Bavarian Inspired Timber Frame Home Exterior
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This Timber Frame home was designed to take advantage of the rural setting next to an apple orchard.
Designed to be a retirement home for a couple who have deep roots in German culture and vernacular architecture, the primary living space on the first floor is fully wheel chair accessible. The second story has guest bedrooms, and a work space. The red oak timber frame is embellished with bandsawn rafter tails, purlin and plate ends, and exterior barge rafters. The ample overhangs and low roof pitch are reminiscent of Bavarian chalets. A masonry core includes a fireplace, a stuccoed and tiled German style masonry heater, and a soapstone wood cook stove. A solarium space looks out on gardens and the neighboring apple orchards. The house is richly detailed with local hardwood finish work, and wainscotings, doors, stained glass, furniture, and tile work built by local craftspeople.
Architect: Dave Bryant, Atlanta GA
Builder: Steve Amstutz, Amstutz Woodworking, Upper Jay, NY
Timber Framer: Amstutz Woodworking
Photography: Ted Merle-Smith, Keene, NY and Steve Amstutz