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Canadian Timber Frame Favourites

Jul 19, 2019
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Of the 5,000-plus homes we have brought to life across North America, a good percentage are found in Canada. From the misty shores of Vancouver Island to the vast vistas of the Great Canadian Plains, the tradition of timber framing flourishes in the Great White North. Subsequently, this article spotlights some of our favourite Canadian […]

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Styles That Inspire II

Jul 05, 2019
michigan craftsman home with timber framing

Continue reading how some of Riverbend’s past clients found their style inspiration and how those perfect moments beautifully influenced their timber frame dream home’s design. Did you miss the first three stories? Read, part one here. Craftsman Style Homes – A Walk to School Born in response to the Industrial Revolution, Craftsman style architecture has […]

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Styles That Inspire

Jun 21, 2019
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Every person considering a timber frame home has a completely unique vision. This is because each of them experience different moments of inspiration along the way. And, before they ever met with Riverbend, those moments of inspiration were already influencing their future home’s design. This article shares how some of Riverbend’s past clients found their […]

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What is the Difference between Stock Plans and Conceptual Designs?

Jun 07, 2019
timber frame interior detail

Despite many centuries of traditional building techniques, the authentic craftsmanship of timber framing began to give-way to kits and stock plans a few decades ago. As a result, the unique presence for which timber frame homes were once known, began to diminish. This was due to more than one factor, including increased assembly line-like manufacturing […]

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Planning to Build in 2020? Start Now.

May 10, 2019

The clock is ticking. If you want to start building your timber frame home in 2020, now is the time to start your custom home design. Riverbend typically recommends you start the design process approximately one year in advance of your desired construction start date. However, in today’s vigorous economy, you may wish to consider […]

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Achieving the Ideal Deck or Patio Design

Apr 23, 2019
timber frame deck, riverbend

The winter season is almost behind us, which means it’s time we start thinking about the long days of summer, barbecues, backyard games, iced tea, and the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers. With warm-weather activities right around the corner, it is also the perfect time to think about your timber frame home’s deck or patio […]

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Apr 19, 2019

As summer’s heat quickly approaches, the season of neighborhood barbecues, poolside get-togethers, and outdoor family activities will soon be upon us. For those who experienced an especially harsh winter, the summer season brings welcomed outdoor opportunities for relaxing and entertaining. Not yet blessed with the perfect outdoor living space? We hope this article helps you […]

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Designing Your Outdoor Space

Apr 19, 2019
timber frame with hot tub

Because today’s homeowners embrace outdoor living rooms and other outdoor living areas like never before [i], Riverbend’s conceptual designs typically include stunningly designed outdoor spaces as part of each magnificent timber frame home. Additionally, many of these outdoor spaces serve more as extensions of the home, expanding the home’s square footage. This article offers items […]

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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part Three

Jan 25, 2019
barn style home,ohio,riverbend timber framing, timber frame

This third article completes Riverbend’s series about selecting an architectural style for your timber frame home. With six architectural styles to consider, selecting one that pleases your eye and incorporates your lifestyle, may first appear daunting. After 40 years of designing and building timber frame custom homes, we know that choosing a home design style […]

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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part Two

Jan 11, 2019

Selecting a preferred architectural style is a natural and early step when beginning to think about your Riverbend home. However, for some future owners, this decision can be one of the most difficult parts of the pre-design process. For this reason, we embarked on writing a three-part series about selecting an architectural style. By providing […]

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