Riverbend Timber Framing: Fraser Residence
WINNER: Timber Frame Home Design (3,001-4,000 sq. ft.)
Manufacturer: Riverbend Timber Framing
Project Builder: Top Quality Builders
When you think of the perfect lakeside home, you might envision something very similar to this contemporary timber home, located in New Brunswick, Canada. The layout features a great mix of shared open spaces and customized private rooms as well as multiple outdoor living areas. However, it is the view from the windows, which extend from the vaulted great room to the dining area, that this house was truly designed to capture. And, without a doubt, it does. This custom home is one of many Riverbend timber homes to be built on a lake — which isn’t a surprise, because timber frame homes are such a perfect fit for lakeside living. The structure of the frame provides big open spaces that create amazing picture windows with the lake as the central focus. And, as is the case for this home, the natural tones of the wood contrast wonderfully with the nautical whites and blues, so often found in these stylish getaways.