Timberpeg Open Homes in Virginia and Maryland

October saw four great Timberpeg open homes, but November is just around the corner and has its fair share of open homes as well. While October’s open homes showcased Timberpeg homes in New England, the Midwest and the Southeast, this coming weekend’s homes are in the Mid-Atlantic. The two homes are within a 65-mile drive of one another, and are located within a one or two-hour drive of large cities like Harrisburg, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

The first open home is located in Bluemont, VA and will be available on Saturday, November 1st from 11am to 4pm. The home is currently just past the frame-raising stage of construction, so you can see the unique construction details that go into a Timberpeg home. The incredible views from the site on Mount Weather are quite captivating.

When complete, this home will feature a 2200 square foot main level and 330 square foot loft, along with a fully finished lower level. There will be formal and everyday front entrances, with the latter leading to a mudroom with laundry facilities and storage. The central core of the house will hold the public areas, with a spacious kitchen with sitting area, separate dining room and butler’s pantry. The great room shares a double-sided fireplace with the master suite, which features a very spacious walk-in closet and master bath.

While the loft will be accessed by a spiral staircase, there are provisions for an elevator to the basement if the owner’s future needs require it. The basement features two additional bedrooms (bringing the total to five) as well as amenities like a game room, media room and wine cellar.

The second open home is located in Hancock, MD and will be available on Sunday, November 2nd from 11am to 4pm.

This custom home packs a great deal of features into its 2850 square foot plan, as well as the space surrounding the home.

The kitchen has an unconventional curved wall, allowing great views out the bank of windows. A large, walk-in pantry is sure to warm any serious cook’s heart.

After the great room, the remainder of the first-floor space is dominated by a large master suite. Upstairs, the Hancock house features studio space, an office, and a bonus room over the garage.

If you would like to visit the Bluemont, VA home, simply fill out the form at Timberpeg to let the Independent Representative know you’ll be attending. Or, if you want to visit the Hancock, MD home, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Timberpeg directly as well.

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The Blue Mist Cabin: A Small Timber Frame Home Plan

Home Designed by Timberpeg Independent Representative, Kenneth J. Wertheim, AIA, Mountain Architecture, http://www.mtnarc.com/

Last month, we celebrated the opening of “cabin season” by featuring the Foxtail cabin. This plan is great for short getaways and packs a great number of features into its 835 square feet of space. If you are looking for a bit more space, then the Blue Mist cabin extends the basic plan of the Foxtail while maintaining the overall layout and charm. Both of these plans were designed by Ken Wertheim, one of Timberpeg’s great Independent Representative/Architects. Below, we’ll examine how some minor modifications to the Foxtail result in the larger Blue Mist cabin.

From the outside, the two plans look very similar but a few features of the Blue Mist are readily visible. The most striking difference is the roofline. The roofline of the Blue Mist is higher and the cross gable extends the whole width of the house, unlike the Foxtail. This gives the Blue Mist more usable upstairs space. The second major modification is that the deck off the bedroom has been eliminated and that area used for more interior space.

Stepping inside the front door, some layout changes are immediately apparent. While the entry of the Foxtail was necessarily small, the Blue Mist has more room at the front of the house. A dedicated coat closet is present on the left, while the laundry is to the right. Also on the right is the staircase to the upper level. While the Foxtail used a ladder to the upstairs to save space, the increased room in the Blue Mist allows for a proper staircase which makes the upstairs more accessible for everyday use.

The living quarters are much the same as the Foxtail. The Blue Mist also features a very functional U-shaped kitchen with dining space immediately adjacent. A screened porch perfect for outdoor dining and a living room, now with a fireplace rather than woodstove, round out the public side of the house.

The master bedroom still lies off the living room, but the increased space means that the bedroom has a normal swing door rather than a pocket door. In this design, the rear deck has been eliminated and the space used for the bedroom. The covered porch off the living room is still accessible from the bedroom. The greater space of the Blue Mist also allows the bathroom to grow, as it now has room for a double vanity and swing doors on both entries.

Since the upstairs is now accessed with stairs, the loft overlooking the bedroom has been replaced with a larger, separate retreat or office space. The storage room remains, as does the loft overlooking the living room.

If you are interested in learning more about this plan or how to begin on a custom design of your own, please contact the team at Timberpeg to learn more.

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Fall: Also the Perfect Season for Timberpeg Open Homes

While we opined last month that fall was the perfect season for a Timberpeg cabin, it turns out it is also the perfect season for Timberpeg open homes. This weekend saw great open homes in New Hampshire and North Carolina designed by architects who are also Timberpeg independent representatives. This coming weekend, we will feature two open homes in the scenic Grand Traverse Bay area of Michigan. Since these two houses are near one another, both can be visited in one trip. Since one of these houses is currently in the frame raising phase, you will be able to see what a timber frame home looks like during construction.

The completed home is located in Cedar, Michigan and is a custom designed variant on the Cape Cod style. It is moderately sized at 1750 square feet, but also includes additional space in its walk out basement. Despite its size, this Timberpeg features must-have items like a first floor master suite and open concept kitchen. The exterior siding is cedar clapboard, while the frame is eastern white pine and interior is adorned with pine tongue and grove panels. Cherry wood flooring nicely compliments the many cherry orchards in the area. The main level features a wraparound deck, while the upstairs second bedroom has its own spacious bath, loft, and balcony.

The home under construction is located in nearby Suttons Bay (digital rendering shown above). This home is also custom designed and will definitely evoke a barn style when completed. It will feature 2100 square feet of space, as well as dual master bedroom suites. One master bedroom is on each floor, and each features large walk-in closets and en suite bathrooms. The kitchen is also open concept and leads into the dining room and cathedral-ceilinged great room. There is an additional guest bedroom, and the laundry and mudroom are conveniently located between the house and two-car garage. There will also be a loft overlooking the great room that would function well as an office.

If you would like to visit these two homes, simply fill out the form at Timberpeg to let the Independent Representative you’ll be attending.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Timberpeg directly as well.  Hope we’ll see you there!

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Timberpeg Open Homes in New Hampshire and North Carolina

North Carolina Open Home Designed by Timberpeg Independent Representative, Kenneth J. Wertheim, AIA, Mountain Architecture, http://www.mtnarc.com/

While we believe you can get a great feel for the joys of owning a Timberpeg home by reading this blog or talking with our wonderful designers, undoubtedly the best way to get a feel for our homes is to experience one firsthand. This coming weekend, we have two open homes in different regions of the country. One of these open homes is in our home state of New Hampshire, while the other is in the great state of North Carolina. Better still, each of these homes is designed by one of our wonderful Independent Representative/Architects.

New Hampsire Open Home designed by Timberpeg Independent Rep Timberframe Design, Inc./Samyn-D'Elia Architects.

This month’s New Hampshire open home is showing throughout Columbus Day weekend, from Friday the 11th to Monday the 13th, 10am to 4pm each day. It is set on the beautiful Newfound Lake, with stunning views of Mount Cardigan beyond. The skill required to design a home to stand out in this gorgeous setting called for the services of architect Tom Samyn of Samyn-D’Elia, Timberpeg Independent Representatives.

The home features a 5000 square foot floor plan with Douglas fir frame and mixed ash and tile flooring. In order to combine function and a unique feel, the home features many built in cabinets. Energy efficiency is also a priority at this house, which features a geothermal heating system and a “5 Star Plus” Energy Star Rating. Please note that the home showing is part of a “Parade of Homes” event with eight other homes open for viewing. The cost to attend is $10 for all homes and benefits the WLNH Children’s Auction.

North Carolina Open Home Designed by Timberpeg Independent Representative, Kenneth J. Wertheim, AIA, Mountain Architecture, http://www.mtnarc.com/

Our second open home is on Sunday, October 12th in Asheville, North Carolina. This home was designed by Ken Wertheim, another architect who is one of our independent representatives. While most of our homes have a full timber framed structure, this is a “hybrid” home that uses timber framing for public areas and conventional construction in the bedrooms and private areas of the house. The building site is a steep mountain hillside, which influenced the home’s design. The views are dramatic, overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway and National Forest land. The loft accessed by a spiral staircase is the perfect complement to the mountain site. This home also emphasizes energy efficiency, having earned a NC Green Built GOLD certification as well as an Energy Star 47 HERS rating.

If you are interested in visiting the New Hampsire timber frame open home, simply fill out this form at Timberpeg’s site to let the team know you’ll be attending.  And the same goes for the North Carolina home, simply fill out the form to attend.  If you have any questions, simply contact Timberpeg to learn more.

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