Ray Brook House


Raising a Timber Framed hammer beam bent section

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A pre-assembled hammer beam section is this timber frame is raised with a crane.

Situated in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, this beautifully detailed timber frame home is designed in a “T” shaped and cross gabled format. It features a centrally located great room with hammer beam trusses and a stone fireplace, with the dining room and kitchen in one wing, and the master bedroom suite in the other. A hipped timber frame front entry porch foretells that visitor of what to expect inside. The Douglas Fire timbers for the frame were custom sawn from old growth trees that were salvaged from the Biscuit fire in Oregon.

The second floor has 2 dormers and a central balcony that crosses the great room and has space for a home office, and leads to the guest bedroom wing of the home. The home is fully wheel chair accessible and has an elevator that travels to all three levels. A connector space that joins the garage to the home is also built with Structural Insulated Panels so as to maintain the same energy efficiency as the main portion of the house, and it includes a mud room, a laundry space, and a ½ bath. The home is richly detailed with a custom kitchen, a Craftsman style staircase and balustrade, hardwood floors, and beautifully fenestrated and energy efficient triple glazed windows.

Architect: Andrea Warchaizer, Springpoint Inc. Alstead, NH
Contractor: Schrader General Contracting, Saranac Lake, NY
Timber Framer: Amstutz Woodworking LLC, Upper Jay, NY
Photography: George Hunt

  3 Responses to “Ray Brook House”

  1. Great gallery! Some day I would like you to build my small home with a outer Studio addition. I will be in touch.


    Eric Backer

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