Modern Timber Frame House
HLTF worked closely with Torchio Architects on the design of a new modern timber frame house in Centreville, Maryland, including developing timber frame and steel connection designs and an overall strategy for using glued-laminated (glulam) beams. HLTF manufactured and installed Southern Yellow Pine glulam beams and Douglas Fir tongue-and-groove deck material that accent all of the home’s main living spaces. The house exemplifies how timber framing and modern design can be paired successfully.
The great room and kitchen demonstrate 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 overtake the contemporary style. The dramatic focal point fireplace has built-in wood storage and shelving. 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 and surrounding site. Rain chains, pervious concrete pavers, and native plant landscaping allows stormwater to be absorbed into the ground and not become harmful runoff.
Contractor: Torchio Architects, Inc.
Timber Framer: Hugh Lofting Timber Framing & High Performance Building