Timber Frame Homes in Pennsylvania
Here’s why the Keystone State is a great place to unlock your timber frame dreams with Woodhouse.
While hiking along one of Pennsylvania’s woodland trails, fly-fishing or rafting in one of its waterways, or skiing at one of its many four-season resorts, it’s easy to forget that the state also has a rich claim to history, as one of the original thirteen American colonies and the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution. Vast stretches of gentle, rolling mountains and thick woodlands intermingle with miles of rural farmlands, urban centers, and American history.
Woodhouse timber frames homes in Pennsylvania embody the state’s history, culture, and lifestyle. Afterall, we know a thing or two about building timber frame structures in Pennsylvania; it’s where you’ll find our headquarters and campus. Here’s what else is waiting for you in the Keystone State.
Pennsylvania is known for its hard-working and fun-loving lifestyle, and Woodhouse’s timber frame homes are an expression of these values. They can be customized for personal style while maintaining high energy efficiency and longevity. Plus, the diversity of timber frame home styles we offer makes them suitable for any place across the state. If you’re still deciding where to set up camp, here are some of our favorite areas in Pennsylvania:
These friendly mountains are a vacation destination for New York City and New Jersey. Loaded with forested peaks, picturesque valleys, and 150 lakes, there is something for everyone. The eastern edge is a beloved bird-watching destination and resorts for boating, skiing, and even river beaches offer an easy escape from the Atlantic seaboard’s urban centers. These rolling mountains are a mix of farmlands, small towns, and mountain views. Nearby is Lancaster County, with its large Amish population whose practical and simplified approach to architecture adds another dimension of influence to the relationship between timber and this unique region.
With its heritage in steel and energy, Pittsburgh carries a reputation of a strong work ethic and a place that knows how to have a good time . . . especially while supporting one of its famed sports teams. It’s an animated city, full of character and hometown pride. (Are you a yinzer?)
At the same time, the city is blooming with a gritty but cosmopolitan flair. Our sleek, contemporary timber frame homes, complete with a single-plane roofline, fit right into the swankiest of up-and-coming neighborhoods. Timber frames are also ideal for Pittsburgh’s varied topography and can maximize views of one of the city’s three rivers
Close enough to Pittsburgh to be considered part of the city’s surrounding area is Laurel Highlands. It’s home to captivating views and layers of forested hills that transport you from the hustle and bustle to a beautiful, remote woodland. A few minutes later, you may crest a ridge and be treated to an unexpected, cosmopolitan view of the city. You can ski at Seven Springs or get inspired by visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural marvel, Fallingwater.
Many timber frame home styles are suited for Laurel Highlands. Taking a cue from Fallingwater, a craftsman style timber frame can blend artfully into the woods, while a cabin or Adirondack style always provides a natural fit.
Personalized in Pennsylvania
At Woodhouse, many homeowners have gravitated towards our flexible, Adirondack-style homes, such as the Sagamore, with its rustic timber elements and cedar shake siding. In fact, our Adirondack GreatCamp floor plan, noted for its massive timbers, was originally a custom-designed house for Pennsylvania. We made it available as a floor plan ready for your customizations.
Our Pennsylvania timber frames have been modified to work well as vacation homes and primary residences alike. Vacation homes tend to prioritize gathering and community space to encourage spending time with family and friends. Screened-in porches, covered decks, and large fireplaces to anchor the great room are popular choices. Primary homes place more emphasis on large primary suites, kids’ bedrooms, playrooms, hobby rooms, and extra storage areas such as additional garage bays and spacious interior closets.
You can work with our design team to customize your timber frame home to include any of these or more. If you’re moving into a residential or vacation community, we can make sure your timber frame meets all design requirements while reflecting your personal style.
Your Pennsylvania Timber Frame
If you’re ready to explore what’s possible for your dream timber frame home in Pennsylvania, start by browsing some of our top floor plans for the region below. Don’t hesitate to contact Woodhouse Northeast Regional Project manager, Jay Hodgson, or schedule a visit to our Pennsylvania campus for an in-depth planning experience.