This warm & comfortable cottage designed by Walter Powell exemplifies relaxed family living. The interior palette of bright ‘sea glass’ colours brings the ocean setting inside. Going through this cottage gives you the feeling of being wrapped in sunshine on a stunning summer day. Enjoy the images courtesy of Linda Sabiston of First Impression Photography.
A homeowner with a vision of an upsized old style farmhouse using a heavy Douglas Fir timber frame was the only way for this home to go. The overall effect was one of strength and solidity - the timbers were scaled up to match the mass of the 10,500 square foot building. The Douglas fir logs were rough-sawn, burned and wire brushed prior to the stain & clear coat finish to achieve the rural appearance of the farmhouse style theRead more
Bowling Green, Kentucky gains some spectacular Colorado Architecture with this new project.
We are proud to again be working in collaboration with Kelly/Stone Architects on this unique custom design that will be completed in 2014. This home was carefully sculpted onto the luxurious golf course property and will be admired for “rounds to come”.
This will become a retirement home for a couple wanting to move from the city & enjoyRead more
For over 20 years Elk River Mountain Homes has been dedicated to building quality homes which reflect the unique personalities and desires of home owners. For this reason, we at Canadian Timberframes consider ourselves fortunate to be consistently chosen to work with Dave Hozjan and his ERMH team on their timber frame projects. Attention to detail and exceptional customer service has contributed to growth into serving the southern Alberta market, as well as the local market of Fernie BC.
This contemporary house mixes modern design and traditional materials with precision. One of the modern twists includes soaring Douglas fir rafters that project beyond the roof line; another important visual element is found in the home’s rear exterior. Instead of timber posts running perpendicular to the support beam, all vertical supports are in the shape of a “V,” which brings an unexpected design element to what is typically a simpleRead more
We continue to get inquiries and interest about this exquisite home that made it into Timber Home Living Magazine as one of the 10 best homes of 2012. By incorporating the natural environment, the house really takes on a a modern organic form, clad in cedar shingles and cedar siding, the house is an extension of it's environment in both form and materials. Here’s to looking at that cottage getaway experience, West Coast style!
This is one home that is often referenced when new clients contact us with their design and building dreams. It is nestled into Silvertip Resort, a world-class, 7200-yard championship course located in Canmore, Alberta Canada. The owners are fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the world's most spectacular scenery, where moments of solitude are broken by the voices of nature. This unique high-end stunning timber frame home boastsRead more
This home showcases many of our products we manufacturer. Outside of the stunning structural timber frame itself, this home was built with our pre-manufactured wall system, pre-manufactured insulated roof system, T&G, exterior siding, decks & both interior & exterior stairs. A great example of the 'one stop' shopping & products Canadian Timberframes offers.
This cottage was sized for the simplicity of cottage life with it's gracious front porch providing enough space for several rocking chairs. All the cottage sits under the large protecting arms of the massive timber frame roofline. It is the perfect place to grab a good book, maybe a glass of wine and curl up next to a fire in the winter (or have a picnic in the spring). The smaller timber framed houses may not have the velocity of others, but definitely pack their own punch
This is one home that is often referenced when new clients contact us with their design and building dreams. It is nestled into Silvertip Resort, a world-class, 7200-yard championship course located in Canmore, Alberta Canada. The abundant landscaping guiding & shielding vehicles around the driveway curving up to the large garage doors finally opening up the visual of this exquisite rustic piece of art. The flagstone driveway areaRead more
One of the best parts of building a new home is designing it to meet your unique needs and fit your lifestyle. The fun comes in, in choosing the interior look and feel that is truly designed to meet your specific taste and character. We were thrilled to partner again with Elk River Mountain Homes to create this mountain chalet.
Entering through an oversized feature front door you find a truly classic Timber frame structure with a cathedral great room that boasts 6 enormous hammer beam trusses. Two sets of stairs allow access to a second level balcony that takes you to a private master suite on one side of the home and accesses 3 additional second floor bedrooms on the other side. A daylight lower level offers two more bedrooms with walk outs to patios, a large games room, theatre and wine room.
A remodeled home converted to an open concept timberframe home adding over 1,800 sqft of living space.
Check out the recent feature article on this custom re-design in Best Home Magazine, Western Canada Winter 2014 edition on our Blog. Read about the design features & energy efficient focus of this build.
Sun Peaks, just 45 minutes from Kamloops, the ski resort where this mountain home is situated is year-round home surrounded by three mountains. One of the best all season playgrounds for sports enthusiasts. The rustic mountain design with natural wood & stone exterior mimics the environment & culture surrounding this property and designed for entertaining with style.
Infinity Fine Homes has worked with Canadian Timberframes for many years and continues to look to us for timber frame projects they are building in the Kawartha Lakes and Muskoka Lakes areas of Ontario. This magnificent Kennisis Lake waterfront home gives its owners outstanding views. The high ceilings, massive fireplaces, warm wide plank wood floors, wood ceilings, and well thought out furniture arrangements and lighting creates this wonderful timber frame lakefront retreat.
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, This Eureka home is located between the Whitefish and Purcell mountain ranges in an area generally known as the banana belt. This mountain home was built to enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities surrounding them.
The owner of this well-known Canmore restaurant chose the name to commemorate the mining and rail road heritage of the area. The restaurant is an authentic timber frame structure and boasts enormous trusses designed to reflect the railroad trestle's of the past and are fastened together with large exposed steel bolts and plates. The soaring window walls allow for exceptional views of the surrounding mountains. Stop in for a bite the next time you are in Canmore and enjoy this amazing structure.
This all season chalet has a true Montana feel and was designed for this home owner to enjoy Big Mountain skiing in winter and mountain biking trails and the Whitefish Lake in the summer. This mountain timberframe was built for this family to enjoy the charming streets of Whitefish with the front porch being the perfect place to enjoy the long Montana summer evenings surrounded by larch, pine and birch trees on their property.
It is this attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction that has given us the reputation as the best in our business. Our emphasis is on high quality precision milled timberframe homes, heavy timber trusses and custom home accents with meticulous attention to detail is certainly represented in this home. Spacious and naturally inviting this timberframe was artfully crafted with many architectural highlights throughout located on a beautiful laRead more
This modern chalet was designed with the surroundings in mind. The windows let the area's Mountains pour in. The mono pitch roof lines make this contemporary chalet stand out at the hill. The family has created enough space to house to entertain & have friends stay over to enjoy a great skiing weekend. This chalet was designed with weekend play in mind.
Canadian Timberframes was proud to have provided the timbers for this spectacular project recognized for its creativity, use of wood materials, ability to satisfy the client's building and the overall aesthetic appeal for the use and application of wood.
This amazing timber frame structure continues to turn heads! As AllWeather Builders construct this spectacular Russell & Russell Design Studio’s Timber and Glulam structure weRead more
The bridge is 46 meters (151 feet) across & spans the Kicking Horse River it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada.
The bridge was built 2001, with over 100 members of the Timber Framers Guild came from the US, Europe and all over Canada to help raise the bridge.
The superstructure weighs approximately 210,000 lbs and was constructed of 72,000 bd.ft of Douglas-fir timbers, the timbers were cut & provided by
The massive timber fink trusses on the front & rear exterior lends this design to classic chalet architecture. The mono pitch truss over the garage, as the name suggests, has only one rafter, producing essentially a right-angle triangle giving a modern twist to their cottage. The blond interior lights up the inside creating the continued modern feel that the mono roof suggested on the outside. A great weekend getaway for this family to enjoy the multitudeRead more
This modern chalet was designed with the surroundings in mind. The windows let the area's Mountains pour in. The mono pitch roof lines make one stand at attention and creates an interesting interior great room place for relaxing after a long ski day. A medley of glass, granite, stone and wood combine to complete this chalet with a luxurious feel.
This mountain home was designed to work with the sloping lot and has also all the amenities of luxury living: a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, soaring ceilings, authentic character, as well as wood floors throughout the home.
Entertaining family and friends will be a delight! The open-design gourmet kitchen, great room, and dining area provide plenty of room for relaxation and dining.
The all wood exterior & timber frame interior lets this mountain home blend into it's natural environment bringing the outdoors in. The more modern lines gives this house a uniqueness that the home owner desired. Creating a great space for relaxing & unwinding on their pretty piece of land.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort day lodge is surrounded by 6 pristine National Parks, sitting at the confluence of two magnificent rivers Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a spot of purity deep in the heart of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. Creating an experience of fresh adventure and discovery, and growing in harmony with our natural surroundings, that is how the day lodge was designed & constructed.
This Chalet was built for this family to enjoy the ski in, ski out advantages at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The narrow lot & downward slope dictated much of how the hose was designed, coupled by this families taste and creativity.
Feel at home in the mountains in this rustic laid back lodge built in 2002 with its roughhewn look and 5 staggered Cabins set on the hillside, each cabin having a slightly different floor plan, but all come with a balcony to take in the spectacular views of the Columbia Valley and the Purcell Mountains.
This is a great example of our 'Canadian Timberframes' complete material package manufactured for this project.
There are fantastic shots of our timber frame & as well as, close up images of our wall & roof enclosure systems.
Our wall panels are specifically designed to interface with our timber structure, with all beam notches, windows & doors pre-cut. Integrated built up posts and stud packs. The bottom line is: our engineered wall panel enclosure systems are builtRead more
The foundation was poured in the fall, the land was prepped and how we are raising the timbers on this massive home.
An impressive 2 storey fireplace is now complete.
Enjoy the photo's, we will be updating regularly as we progress through the build.
Great progress on this Bowen Island home. The timber details are stunning, the scale of the home is so grand and proportionate to the timber size. Wall systems, roof systems, T&G, siding & timbers all supplied by Canadian Timberframes.
Stay posted for updated construction photos!
This barn was designed for a family to have extra event or party space on their property. It is being built with classic bent construction. You will see the 4 bents on the ground which will be craned into place. The king post trusses stand strong on the second floor of this open concept barn. Then the barn enclosure system going on. Stay tuned for further project updates.
This is a story of tragedy & triumph. This is a story where a family of 5 lost their dream home to the Black Forest Fire of 2013; where 509 homes were said to be destroyed. The most destructive fire in the state's history!
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, this family started the recovery process - dealing with their loss and starting to restructure their lives again. They are building on their old lot, at the top of a hill; where their new timber frameRead more
We have worked with Craftsman Homes Northwest previously on other timber frame projects and were delighted when they came back to us on this hybrid build. We are always happy to design & build trusses to set off great rooms, kitchens & entry ways.
The timber frame architecture is obvious here with the large timber members welcoming the homeowners inside. This juxtaposition of the clean modern, contemporary lines, space and structural elements with the old world timber frame construction creates a true timeless beauty.
We have images of all the stages of construction: from the trucks arriving & unloading of the timbers; to building the foundation; raising the timbers; to closing the structure in. Stay tuned for more photos to be loaded as the project progresses.
We have had several inquiries around the interior stain colors on this project. Many like the contrast of the timber stain against the T&G.
For those inquiring minds….The colors are:
For the timber frame; 2 coats double tint Cocoa and the T&G is Pale Ale. Both have a coat of ENS applied.
We use only Sansin Enviro Stains that are designed to keep your wood healthy – just as Mother Nature intended. Sansin provides the long-lasting, beautiful protection your home deserves.
The pictures try to depict the stages of initial construction.
We go from breaking ground, to the manufactured & pre-stained timbers getting shipped from BC to Ontario.
Then one has to find a spot on their land for the offloading of timbers.
You see the standing frame view of the raised timbers on an ICF Basement
The frame nearly complete in the morning sun
Standing the third Bent with the crane
With the third Bent standing, the crew is attaching theRead more
This home is just under 7,000 sq ft with main floor great room, dining room, kitchen, library, gathering room and master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closets.
The second level has a playroom, 2 more bedrooms and 2 cute window boxes with benches for the kids to dream & read in.
The lower level offers an additional 2 bedrooms (totalling 5) with a family room with a bar, exercise room and a band room.
In fills sometimes get a bit tricky when you don't have the space that a mountain home might. But with proper planning around the raising, it all comes together perfectly. The timbers are meticulously crafted and the finish chosen a very sophisticated polished look for this urban homeowner.
This home was designed & constructed in 2005. The home owner wanted hand peeled log accents in the interior to mix alongside the timber frame. Timber framing uses mortise and tenons (precision cut and pegged together) adding strength and character over both conventional framing as well as post and beam construction.
This cottage was built on a superb location with waterfront exposure, enchanting stone fireplace, all contributing to a feel-good, unpretentious atmosphere that defines the classic Island lifestyle and a must for this cottage owner. It features a great room with floor to ceiling windows that open onto a large deck where time will be spent catching the sun, enjoying morning coffee, or dining on long summer evenings.
A ruggedly strong lake front timber frame home during the raising phase of construction. All the main posts, beams, trusses and roof timbers are in place or getting into place reavealing the form of the house which is almost ready to be enclosed.
Stump Lake located approximately 40Km from Kamloops, BC is the place this home owner built their summer cottage; take a look at the size of timbers used for both structure, to support the size and have a solid presence on the land. With the rolling open countryside, canoeing and fishing on this peaceful scenic lake, the area is home of the famous Kami Trout, the Kamloops Area Lakes have the reputation of being the best fly fishing lakes in BC and has long beenRead more
In the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York is located in Northern Westchester and will be the home to this custom timber frame. These photos take you through the 'de-construction' of the frame. From fresh cuts, all the parts and pieces lined up in the factory. Our CNC machine allows for reliable production scheduling and offers us the ability to promise customers realistic delivery timelines. Computer controlled production also results in a high levelRead more
Lacombe offers an abundance of cultural attractions and recreational opportunities; which is why this home owner picked this location for their custom timber frame home. Living life with balance. You are looking at the unique heavy timber rotunda being raised, the start & central point to this custom home.
Panorama, where this couple is constructing their dream chalet. With modern timber frame lines, mono pitched roof lines & large back deck, the perfect place to sit and admire the view of a thousand peaks with iconic Mount Nelson standing tall over the intimate, inviting village. There's nothing to remind you that there's a world out there. And in every direction, inspiring vistas to wonder at.
The town library wanted an update to freshen it up & blend with the mountain culture of the town. So a heavy timber entrance and accents were designed for them on the exterior of the building, giving it a more rustic mountain feel.
The city straddles Interstate 5 at a point almost exactly halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Nestled at the base of a small range of forested hills west of town, one can see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens I guess is one of the reasons these home owners decided to build their custom home. Enjoy the pics of the raising of this massive timber frame home under construction.
As the central hub on the upper Sunshine Coast, Powell River, a few hours northwest of Vancouver is a magnet for those who enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, diving, or swimming. Exploring local parks; hiking or mountain biking, plus some great golfing are a few of the reasons this owner decided to build their timber frame cottage here. Raising with a view!
A dedicated crew raising in the snow, hitting the deadlines for this customer. A great shot of a Scissor Truss raised into place. A scissor truss eliminates vertical and horizontal elements. It creates a more spacious feeling, because there's no horizontal timbers defining a lower "virtual" ceiling line; this was the look and feel this homeowner was looking for. This type of truss is also appropriate when the ceiling pitch, or slope, isn't very steep. ARead more
"Building our Life long dream home with Canadian Timberframes LTD has been nothing short of an amazing adventure. They have been there every step of the way, shining like a bright star, solving everything and anything on our building journey. There staff is kind, friendly, understanding, patient..a big one for us (anyone that has built or bought a home knows it can be trying at times!!) Words cannot even describe how pleased we have been with them. They are definitelyRead more
The local Home Hardware store needed to expand and purchased a new property. They wanted this new store to blend with the mountain culture of the town and designed a large commercial space with heavy timber accents on the exterior of the building, to give it a more rustic mountain feel.
This home has been designed to be a four-season retreat for our client in one of the most spectacularly remote areas in Ouray. The drive alone to their mountain retreat, is in itself, an extreme mountain adventure! They wanted to build a cozy retreat that is welcoming to both family, guests and celebrate the surrounding features of their natural playground.
The home boasts a large screened in room, with extended deck and basement walkout to a large patio,Read more
This home was designed to create a place that brings peace and calm to our client. It will be built in the rolling green hills of Waimea, Hawaii.
The client wants the building to feel as open as the surrounding meadow it will be built on connecting the building to Hawaii’s spectacular natural landscape & vistas.
The requirements for this home were that the main living area and main resting area be divided into two separate buildings but connected by a coveredRead more
This 2,200 Sqft Boat House was designed to create a quite comfortable space in a natural environment so guests can enjoy the beauty and peaceful nature of the cottage lifestyle.
Of course with having the luxury of owning a lakefront property, there are always strict building codes & envelope guidelines that must be adhered to and considered in the design stage.
This client requested the main floor (Living Area) to be mostly open space, allowing the timberRead more
This modern design is being built right alongside of Kootenay National Park which comes along with strict by-laws that will need to be met. The 3, 300 SF house was designed to maximize views to the Purcell mountain range and create a cost effective and efficient home; with a compact design utilizing as much space as possible. This home offers a master suite, 3.5 additional bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 4 full bathrooms with a fully equipped basement suite for their in-laws to live in.
This rustic 7365 SF home boasts an indoor pool, sauna room, elevator, two kitchens and a fun catwalk connecting the kids bedrooms to the master ensuite. It also is designed to house a 2,000 SF 4 car garage
Enjoy looking through the elevations and floor plans.
Stay tuned for constructions photos to come.
Nestled along the Niagara Escarpment and a stones throw away from Georgian Bay, this home was designed for all the 4 season activities this area has to offer; skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cycling, hiking. The clients were looking for a contemporary design with a mix of timber & steel. They wanted to create a hybrid timber frame with a wraparound deck, lower floor walk-out to take advantage of entertaining and fantastic spring & fall evenings.
This cottage was designed with ease of access, with a double car garage door on one side & a large rear door for boat access and storage. The main living space offers a kitchen, dining room, great room and large master with a master ensuite. The cottage also offers a large 1015 Sq. Ft loft for the inevitable guest or two that might show up during the summer season.
This custom Timber Hybrid home will be built in a gated community with amazing all season activities around. Skiing in the winter, golfing in summer and outdoor living all year round.
This house has 2370 SqFt main floor, 265 SqFt Loft, 700 SqFt Bonus room that came out of design & a 865 SqFt garage. An impressive great room, dining room & kitchen are the focus when you enter this home. It is built with a Master walk in closet and Master ensuite as well as, a JuniorRead more
When old and new are fused together; located minutes from the bottom of Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario, Canadian Timberframes and UPSTREAM CONSTRUCTION are involved in preserving a small piece of recent history. Turn of the century log cabins were moved from Quebec and rebuilt in this unique retreat development. The client is wanting to incorporate this antique structure with a Douglas Fir timber frame addition that willRead more
Sometimes, aesthetically effective timber-frame entrances don't require overhead trusses to add interest. The timber brackets supporting the roof line and deep porch roof offers a four-season shelter for arriving and departing guests. The siding 'Autumn Leaf' plus natural stone reflect the fantastic fall colors that are indigenous to this region.
This impressive 4,400 Sq. Ft home has 6 bedrooms, a lower level theater, and games room, bar, wine room and exercise room as well.
Some of the extras that were designed in are: a covered timber frame porch and deck; loft overlooking the great room; lower level walk-out; a main floor master with porch and an oversized garage.
The classic timber 'King Posts" throughout the exterior gives this design a grounded, substantial & consistent feel. The east wrap around deck adds to the indoor outdoor living space & extends the incredible views that are part of living in Colorado.
The home has been designed with the Master on the main floor with a his and hers bath and a walk out covered deck with hot tub to enjoy the 4 season views.
The lower level boasts 4 art rooms/ shops as well asRead more
Impressive parallel trusses frame the top of this extended entrance with oversized mono trusses turned 45 degrees and now function as knee braces, supporting this deep commercial building porch roof. This entrance provides enough space for many to come, go and relax outdoors with the weather protection of the massive entryway.
When designing their new store they wanted to blend in this mountain town, so heavy timber accents were the way to go; with exposed timbers and lots of local stone will give this commercial space the rugged look to fit into this lifestyle community.
In the summer months - hiking, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, river rafting, canoeing, picnicking, mountain biking, camping, cycling, golfing, horseback riding, slightseeing and rock climbing are just a few ofRead more
Please note that these projects by no means represent every project in these regions we are working on.