It is a snowy day here at our Davis Frame headquarters in New Hampshire and the snow is not expected to stop until the weekend! Most of us who live in New England live here for the four seasons. New Englanders usually have a love for winter sports, whether it be skiing or snowboarding on the mountain or even snowmobiling. Today is a good day to dream about building a timber frame home near a mountain in New England, the Rocky Mountains or on the West Coast.
Over the years, we have built several second homes in the mountain regions of Vermont and New Hampshire. Since skiing and snowboarding are big during the winter months, many of our clients want to create their dream winter getaway.
One of our clients from a few years ago decided to build his dream mountainside timber frame home. The homeowner's passion for architecture inspired a beautiful and modern triangular design. Douglas fir glulam beams were chosen for the timber frame because of their compatibility with the contemporary theme and their ability to span large distances with minimal support.
The homeowner wanted a place where he could entertain family and friends after a day on the slopes. The timber frame getaway features a finished basement, a first and second floor and a bonus third floor where a private bedroom (known as the sky room) is located. The point of the triangle design, for example, located in the slope-side entry to the full basement, is designed to store ski equipment.
Nothing is ordinary about this timber frame home that we call the Avalanche and every last detail was planned precisely. Storage space and entertaining space were key elements in the design of this timber frame.
See below for the floor plan and pictures. Click on each floor plan to see a larger view.