At Timberpeg, we realize that a full timber framed home is not for everyone. Some homebuyers like the feel of a timber framed structure, but think having every room with timber framing is too much. Usually, these buyers like the looks of timber framing in public rooms but prefer conventional construction in bedrooms. If this is the type of look you want, then the artisans at Timberpeg can design a hybrid home to fit your needs. This home, Located in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, is a hybrid-style home designed jointly by Timberpeg and our Independent Representatives at Ridgeview Construction. At 2212 square feet plus garage and screen porch, it is an average-sized home that is anything but average.
The entryway of this home is compact yet extraordinarily functional. The front door opens into a short hallway, and towards the left is a mudroom space. This area has a door to the garage, a laundry closet and closet space. The first floor lavatory is also present here, with a space-saving pocket door to maximize space without sacrificing comfort.
Down the hallway, we pass a small pantry as we enter the kitchen space. The kitchen makes efficient use of an L-shaped plus island design. The island affords some informal seating opportunities, but the formal dining room off the kitchen has a wonderful New England charm. With overhead beams and built-in cabinets surrounding a brick fireplace, you can feel a connection to the past while enjoying the comforts of the present.
Beyond the kitchen lies the great room, with requisite cathedral ceilings and stone fireplace. The timber framing and joinery details are displayed here in full glory, in contrast to the more subdued appearances in the bedrooms. The cathedral ceilings allow for a two-story wall of windows in the great room, letting in majestic views of the White Mountains to the north.
After the great room, a sliding door allows access to the master suite. Here, a short hallway area affords some privacy. To the right is the master bedroom. At 127 square feet it is a cozy room, but large enough for a king bed and a few dressers and nightstands. The walk in closet, in the center of the suite, provides ample storage. On the other wing of the suite, the master bath has a separate soaker tub and shower.
Heading up the stairs in the great room, you arrive in a loft space that overlooks the great room and its wondrous views. This space can also serve as a sitting area with a window overlooking the rear of the home. There are two guest bedrooms upstairs, each with ample closets and one with a sizable study area. Completing the floor are a three-quarters bath and large spare room.
If you would like to learn more about designing a building a timber frame home of your own, then simply contact the talented design team at Timberpeg to learn how you can get started.