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  1. Zesty Kitchens

    Z E S T YK I T C H E N S ADD SPICE TO THE KITCHEN OF YOUR DREAMSUSING THIS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS by Pricilla Salley Walsh The kitchen, once hidden behind closed doors, has now evolved into the primary room of the home. No longer just a place for cooking, kitchens have become […]

  2. Investing in the Future

    Introduction to Framing Investing in the Future Learn how the centuries-old craft of  timber framing has come of age  It’s a commonly held belief among timber frame enthusiasts that timber framing is much more than just building a house or a barn. It’s an art form—one that not only can be enjoyed the way one […]

  3. Happy Returns

    HOME PROFILE Happy Returns Building an eclectic post-and-beam home on a budget   Story by Amy LaughinghousePhotography by Rich Frutchey Building a dream home doesn’t have to become a nightmare that breaks the bank. As Beth and Tom Koeppel discovered when they built a Victorian-style, post-and-beam home in southeastern Massachusetts, careful planning and creative use […]

  4. Keep your Hearth Happy

    Expert advice on how to maintain the safety of your fireplace or wood-burning stove.

  5. Lure of the Lake

      A Northwest-style getawayreflects the awesome beautyof its surroundings   Eric Flo had to make a quick decision. It was February 1998, and he was shivering in the pouring rain, slogging through the mud of an empty, debris-strewnlot, heading toward Lake Cushman.When he finally reached the lake, Eric stood at the water’s edge, contemplating the […]

  6. A Home to Share

    Timbers frame a Rocky Mountain bed and breakfast In 1991, Tom Sullivan faced a tough choice: Either move to Houston and sell oil products or move to the Vail Valley, tend bar and ski more than 100 days a year. Of course, Tom says, there was never any real choice. “How could we resist?”Along with […]

  7. A Natural Attraction

    Trend forecaster John Naisbitt saw it coming 20 years ago. In a world dominated by technology, people will yearn for nature, he wrote in his 1982 book, Megatrends.

  8. In Love with Home

        Formal Flair or most of us, our love affair with timber frames began at first sight. That love often becomes a passion that causes us to dream, plan and save for years. For me, as a professional interior designer, it was a growing infatuation with living in-not just with-a piece of finely crafted […]

  9. Additional Inspiration

    An old farmhouse in southern Missouri takes wing

  10. Earth Tone

    The Southwest meets Old Europe in this straw-clay timber frame.

  11. The Basics of Design

    Building a timber frame house is an excellent opportunity to make certain your home’s design suits your family’s needs. Here’s how to start.

  12. Show and Tell

    A model home showcases post-and-beam construction.

  13. Farmhouse Flavor

    Decorating tips to give your timber frame home an updated country look using not-so-new materials

  14. 2003 Buyers Guide – The Big Decision

    How to choose a timber frame producer.

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    At Home In Paradise

    A Hawaiian dream home melds indoor and outdoor living.

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    Lakeside Delight

    Wisconsin natives Jim and Sue Alexander were drawn to their state’s northern lakes and forests for vacations and decided to buy land and build a cottage as a first step toward retirement.

  17. Spirit of the West

    The natural textures and pioneering heritage of a log home often lead an interior designer to decorate with equally rustic accents and furnishings.

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    Fitting the Pieces Together

    Building a home is like putting together a puzzle. There are many pieces that need to fit into just the right place before the picture is complete. The building puzzle for Bob and Kathy Cole had many unique pieces that took almost a year and a half to assemble.

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    A Change of Plans

    When you have the perfect getaway setting, it makes little sense to skimp on the getaway home.

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    Knowing Your Boundaries

    A small Wisconsin natural materials home conquers site challenges to become an eco-friendly getaway


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