Well, David and I have been in our timber frame for just over a year now. Timber frames, always a passion, are now a little more real and much more livable than we’d ever expected.
Our timber frame home has proven to be as energy efficient as we expected. Our highest power bill was just at $125 last winter. Our area had one of the coldest winters on record and we heard of utility bills in the $300 range for homes the same size (and smaller) as ours.
We’ve now lived in the home each season and have experienced the changes (the checking of timbers as we went from hot to cold and cold back to hot), the comfort of the open floor plan, and the comfort that the beamed ceilings offer as they bring our vaulted ceilings down to a “human scale”.
While the leaves haven’t quite fallen, I’m going to give you a look at how our home looked last year just before winter by reposting one of my favorite photos. We’ll take more as the season’s change and will share them with you soon.
We want to inspire and our Creekside has certainly done just that.