Contemporary Timber Frame Residences
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The town limits Guest Houses to 1000 sf, but allowed calculation to face of timber frame rather than exterior face of wall….add a kids play loft over bunk room and sleeping loft in master suite……plus 22×22 carriage house…. total 1850 sf w two bedrooms, open kitchen, living, dining, two full bathrooms and covered porch…
Mixed Standing Dead Doug fir and Reclaimed Timber, Reclaimed roof deck from the Bonner Mill, Reclaimed Barn Wood siding at interior and exterior, Reclaimed Clear Vertical Grain All Heart Redwood window and door bucks from the Georgetown Water Pipeline Salvage purchased at a weak moment from Timeless Timber, Missoula, MT.
Roof to be completed w western red cedar board on board modeled after the Western Store Front Town of Virginia City, MT and Reclaimed Tin from Turner Ranch Barn Salvage completed by Holmes Construction out of Big Sky, MT
Seismic 4, 180 lb snow load. The entire package including shell fit onto a single truck. We raised timber post and beams in a day and a half and flew in the trusses, collars and purlins in an afternoon with a crane. JH Ski Camp. Sleeps 6 – 10.
Our client (local builder and longtime ski bum, Tim Glick, Dynamic Custom Homes JH) picked up enough reclaimed wide plank oak flooring left over from a neighboring build out to cover all but bathrooms at $2 per sf.
BTF is building the cabinet package using leftover Reclaimed Chestnut Stiles and Rails and CVG fir panels from the Snowmass, CO Tudor Timber Frame built in 2003.
Bunk Beds are being Fabricated using Antique Hand Hewn Timber left over from the Round Hill Country Club Dining Room Addition and Purchased from Restoration Timber out of SF, CA founded by client from Marin, who’s timber frame we built in the late 90’s in Aspen, CO…………..
When a great room is centered around windows that perfectly frame mountain views and walls are lined with swirls of weathered pine or the patina of aged barn wood, who needs artwork? The organic materials and the picturesque scenery are the décor, while the timber frame structure, perhaps built from reclaimed lumber, references the landscape outdoors.
With the “old world quality and modern day craftsmanship,” Bitterroot Timber Frames is a company that specializes in developing these type of stunning ambiences. From a small handcrafted cabin to a large Western compound or resort home, the company designs and builds homes that express the beauty of wood.
“Bitterroot Timber Frames is committed to design excellence, which is to say that we strive for thoughtful and appropriate response to our client’s site, their lifestyle and budget,” said owner Brett Mauri. “We prefer to use locally available materials, historically indigenous to the region we are building in, simply because it makes sense economically and in terms of that materials’ performance following installation in our homes.”
But if materials aren’t available locally or if a client is looking for a specific variety of wood, the company also purchases and sells unique reclaimed materials from across the globe, including 200-year-old oak timbers and hand-hewn siding and old redwoods from local water pipelines built to serve historic mining operations in Montana. And when called to produce a contemporary architectural expression, the company has access to mills specializing in production of the “highest quality of coastal timber available in North America,” said Mauri.
Bitterroot Timber Frames also fabricates a line of custom doors, millworks and architectural antiquities and specialize in the construction of handcrafted timber trusses using traditional mortise and tenon joinery. Craftsmen can finish and preassemble complex trusses and frames at their facility located in Stevensville, Mont., and then these components can be shipped to locations across the United States.
For more information, call 406.581.3014 or visit them online at bitterroottimberframes.com.