Advantages of a Timber Frame HomeExtraordinary beauty in an exceptional timber frame home.

Beauty: the vaulted ceilings and exposed beams of a timber frame create warmth and charm in any style, traditional or contemporary.

Strength: the oversized timbers used in building the frame mean that your home will be much stronger and last longer than an ordinary house. Some timber frame structures in Europe and Japan are a thousand years old.

Openness & Light:
the frame carries all the structural weight of the house, allowing for large expanses of window and open interiors that flow from one room into the next.

Energy Efficiency: stress skin panels can be used to wrap the frame, creating an exceptionally tight home with higher than normal R-Values. (See article on Structural Insulated Panels.)

Versatility: a timber frame can be incorporated into almost any style of home, in urban or rural settings, with exterior treatments of wood, brick, stucco, stone, or any other material desired.

Today, more than ever, it is more important to build an energy efficient, sustainable home.   A Goshen timber frame home defines green, energy efficiency, and sustainability.   These homes, with exposed timbers and open floor plans, provide living space that has exceptional character, extraordinary beauty, and maximum flexibility.   The energy efficient panel enclosure package ensures that the resources needed to heat and cool your home will be kept to a minimum.  Earth friendly, budget friendly.

Whether you chose one of our  timber frame floor plans, revised to meet your needs, or  you chose to have us custom design a home, or you chose to have us work with your architect to include timber frame in your design, a Goshen Timber Frame will serve you well.  The Goshen team will work with you to design and build a home that reflects your style and works within your budget.

For additional information or any questions you may have about timber frames contact Bonnie Pickartz at