What gives timber-frame houses so much charm? Could it be the traditional design features? The old-fashioned, classic style? The cozy interiors? In our opinion, it’s an amalgamation of all of these things. There’s something in these wonderful homes that inspires us to create special family moments, away from the distractions of city living.
This lovely Colorado vacation home by Coburn Development, 20 minutes from Crested Butte and a few strides from the Gunnison river, is as archetypal timber home. With an interior of over 2,000 square feet, this substantial retreat offers three bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms and plenty of outdoor sheltered space. Do you want to see what a fishing enthusiast’s home looks like? Let’s take a look…
We love how this two-story home uses a subtle change in paneling between the upper and lower levels, giving it character and a more interesting façade. The rising stone chimney works perfectly with the medium-dark wood of the exterior.
The entrance to this lovely home through a separate vestibule leads directly into a huge open-plan area, which includes a light living room and traditional country-style kitchen/dining area. The beautiful polished flooring runs throughout this whole area, with traditional scatter rugs to add warmth.
Decorated in rustic neutral colors, this huge living room has plenty of space for large furniture for the comfort of all the family. The soaring vaulted ceilings are exquisite with high-quality wooden beams as a feature. The double-sided, corner fireplace is a wonderful spot to sit around on cooler evenings.
This log home’s kitchen/diner is something not to be missed. A room of contrasts – traditional and modern, black against white – it manages to mold into the design of the rest of the house while offering all the comforts of a contemporary abode.
This wonderful fisherman’s heaven is bursting with storage space. Cupboards line the upper and lower levels of the kitchen, and the full back wall of the dining area has floor-to-ceiling closets to hide away all your gear.
There are three large bedrooms in this rustic farmhouse with the exquisite master bedroom accessed from the ground floor. The traditional sliding barn door and matching shutters – characteristic of farmhouses in this part of the States – add to the country house ambience with an alternative take on modern design.
There are two bathrooms in the house, both contrasting in style, but with great attention to detail. We absolutely love this free-standing copper sink against the refurbished dark painted furniture – stunning!
It’s hard not to admire all the touches seen throughout this marvelous log home. Designed and made by a local blacksmith, this custom metal railing works perfectly with the wooden beams and ceiling.
Due to the double-sided fireplace on this spacious porch, this outdoor decked area is a wonderful place to enjoy time with the family in both winter and summer.
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