From there, Stone got to work creating the plans for the home, handing off finished construction drawings to Bowes and his team who completed the walls, the tongue-and-groove ceilings and the unique timber roof system. “The clients explained that they didn’t want as much of a post-and-beam grid,” explains Bowes. “They loved the roof feeling of timbers, but they didn’t want all the timbers on the walls, so we incorporated what we call a “timber lid” into some of the spaces.”
The finished house features two levels spread out over a ranch-style design, with a main-floor master bedroom and a guest suite. The lower level is fully finished with an additional four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Despite its size, the house still feels comfortable thanks to a smart selection of finishes and close attention to scale. “Some modern homes feel cold, like a museum,” says Stephanie Bowes of Canadian Timberframes. “The scale and the wood bring you in and warms up the entire space."
The main area of the house including the kitchen and great room showcases this concept perfectly. “It’s such a wide open area with so many features to take in,” says Conrad. “From the beautiful timbers in the ceiling accented with metal supports to the 25-foot stone wall enclosing the fireplace, it’s equally striking and comfortable.”
And it’s that winning combination that makes the house a favorite amongst all who worked on it. “I like that it’s fairly far outside that norm of what we typically see in timber construction, which is a nod to the Kelly & Stone creative job,” says Bowes. “It was a very unique example of our work and timber framing in general. This house is the real deal. A real a show piece.”
Home Details:Square footage: 6,870
Architect: Kelly & Stone Architects
Timber provider: Canadian Timberframes