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Canadian Timber Frame Favourites

Jul 19, 2019
catwalk on second floor

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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Quebec City Farmhouse

Jul 27, 2018
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When Stephen Lefebvre and his wife Johane started brain storming for their new custom home outside of Calgary, Alberta, they found inspiration in the 400-year-old architecture of Quebec City. “We were trying to bring old Quebec City to Calgary,” said Lefebvre. “We love the architecture of old Quebec City, so the house is designed with […]

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Mountain Style Timber Frame Homes in 2018

Sep 29, 2017
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Mountain style timber frame homes perfectly blend into North America’s many landscapes. This is because the architectural style reflects the rustic landscapes of the mountains themselves. From the Canadian Rockies to the Appalachians of America, these Mountain style homes also include stunning elements and uncommon beauty. Therefore, it’s easy to take advantage of views, capitalize […]

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A Timber Framer’s Perspective on Building

Sep 17, 2013
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Experiences and memories of timber frame home building vary widely. This is true whether it is the homeowner, the designer, or the builder. With this in mind, Jason Beamish, owner of Beam Craft Timber Framing, shares his perspective on building a timber home. You have quite a bit of experience building Riverbend homes. How does […]

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A Weekend Retreat in Alberta

Jun 25, 2013

As president of a technologies company in the bustling city of Calgary, Bryan dreamed of building another home. He needed a retreat to which he could easily escape the city and relax during long weekends and holidays. After purchasing land in the scenic town of Olds, an hour outside of Calgary, Bryan began searching for […]

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Traditional Design with Modern Amenities

Feb 05, 2013

Bryan and Lisa wanted a traditional timber frame home on their land in the quaint community of Olds, Alberta. Because their property faced the majestic Canadian Rockies, they hoped to find a company that could design a home reflective of their land. Additionally, they wanted to include energy efficient capabilities and a modern layout that […]

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A Waterfront Haven in Alberta

Jan 15, 2013
mountain style home with timber

Gwen and Bill had been dreaming of building a unique home on their lakefront property for years. Located just a few hours away from their primary home in Manning, Alberta, the couple was looking for a building style that would enhance the natural beauty of their waterfront build site. Loving the elegance of traditional timber […]

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The Many Locations of the Melody Lane

Dec 05, 2012
timber frame home design

Riverbend has a reputation for creating beautiful design concepts that have inspired the creation of countless dream homes. Forever popular, the Melody Lane concept, (shown above), has sparked countless versions of timber frame homes. Each beautifully modified home fits different build locations and families, yet still retains elements of the original architectural design. The Melody […]

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An Alberta Timber Home Update

Oct 02, 2012
canadian rockies

What started as a festive timber frame home Raising event during the snowy season in Alberta, is now nearing completion. Enjoy an inside look at a client’s Alberta timber home oasis beautifully nestled at the base of the Canadian Rockies. The custom timber home is just outside Calgary on a large plot of land overlooking […]

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