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 the client was looking to achieve.
There are 8 bedrooms, five utility rooms a large comfortable kitchen, a 3,000 square foot great room with a vast clear span of 40’ that serves as a music studio and an attached 2,000 square foot indoor pool, a lower level...
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 simple structural element. The grand and inviting entrance, the clean lines & smooth interior timber finish adds to the sophisticated luxury of this spectacular home.
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!
Located just outside of Fernie B.C. this beautifully designed, contemporary timber frame home was built high efficiency. It is surround by amazing landscapes and wonderful mountain views all part of this four season playground.
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 boasts top quality finishes and extras. The impressive home has a beautifully landscaped lot with lots of privacy for their weekend living.
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
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.
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 area gives just enough sense of vertical separation to make the front entrance feel welcoming.
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.
This amazing home was built on Alpine Trails, in Fernie, British Columbia. It was designed by Sticks & Stones Design Group based out of Canmore and features modern efficiencies and a hybrid timber frame.
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.
January 26, 2010
I was up last week during the raising; the timber frame package is nothing less than incredible. The product
supplied and the way it fit together is impressive. It has been great working with you and all of the folks from CTF!
I would highly recommend your company in the future.
Dean Pomeroy, PR Pomeroy Restoration & Construction Ltd.
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.
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.
Another project we were thrilled to partner with Elk River Mountain Homes in creating this amazing ski chalet.
Canada's Most Elevated Timberframe Restaurant
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 lakefront lot on Lake Windermere, this home has it all for this family to enjoy life not only in the interior of BC and all it has to offer but cottage living & the lake amenities all summer long.
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 we continue to receive numerous enquiries and compliments from the industry and individuals. Canadian Timberframes and this same team is currently having discussions with other developers on similar structures not only in North America but overseas ...
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 Canadian Timberframes.
If you were to lay out the wood used end to end it would = 24 regulation football field lengths.
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 multitude of outdoor activities this town has to offer.
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.
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.
The authentic mountain town of Whitefish, Montana offers abundant snow in the winter in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness and near Glacier National Park what a location to build upon.
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 ranch was designed to take in the beautiful vistas around. The home was elegantly built on a perch to take in the views.
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.
construction was completed in May of 2008 for this newly designed timber frame chapel.
Impressively large Park entrance off of Bow River exit. The upper log is 36" in diameter and 65' in length. The side main columns are 48" diameter with 30" decorative columns attached to their sides.
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 home was designed to meld into it's landscape, the home owner wanted a walkout basement to accommodate thier sloping lot. The house was also positioned on the land to catch most of the afternoon sun on the rear deck, so the owners could take in the rolling hill vistas of New Hampshire and views into Vermont.
Entertaining was top of mind during the design phase of this home. With 2470 Sqft on the main level offering not only a great room but a family room, dining room & pantry to boot. The 2314 Sqft basement, boasts a home theater in the lower level, 3 guest bedrooms as well as a covered non-drip through deck for enjoyable lower level outdoor patio livin...
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 & enjoy the breathing space of this golf community and will be built with accessibility in mind.
Special considerations for the design & lot: the house is positioned lower in elevation than the main road, so the lot will have to be massaged t...
This structural timber frame design was built with seismic building codes in mind, being on the Pacific coast, the seismic codes are necessary in the planning phase. The frame has a very pretty design that combines a hammer beam bent with common rafters keeping the lines as simple as their relaxed cottage lifestyle. Build with many views overlooking the Pacific, enabling them to catch the sunrise or sunset in the perfect setting.
The clients have an Austrian background and were looking for a design that resembled the feel and spirit of the Austrian countryside. They own a It’s on a 100 acre farm about 45 minutes north east of Toronto and this is where there new CTF Timber Frame home will stand.
The clients both having engineering backgrounds and were very involved with the development of the structural and mechanical design of the house. They spent time and pulled the concept of their dream home together giving us a rough look & feel that they were after. They sat with the CTF team who took their concept and interpreted it into a full...
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.
Uxbridge Ontario is situated in a beautiful valley northeast of Toronto, in the Durham Region. Uxbridge Township boasts over 220km of trails on over 8,000 acres running through rural forested lands and protected green space. 85% of Uxbridge citizens are within a 10min walk, cycle or drive to a trail and one of the determining factors for this homeowner to build their timberframe home.
This home is now completed, we currently have construction photos at this time.
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.
Nestled amongst pine trees, this little rustic timberframe getaway is all this family needs to escape the grind of the city and swap it in for a little water therapy and weekend relaxation in their cabin.
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.
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.
A structural timber frame B&B built from the ground up. Large cranes used to move the massive timbers into place.
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 been known as the choice destination for a BC fly fishing a great place to build a timber frame retreat.
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 level of quality control as all timbers are cut within 1/16” accuracy.
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.
This home is now completed, we currently have construction photos at this time.
This full timber frame Ski Chalet is going through the timber raising right now. The endeavour will take 5-7 days to raise.
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. A shallow pitch, can still be quite spacious with this truss style.
Timber frame components shipped then barged to this island cottage. The idea for the frame was to keep the lines simple, graceful, and elegantly modern for the stress free cottage lifestyle.
A close up view of the timber frame anatomy taking place. You can see center king post & side strut attached to the main rafters and the collar tie.
"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 definitely a great company for families as they are like one themselves!! Our home building process has been a long journey and it still continues today, as we chose to do a lot of the work ourselves. Canadian Timber Frames...
This beauty under construction has multiple roof lines with King Post struts across the front exterior. The King post struts creates a cozy intimate feeling to the curbside appeal. Through careful listening, thoughtful design and meticulous craftsmanship this home is coming to fruition of the dreams of the home owners and the art of timber frame design.
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.
A couple of photos of the timber raising and the rest of closing in the shell.
You can see through the images how the design of this cottage is coming to life!
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 home was designed as a retirement home. The client was looking to create a space where their adult children could feel comfortable with their families in. The 6 bedroom home has three bedrooms upstairs for their three boys as well as a game loft overlooking the Great Room for quality family fun; 2 bedrooms on the lower level and the master with large ensuite, walk in closet and office on the main level.
Open concept great room, foyer, kitchen and dining area spill out to an outdoor living space with a fully functioning outdoor kitchen to take advantage of great summer evening entertaining.
Some of the unique design features of the home boasts a three car garage...
You will enter the home and find an arresting three story fireplace with waterfall feature demanding your attention with 2 40' hand peeled Douglas Fir structural live edged log features framing the entrance going up 2 story's. Once you enter the home, you will notice the attention to detail around every design element. The client is choosing smart glass for the windows, and automated outdoor screen in the rear patio area, they will have a vaulted octagonal turret integrated with their elevator system and so much more.
3945 SF Main Floor houses a Master Suite, Master Ensuite, Master Walk-In-Closet, Laundry Room
Mudroom 1, Mudroom 2, Exercise Room, Change Room, Impressive ent...
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 Junior suite with a walk in closet & ensuite bath. They have also built a wine cellar to store & showcase their wine collection.
This home was designed for homeowners who wanted the best of both worlds; to move away from the city but still have accessibility to Vancouver.
The clients loved our portfolio design Rock Haven and wanted a rendition of it. They want to take advantage of the expansive views of the ocean with large windows and a lot of outdoor living space to breath in the incredible ocean air.
This home was designed with 2 specific requirements in mind: All furniture from existing home must fit within this new home and the couple wanted radiant floor heating throughout for the cold winter months.
On the main floor you will find the staples of the kitchen, dining & great room along with a mud room a dog wash room, a piano room and a large master with ensuite and walk in closets.
On the lower level there is a family room, wet bar, work out room, art shop, 3 bedrooms and a tool storage area – all the amenities needed to support a healthy retirement lifestyle.
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 will compliment its beauty and nostalgia to a tee. A story-and-a-half Family Room had to be included to show off the timber trusses with their all-wood joinery detailing. By adding the Kitchen and Dining Room into the existing log structure, all guests to this rejuvena...
This compact downhill design is perched on an aggressive lot on the side of the ski resort. The over height basement allows additional light & an open feeling contributing.
This property was bought as a retirement Chalet, as the couple wanted to enjoy Fernie Ski Resort and the all season adventures Fernie has to offer.
The lot has quite a slop & is long and skinny, all factors in the design of the home utilizing the best traits of the land. The clients also had to adhere to the strict architectural guidelines of the development.
The one ask of the clients was that they wanted to be able to have an unobstructed view of the Three Sisters Peaks from their dining room table.
The 1300 Sqft Lower level houses a very large mud room & Ski storage area, pantry, family room and a spare bedroom and an additional 500 Sqft lower ent...
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 as a work out room, wet bar and walk out patio.
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.
This design will be updated shortly to look more like our current designs.
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 of the popular activities enjoyed in Kananaskis Country.
In the winter, after the snow has fallen, activities to enjoy include cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, downh...
Please note that these projects by no means represent every project in these regions we are working on.