Timber Frame in the News
From time to time Woodhouse® timber frame homes have been featured in various publications. Please review our collection of media appearances and contact a Woodhouse® timber frame representative to find out how to become a part of the timber frame story.
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A story about a Woodhouse timber frame home in Pennsylvania by Timber Home Living. This gorgeous camp-style home was designed like a humble hunting cabin to entertain friends and exercise the owner’s passion for the outdoors. The plan reflects a mix of elements taken from several different Woodhouse designs, combined to create a unique camp-style home.
After years spent living abroad and traveling the world, Tom and Jean Seaman have found their haven of rest in the states. At their home overlooking Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, the couple enjoys a little slice of paradise everyday.
Based in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Woodhouse was founded in 1979. The original owner operated and grew the company until 2004, when Seaman bought into the company. He had had a career in industry and had moved around quite a bit. But he had been brought up near Taughannock Falls State Park and, in a refrain often heard locally, thought this area would be a good place to bring up his own children.
They say you only have one chance to make a good first impression. The way Patrick Seaman figures it, the same goes for houses. That’s why he designed his timber frame beauty in the Finger Lakes region of New York to win visitors right away.
One of Timber Home Living’s “2011 Best Homes of the Year,” this custom Woodhouse® timber frame is conveniently located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of New York. The luxurious 8,400 square foot home contains an exposed Douglas Fir timber frame. A skier’s dream, the homeowners have easy access on and off the pristine slopes surrounding them.
In 2006, Pat Seaman – president and co-owner of Woodhouse® took the 3,500-square-foot, three bedroom SmartWood™ MountainView model and modified it by expanding the dining/kitchen area and the covered portion of a back deck, turning the attached garage 90 degrees, and enlarging the second-floor dormers. The home as modified became a new SmartWood™ model called the LakeView. Pat also finished the home’s walkout lower level and built a timber-framed office above the garage, creating nearly 5,000 square feet of finished space.
Dean and Debbie O’Hare’s 6,700-square-foot, five bedroom timber frame in northwestern North Carolina is featured. The entire home is timber framed with traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, including dovetailed connections.
When Mack and Carol Tavis decided to build a 900-square-foot vacation cottage retreat in New York, they contacted Woodhouse®. The “lakeside pavilion” offers a waterfront view of Cayuga Lake – complete with a living room, bedroom, bath and a loft sitting area.
Richard and Lisa Coico’s 8,500-square-foot timber frame home on five acres on former farm land in Trumansburg, New York is the focus of this article.
Bob and Wendy Parrish chose Woodhouse® to build their 4,400-square-foot timber frame home in Vermont for two reasons: Woodhouse’s responsiveness to the Parrishes desire that the timber frame home highlight their collections; and their desire to use the highly efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs) that Woodhouse® uses to enclose their frames.