Riverbend Timber Frame Floor Plans
Browse through our timber home designs to find inspiration for your custom plan. Search by architectural style or size, or use the lifestyle sort to get ideas for how Riverbend's Design Group can create a layout to meet your individual needs.
All of our plans are completely customizable, so everything can be modified. After you look through our portfolio, we hope that you entrust Riverbend with the custom design of your timber home.
No matter if you want to modify an existing plan or start from scratch, the design process works the same way - there is no additional fee.
BARN Style Timber Home Designs
Perhaps no architectural style is more identifiable with a timber frame home than a barn. The tradition of timber framing spread from east coast barns to mid-west farm homes and eventually to the ranches of the West. We have put a collection of barn and ranch style floor plan concepts together below. See which of these design ideas inspire your custom timber home plan.
BARN Style Characteristics
- Traditional Barn Gambrel Roofs
- Cupolas and Clerestory Windows
- Wrap-Around Porches
- Vertical Siding
- Big, Open Interiors
MOUNTAIN Style Timber Home Designs
Whether you choose to build in a place like the Canadian Rockies or amongst rolling hills such as the Appalachian range, a mountain style floor plan can take advantage of views and mimic the landscape. Sloped mountain side lots often provide the opportunity for walk-out basements, which are easy to incorporate into our architectural designs. Below we present floor plan concepts as they might look in various mountain landscapes.
MOUNTAIN Style Characteristics
- Deep Roof Overhangs
- Prominent Exterior Timber Framing
- Large Prow Windows
- Stone Accents
- Large Outdoor Living Areas
TRADITIONAL Style Timber Home Designs
A timber frame home doesn’t have to stand out from the architectural style of the rest of your neighborhood. You may prefer a more traditional exterior that blends into a suburban setting, but that doesn’t mean it will lack character. Timber framed entries and gable peaked dormers are just a few traits that your traditional timber style home might adopt. Browse some of the examples below.
TRADITIONAL Style Characteristics
- Inviting Entryways
- Attached Garages
- Smaller Windows
- Less Complex Roof Lines
- Symmetrical Gable Dormers
WATERFRONT Style Timber Home Designs
For many, the dream of owning a timber frame home begins with a floor plan that will complement their lake, beach or river front property. Below are some floor plan concepts that might be great starts for building on your waterfront. Review this selection of floor plan ideas to discover elements that we can incorporate into your custom timber frame home.
WATERFRONT Style Characteristics
- Great Views of the Water
- Extended Outdoor Living Spaces
- Fits Well with the Architecture of the Area
- Deeper Overhangs to Reduce Sun Glare
- Easily Modified to Flow with a Sloped Lot
COTTAGE Style Timber Home Designs
The word cottage could evoke a range of visual ideas, from fairy book homes deep in the forest to quaint saltbox designs with weathered wood siding. We have assembled a variety of cottage style design concepts below. See if any of these catch your eye and work with our design team to create your own timber frame cottage.
COTTAGE Style Characteristics
- Smaller Footprints
- Window Shutters
- Condensed Outdoor Spaces
- Saltbox Designs
- Cozy Interiors
FRENCH COUNTRY Style Timber Home Designs
The rich history of timber framing includes old-world designs in France, England and Italy. Many of these architectural characteristics remain popular today. You may choose to base your entire home on the French Country style or simply incorporate some of your favorite features, like curved timber or stone accents. Review the plans in this gallery to find inspiration.
FRENCH COUNTRY Style Characteristics
- Elliptical or Arched Windows
- Hipped Roofs
- Narrow Overhangs
- Stone Accents
- Steeper Roof Pitches
Floor Plans for VACATIONS
Your ideal vacation home may be a cute cottage that serves as home base after a day of skiing or boating. Or you might be looking for a larger retreat that all your friends and family can enjoy together. As you consider layout ideas for your timber frame vacation home, review these floor plans below and see if any of them could act as the starting point for your design. These are just a few of our plans that might inspire you.
Popular Layout Features for VACATIONS
- Plenty of Rooms for Guests
- Open Living Areas
- Extended Outside Living Spaces
- Storage for Toys and Provisions
- Secluded Master Suites
- Recreational or Game Rooms
Floor Plans for RETIREMENT
If you are looking for a plan that will accommodate your retirement years, either now or in the future, there are certain characteristics you may require. The plans selected below showcase many of the layout features that people look for in homes later in life. We can easily modify existing plans to match your unique needs or design a home from scratch. These are only a few of our plans that might work for you.
Popular Layout Features for RETIREMENT
- Single Level Layouts
- ADA Accessible Hallways and Doorways
- Formal Dining Areas for Holidays
- Easy-to-Maintain Outdoor Spaces
- Master on the Main Level
- Smaller-Sized Layouts
Floor Plans for ENTERTAINING
You may not be building a home specifically for entertaining, but if your timber home dream includes sharing your space with family and friends, here are some plans with layouts that can accommodate your lifestyle. Many of the ideas found in the plans below can be incorporated into our other design concepts or a custom plan we create together.
Popular Layout Features for ENTERTAINING
- Multiple Eating Areas
- Open Living Rooms
- Large Pantries or Butler’s Pantry
- Formal Entryways
- Built-in Bars
- Rooms that Flow to Outdoor Living Spaces
Floor Plans for COTTAGE LIFE
Whether you call it a cottage, cabin or retreat, the idea of building a cozy timber frame house is the dream of many. A cozy layout can come in a variety of architectural styles, so we invite you to browse the plans below to get ideas for how your floor plan might look and we can work with you to match that with the exterior style you prefer.
Popular Layout Features for COTTAGE LIFE
- Smaller, Cozy Layouts
- Lofts for Multipurpose
- Cute Exteriors
- Open Kitchens
- Patios and Decks
Floor Plans for LARGE FAMILIES
If yours is a large family, bedrooms, baths and common areas are going to be an important part of your layout needs. We have compiled a group of plans that showcase how we might approach the design of your custom floor plan. Most of our other plans can also be modified to add rooms or extra square footage as needed.
Popular Layout Features for LARGE FAMILIES
- Extra Bedrooms
- Specially Configured Bathrooms
- Bunk Rooms (in 2nd Homes)
- Multiple Living Areas
- Multiple Outdoor Living Spaces
- Large Dining Rooms
Floor Plans for OUTDOOR LIVING
Many people who plan to build a custom timber frame home have a location in mind that will grant them access to beautiful views, lakeside shores or winter wonderlands. If your idea of the perfect floor plan is one that helps you enjoy your environment to the fullest, then check out the features found in some of our plans below. Keep in mind that you can incorporate many of these ideas into any of our floor plan concepts.
Popular Layout Features for OUTDOOR LIVING
- Lots of Deck Space
- Storage for Toys
- Large Window Groupings
- Multiple Access Points to Outdoors
- Sunrooms or Screened-in Porches
Two guest bedrooms upstairs are perfect for visiting family. The master suite is spacious with access to the side deck. For the semi-retired, a convenient office space in the front of the layout is perfect.
Master on main with three bedrooms upstairs. A large open area for everyone to gather as well as private spaces, like the den and sunroom. A formal dining room seats everyone with ease.
This layout reduces the total footprint of the home by eliminating most of the vaulted spaces, giving more total area and larger individual rooms.
This cottage layout is divided into three distinct areas. The main living space is open and separated from the master suite by the staircase. Upstairs, two extra bedrooms share a uniquely designed bathroom.
There are lots of great spaces in this floor plan layout, including a reading nook in the loft, a dining area designed for bench seating and screened-in porch with its own fireplace.
Many vacation homeowners wish they had more room for guests. While the master suite is secluded on the main level of the Mountain View, three more bedrooms and a bonus room are all located upstairs.
Depending on your needs, the Mayson's layout is very flexible and can easily grow or shrink in size. The exterior elevations provide multiple entrances and opportunities to capture views.
Large windows in the prow of the great room let amazing views in. The upper deck is accessible from multiple locations and the lower patio flows from the family room in the basement.
Entertaining is easy in this open layout that includes a formal entryway with large coat closet. The dining room flows into the great room and each has its own access to the wrap-around deck.
A porch wraps around the entire house, with access from multiple rooms. Glass doors and clerestory windows help add natural light and views to the interior vaulted spaces.
1,920 sq.ft. (no basement)
This plan could become a single level if the den is converted into a second bedroom and the mudroom becomes the laundry room. Reducing the total size to around 2,000 sq.ft.
A cozy main level remains open and inviting, while the master suite is secluded. The basement of this floor plan adds extra bedrooms and a recreational area for enjoying weekends and vacations.
An expansive deck runs along the back of the house which also includes a sun room and greenhouse. The over-sized garage has space for a boat or other toys.
This single-level layout features a master plus a guest suite. A sun room provides access to the outdoors in a controlled environment and an attached greenhouse reduces the need to toil in the garden.
The central kitchen is an obvious gathering place, while the cozy great room includes a fireplace and lots of light from clerestory windows above. A screened-in porch adds charm off of the dining room.
Large families mean someone is almost always hungry. This layout showcases a large pantry, kitchen with a breakfast bar, a nook with bench seating and a formal dining room.
Guests can gather on the front patio, outside the dining room, or head through the great room to the fire pit on the rear patio. The kitchen has it’s own space but is easily accessible.
This stepped design could be altered into a single level. There are also elements of the plan which can be reduced in size to create a smaller layout.
The loft can be used for an office, TV room or extra sleeping space. For an even smaller layout, reduce the size of the great room and choose a smaller island in the kitchen.
Two bedrooms upstairs each have their own bathroom and are separated by a loft. A forth bedroom is accessible over the garage and could be great for in-laws or older children.
For retirees who need plenty of space, the Sonoma Hills features two extra bedrooms and a loft upstairs, plus a guest sweet above the garage. A formal dining room gives you plenty of space for holiday meals.
The covered deck on the main level has a built-in fireplace to keep you warm. The two spare bedrooms have their own deck space, while a large patio is located on the walk-out basement level.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the entry opens up to a see-through fireplace with great room behind. There is a formal dining area and a family room next to the kitchen for informal gatherings.
This floor plan can accommodate large groups, all at the same time. The Carolina Retreat includes five bedrooms, multiple shared living areas and a spacious recreational room in the basement.
An exterior designed to mimic traditional European cottages, hints at the cozy spaces in this layout. The family can all come together for a meal in the dining room, or gather in the warm living room.
This layout shows how you can create spaces for everyone. Mom and Dad can relax on their patio, school projects get done in the nook, while a book is read in the library and games played in the loft.
Late morning coffee on the side porch, or interacting with the entire family while you cook a meal - the layout for the Asheville floor plan showcases lots of ideas for weekend living.
This open layout features few hallways and could be reduced in size by removing the office and reconfiguring the master suite. Multiple covered porches provide easily accessible outdoor spaces.
Four bedrooms with three full baths and a powder room were drawn into the Lancaster floor plan. Room for a large dining table, the living room, family room, office and loft provide private space for everyone.
A formal gallery guides guests past the dining room into the living room. In contrast, the family room promotes a more relaxed atmosphere with a breakfast bar facing the kitchen, and a large pantry adjacent.
This plan features a main-level master, with guest rooms upstairs. A screened-in porch provides an easy-to-maintain outdoor living space.
In addition to the spacious rear deck, the screened-in porch on the side makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors almost all year round.
The center of this layout features a large living room with plenty of room for everyone. Smaller, more intimate groups can gather in the great room which flows from the dining area and kitchen.
Single level design which can be reduced in size by removing areas like the den and extra great room,if a smaller layout is preferred.
This flexible plan shows three bedrooms with a shared full bath between the two upstairs rooms. Bonus space above the garage with room for an additional bath could provide additional rooms.
This floor plan includes an over-sized pantry with room for a second refrigerator. The kitchen opens to the dining area with a breakfast bar. Guests can access the expansive deck or a cozy screened-in porch.
Master is on the main level, which has an open layout with limited hallways. The second level has a small loft and two guest bedrooms.
A covered patio welcomes you into the open layout, with a great set-up between the kitchen and dining area. If you are looking for less square feet, the great room could be reduced, and the fireplace removed.
The foyer provides a dedicated area to greet people, while the majority of the main level is an open living space with a fireplace in the middle. The master and other bedrooms are upstairs and out of the way.
Three good-sized bedrooms are packed into this adorable cottage, that offers an open shared area for the kitchen, dining table and living room.
Sometimes all you need is a simple retreat with a nice open space for everyone to gather when they are not out enjoying nature. The Turnwood Cottage is an example of one way to meet those needs.
Hexagonal rooms help take advantage of multiple view corridors while three available levels of decks and patios give you access to the outdoors.
The main level of the Manitou Shores is open and full of light. A large pantry helps keep your second house stocked with supplies, while a bonus room over the garage provides extra space for guests.
This unique layout creates distinct spaces for each of the four bedrooms. The two bedrooms upstairs are separated by a jack and jill bathroom with dual sinks. A quiet den and large pantry are also included.
Views are captured from plentiful windows located on all levels. A sunroom acts as the formal dining room with windows on three sides. The garage includes extra storage for toys or gear.
Lower ceilings create a more intimate feeling inside this floor plan. The kitchen is large enough for a small group to gather while extra rooms like the study and studio allow family to find their own space.
For the family that likes to cook together, the kitchen has plenty of space and flows into a large dining area. The study on the second floor provides a great space for homework or friends to visit.
The design process is the same whether you choose to start from one of our existing concepts or start from scratch. We would love the opportunity to work with you to create your ideal timber home.