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A Simple Timber Frame Mountain Retreat in New Hampshire

At just 1,659 square feet, this timber frame mountain retreat proves that great things really do come in small packages. This modern take on a “mountain lodge” style features a kiln-dried Douglas fir frame and an open plan that lives large despite the modest square footage.

Photos by Northpeak design, courtesy of Yankee Barn Homes
In the world of custom homes, bigger isn’t always better. Just ask the owners of this 1,659-square-foot timber frame retreat, nestled into the mountains in northern New Hampshire.  Built for a young family that loves to spend their time enjoying the great outdoors, this modern take on a “mountain lodge” style features a kiln-dried Douglas fir frame and an open plan that lives large despite the modest square footage. 

“The post-and-beam frame allowed us to create the expansive cathedral ceilings, which ultimately led to the open-concept design,” explains Jon Sevigny, senior designer at Yankee Barn Homes in Grantham, New Hampshire. 
Well-placed, oversized windows also make the house feel more spacious, while offering sweeping views of the local mountain ranges. Other highlights in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house include an upper loft that doubles as both a sitting area and play room for the kids, and a large deck off the front of the home — a feature that almost doubles the living space in warmer months.
“This plan is all about using space as efficiently as possible,” says Sevigny. “The loft helps extend the living area for the growing family, and the open-concept design means the dining area, great room and kitchen can all live harmoniously together in one space. It really is the perfect weekend getaway.”

Home Details

Square footage: 1,659
Designer; timber provider: Yankee Barn Homes, 800-258-9786

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