When the owners approached us to build their new timber frame, one thing they requested was that the home take advantage of the views surrounding them. In cases like this, dormers and lookout towers just won’t cut it. As a result, we worked with them to design a timber frame with a full second story that allowed large picture windows around to offer fantastic views of the Collegiate Peaks of Colorado.
The main level sun room was another feature specifically requested. The goal was to create not just a room full of windows but one that was functional as well. In order to accomplish this, windows were designed where the views were the most desirable. The remaining walls were left unbroken so that they could use this area as an office. The light entering the windows is carried into the room by using lighter colors on the walls and floor. The result is a room that is both enjoyable to either relax or complete some daily tasks.
In the end, this home provides the owners with over 4,000 square feet of living space set on a slab foundation. The frame itself covers nearly all of that living area but was still raised in little more than two days. We anchored the posts to the concrete with steel plates hidden inside and beneath the posts. This prevents a tremendous amount of movement in bases of the posts. The walls and roof of this home are built using structural insulated panels provided by Thermocore of Missouri. We could certainly go on and on with the dry details of the home but every article must come to an end. If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to discuss the details over the phone, email, or face to face!
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