Think modern and timber frame can’t go together? Think again. Engineered wood gives the beauty of timber framing a contemporary aesthetic. Our recent project in Maryland is a perfect example of modern timber frame architecture.
We manufactured and installed the Southern Yellow Pine glued-laminated (glulam) beams and the Douglas Fir tongue and groove decking in this modern house in Centreville, Maryland. Working closely with Torchio Architects, we helped develop the steel connection designs and the overall glulam strategy for the project.
The great room and kitchen combine seamlessly with the high ceilings and open spaces that timber frame and glulam construction allow. Stainless steel appliances and gray furniture make the wood stand out, but not take over this contemporary style. Past the kitchen, the sitting area of the screened-in porch is visible.
The amazing block fireplace has wood storage built into one side and bookshelves built into the other side. The concrete block and stainless steel chimney complement the wood beautifully.
The home office further displays how wood, metal, glass, and concrete combine and complement each other for a sleek, contemporary aesthetic.
The master bedroom features a balcony from which the homeowners can enjoy views of the river.
Rain chains, pervious concrete pavers, and native plant landscaping allows stormwater to be absorbed into the ground and not become harmful stormwater runoff.