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Timber Home Living

Timber Home Living

Annual Buyers Guide 2020

The nation's only magazine dedicated solely to timber-frame homes and the people who are passionate about them. It showcases the beauty and efficiency of these highly energy-efficient and handsome homes to an eager, custom-home buying audience with inspiring photography and authoritative editorial.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
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1 min.
timber home living

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Donna Peak MANAGING EDITOR Suzanna Logan ASSOCIATE EDITOR Griffin Suber CONTRIBUTOR Janice Brewster CREATIVE DIRECTOR Edie Mann ART DIRECTOR Mark Sorenson AD COORDINATOR Kim Hoff GRAPHIC DESIGNER Julie Green ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Heather Glynn Gniazdowski, 703-731-9659 hgniazdowski@aimmedia.com NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Mari Campbell ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Elaine Hope Nosaka, Pam Stine, Rich Wilkinson SINGLE COPY SALES MANAGER NPS PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER Peter H. Miller, Hon. AIA VP DIGITAL MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT Brian Van Heuverswyn DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING LJ Lindhurst OPERATIONS MANAGER Carolyn Walsh STRATEGIC CAMPAIGN MANAGER Taylor Jackson DIGITAL PRODUCER Katherine Owen MARKETING COORDINATOR Josh Cohn EXHIBIT SALES, LOG AND TIMBER HOME SHOWS Eric Johnson, Samantha Watters FACILITIES MANAGER Tony Wilhelms PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman COO, CFO & TREASURER Michael Henry VP OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Tom Masterson VP OF PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP PEOPLE & PLACES JoAnn Thomas VP IT Nelson Saenz VP DIGITAL PRODUCTS & PLATFORMS Katie Herrell AIM BOARD CHAIR Efrem Zimbalist III…

1 min.
golden eagle log & timber homes

Everyone will feel included, as the open concept of the kitchen, great room, covered porch and dining room are second-to-none. This gourment kitchen is designed for large family gatherings, as it features four food prep areas and enough cabinetry and countertop space to satisfy even the world's best chefs. Every feature in this custom timber home is designed to maximize style and functionality. The calming atmosphere of this master suite features stunning views of the lake. The spa-like soaking tub will be your oasis after a long day. Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes custom designed and supplied these impressive built-in book shelves and night stands to surround the master bed. The room is finished with soft tones and textures. The timbers in this room are smooth and painted to match…

2 min.
set the stage for success

I have a weakness for classic films. “Citizen Kane” … “To Kill a Mockingbird” … “Rear Window” — they just don’t make ’em like that anymore. It’s not typical that, while enjoying my guilty little pleasure, I’m reminded of my job, but recently that changed. The movie that made my worlds collide is “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. In the 1948 comedy, the urban couple outgrows their downtown apartment, falls in love with property in the Connecticut countryside and aspires to build the perfect home. There was only one problem: They were woefully unprepared. Every decision they made was on impulse, and along the way they experienced a host of obstacles from having to drill a well to cost overruns they weren’t expecting. In true…

5 min.
let’s talk timber homes

Timber framing is graceful, strong and so well established that once upon a time it used to simply be called “building.” It forms the basis of a structure that can last for generations. In fact, in Europe and Asia there are timber-framed buildings that have stood for centuries. Today, timber homes have enjoyed a surge in popularity due to their ties to nature, the artful way in which they’re crafted and the extraordinary level of engineering that goes into them — a combination that makes them as sturdy as they are beautiful. A timber home uses a framework of large posts and beams joined by wood pegs or by other types fasteners. Almost always, the walls of the structure are affixed to the outside of the timber frame, leaving the timbers exposed…

1 min.
the cost factor

A timber home is a custom home, and everything from wood species and frame complexity to level of finishing materials and local labor costs will affect a home’s final price. Although it’s impossible to generalize costs nationwide, timber homes are comparable to other forms of custom construction. Put another way, custom construction often ranges between 15 to 25 percent more than your local tract home builder who offers few upgrades and no changes to a floor plan. In our 2019 Industry Insights* survey, producers indicated that the average base price of a timber frame home hovers around $240 PER SQUARE FOOT, but can quickly escalate depending on the amenities and appointments a buyer chooses. Hybrid designs can save roughly $67 PER SQUARE FOOT, OR 28 PERCENT LESS than a home that uses…

5 min.
your timber home starts here

Timber homes continue to win converts with their craftsmanship, variety and superior energy efficiency. But despite their positive features, timber homes remain a small segment of the custom-home market. As a result, how to buy and build one of these houses is a mystery to most people. The most important step toward figuring it all out: Understanding that buying and building a timber home is a process. During the planning phase, you’ll gather information to learn all that’s involved and the choices that are available to you. So, let’s get started. ADDRESS YOUR OPTIONS In general, timber homes fall within several categories, based on how the timbers are used or are fastened. All timber homes showcase the beauty of the wood, which adds abundant character to a home’s interior. Traditional timber frames are…