Coast couple discovers that less really is more, especially when it comes to building a comfortably sized timber frame h...
A Renovated Barn House with Modern Details
An exquisite timber barn renovation wows a New York City couple, who make it their Upstate getaway.
A European-Inspired Oregon Retreat
A European-Inspired Oregon Retreat
Inspired by the manors of western Europe, an Oregon custom-home builder creates a masterpiece of his own.
The Montana Home With a Vintage Flair
The Montana Home With a Vintage Flair
A California couple goes back in time to create their chalet-inspired Montana timber home.
An Arts and Crafts Cottage
An Arts and Crafts Cottage
Architect David Gauld captures the tenets of this early 20th-century style in the design of a serene lakeside cottage.
A Cozy Timber-Frame Cabin in the Rockies
A Cozy Timber Frame Cabin in the Rockies
Recycling salvaged materials yields a small Rocky Mountain homestead that fits naturally into its majestic landscape.
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The Great Timber-Frame Adventure
A homeowner's tale of a house built in five phases by a couple who overcame their fear of doing it all themselves.
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A Blue Ridge Mountains Timber Frame
A Florida artist's journey of discovery leads unexpectedly to a timber-frame home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
An Ohio Timber-Frame Retirement Retreat
Tour This Timber Frame Retirement Retreat in Ohio
With one-part luck and one-part planning, a small-town Ohio couple brings a welcoming and peaceful perspective to their retirem...
A Naturally Energy-Efficient Jewel
A homeowner tells of building his own straw-bale, post-and-beam home.
A Log and Timber Home Hybrid Mixes Old with New
This Hybrid Home Mixes Old with New
Preserving decades of memories in an existing cottage — as well as making new ones — was a top priority for this log and timber...
A Canadian Lakeside Timber Frame
A Canadian Lakeside Timber Frame
A cherished lakeside lot that was the site of many long-held memories now serves as a fresh start for a Canadian family and the...
Post-and-Beam Small Lakefront Lot
A Post-and-Beam Home on a Small Lakefront Lot
One designer uses a simple, staggered cabin plan on a challenging triangular lakefront lot.

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