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A View of the Lake

Jan 25, 2019
timber frame lake home

Tom and Carol weren’t planning on a new home at all when they decided to move to Blind Lake outside Ann Arbor, Michigan; they were just going to renovate the family cottage. As part of that renovation they worked with architect H. Scott Diels to create an addition that would transform the small cottage into […]

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Contemporary Charm

Nov 16, 2018
timber home for large family

At Riverbend, we are used to clients telling us that they plan to build their timber frame for generations of use. This usually means they plan to pass their home down to the next generation, but in the case of Paul and Suzanne zumFelde, they decided to build a home not only for the generations […]

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Timber Treasure

Oct 12, 2018

As soon as Bob Formisano decided to build a second home, he decided to partner with Riverbend Timber Framing. Bob, an architect by trade, already had a floor plan in mind and brought the concept and counted on Riverbend to refine the design and incorporate timber framing to complement the architecture. “I wanted the home […]

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Timber Mountain Retreat

Sep 13, 2018
timber frame exterior

When contractor Dean Hodgson decided to build a home for himself, he knew he wanted a mountain style design to fit his Abbotsford, British Columbia location. Thanks to his experience building Riverbend homes, he knew he wanted that mountain retreat to be timber frame as well. Hodgson chose local architect Maynard Raap to create the […]

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Inspired by Tuscany

Aug 18, 2018
tuscany exterior timber frame home

You would be hard-pressed to find an architectural style more connected to traditional timber framing than the centuries-old homes built in the Italian, French and English countryside. With its stone exterior, decorative gables and steep roof pitches the Tuscany conceptual plan has inspired a number of Riverbend clients to build a timber home which captures […]

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Quebec City Farmhouse

Jul 27, 2018
calgary timber frame

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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Modern Meets Country

Jun 16, 2018
ohio timber frame barn home

Ed and Deborah of Kenton, Ohio, were looking for an old barn to restore and renovate as a home for themselves and their extensive collection of antiques. But after looking at a few candidates, the challenges of restoration became evident and they began to look at other options. Although restoration was not the way to […]

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Distinct Western Elegance

May 13, 2018
timber frame craftsman style home

Tom and Mary were an outdoorsy couple who had a dream. Their dream included a custom timber frame home on a homestead that allowed them to fly-fish whenever they pleased and to enjoy gorgeous country sunsets every night. After living the big city life in Los Angeles for 30 years, they couldn’t wait to move […]

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Timber Home View

Apr 27, 2018
timber frame home exterior

Dreaming of a home where they could live out their retirement years doing the things they love like golfing and hiking, Michigan natives, Randy and Cathy began their search. Wanting to retreat from the harsh winters and crowded suburbs of their home, the couple traveled south along the eastern coast, looking for a location to […]

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