Hill Top Retreat

A homeowner with a vision of an upsized old style farmhouse using a heavy Douglas Fir timber frame was the only way for this home to go. The overall effect was one of strength and solidity - the timbers were scaled up to match the mass of the 10,500 square foot building. The Douglas fir logs were rough-sawn, burned and wire brushed prior to the stain & clear coat finish to achieve the rural appearance of the farmhouse style the client was looking to achieve.

There are 8 bedrooms, five utility rooms a large comfortable kitchen, a 3,000 square foot great room with a vast clear span of 40’ that serves as a music studio and an attached 2,000 square foot indoor pool, a lower level sauna and steam room and a 4 storey elevator.

A creative triumph of Canadian Timberframes and Blue Sky Architecture produced a compelling structure that owes its strength to the quality of timber frame & design.