Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Few Ramblings

We recently spent the weekend at a friend's family's ski house in New Hampshire that looked like this:

I really like the simplicity of the shed roofs composed in an interesting way and it made me wish we had designed a slightly less typical house. As previously discussed there are a number of reasons we went with basically a gabled rectangle (mostly cost, time, and appeal to the greatest number of potential future owners). As plans stand now this won't be the last house we design and build for ourselves and we will have opportunities in the future to go outside the box and experiment with other building methods and styles.

And in the more immediate future I am working on a little project that will give me the chance to experiment a bit. More on that as it progresses...

On a separate topic, we recently put a timber frame porch on a house near the coast that made me very excited about porches on timber frames. Without a timbered porch or some kind of timbered overhangs there is often no way that the internal structure of the timber frame shows on the exterior of the building. Here's the Brunswick entryway:

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, I really like all of windows and the covered porch, it is aesthetically pleasing and very practical for Maine winters!