Hybrid Timber Frame Homes
If you love the dramatic beauty of timber frames, but the cost surpasses your budget, a timber frame hybrid may be the perfect solution. With the remaining portions of the home constructed using structural insulated panels, your hybrid timber frame design may provide a timber frame great room area that will give years of enjoyment for your entire family. Hybrid timber frame design may also be incorporated many other ways. A timber frame Master Suite will bring drama and expansive space to be enjoyed in quiet privacy. A timber frame solarium or greenhouse area perfectly suits large windows for flourishing plants. Timber frame construction in the kitchen allows the rustic appeal for quaint and old fashioned family gatherings reminiscent of “good ole days”. Timber frame areas may also be added to existing homes. This option provides added space and the beauty of timber frame construction where a family has outgrown their home.
A Goshen hybrid home is, at first glance, often mistaken for a fully timber framed home. The non-timber framed areas have timber raftered ceilings, so as you move from room to room, you are never leaving the timbers completely behind you. This creates the illusion of post and beam construction through-out, while offering a way to ease the strain on the budget.
The timbered roof system, combined with structural insulated panels, help to keep building costs in line. Countertops and cabinets don’t have to be adapted to the posts. There is greater flexibility in designing bathrooms without posts.
Hybrid timber frame homes are becoming more and more mainstream, making the transition from a conventional stick-built home to a more spectacular timber frame an option for homeowners.