See what people are saying about the wonderful custom homes from Riverbend Timber Framing. Read through recent magazine articles and mentions about our work and what we’ve been up to. Find all of our magazine articles linked below.
Cowgirl Magazine, June 2019 By Christy Nielson | Photography by Roger Wade A career in the oil and gas industry took this Oklahoma couple all over the world. With three kids in tow, they moved 11 times, including a stint in Saudi Arabia. They agreed to make the most of the travel that the husband’s […]
Timber Home Living, May/June 2019 When we left Riverbend Timber Framing in Part 1 of our Welcome Home Series (Timber Home Living, April 2019), the crew was in Marysville, Ohio, and had just completed the planning stage of a Florida couple’s family vacation home. The house would join two others owned by the client’s sister […]
Timber Home Living, April 2019 For many people planning a home away from home, the main motivation is family. This Marysville, Ohio, ranch-style timber vacation home was no different. With two other residences owned by family members on the same 50-acre property, the idea was to create a home base where everyone could gather around […]
When a lot on his family’s favorite lake was available for purchase, Brian Hayes immediately made an offer. Learn more about his journey to create a traditional timber frame home that reflects its scenic and historic location and is comfortable for the large family that regularly gathers there.
After 30 years of living in the Los Angeles area, the large-city lifestyle was getting to be more of a bother than it was worth. My wife Mary and I are avid fly fishermen, so during our many trips to Colorado, our thoughts shifted to giving up the city life and moving to the country.
Moving from a 19th-century Victorian house to a contemporary timber-frame home transported Brad and Lou Ann Miller to a whole new way of life. Accustomed to confined and formal, the western Pennsylvania couple found themselves embracing wide-open spaces, inside and outside the home.
A timber home was not in the cards when Dr. Warren Wolfe and his wife, Diane, decided to sell their New Jersey home of more than 30 years and head south to live closer to their children and grandchildren. The original plan? To buy a resale house in one of Washington, D.C.’s quiet suburbs.
Bob Burnside doesn’t cut corners, a fact that can be either incredibly helpful or impossibly annoying to a homebuilder. No matter. Bob refers to his building style as MBWA, or Management By Walking Around. “I watch what people are doing, and I ask a lot of questions, which helps everybody pay more attention and do their jobs more thoroughly,” says Bob.
When Detroit architect Bob Formisano came up with the idea for his family’s second home, he knew just who to turn to. He’d been working with the Sales Manager at Riverbend Timber Framing for two years on his company home-cost.com that develops a software program to help determine the cost of building a custom home.
Paul and Suzanne ZumFelde’s new timber home is truly a family place. It sits on 67 acres of Ohio farmland that have been in the family since 1905. It was designed in part by Paul and his brother, California architect Dale ZumFelde, then modified by a designer at Riverbend Timber Framing.
When Bob Burnside moved near Ann Arbor, Michigan a few years ago, the home-construction veteran wanted to announce his arrival in a big way. So he did what any savvy builder would do – construct a spectacular timber home that would act as his calling-card for potential clients.
Dale and Brigitte Stevens love to fly. In fact they own their own plane – a Maule MX7. The couple flies so much that when they were looking for property to build a dream home, one of their requirements was that any acreage they found had to have a strip of land long enough and flat enough to become a runway.
Clear Lake, near Fremont, Indiana, is a special place for both Mike Franz and Jim Balmer. Both men spent part of their childhood at the lake, although they never met as kids. Had Mike and his wife Pat not decided to build a summer cottage on the lake, they might never have known each other.
Sometimes you have to listen to your heart. Liana Smith lived in very historic, very traditional Leesburg, Virginia. Even though the Blue Ridge Mountains were in her backyard, her heart heard the Siren’s song of majestic peaks, deep canyons, and the wide-open spaces of cowboy country. She dreamed of high-tailing it to the Rockies.
Mary Ann and Mallary Mason began planning their three-bedroom southern Ohio timber frame home with a vision. “Our vision of the house was to enhance the beauty of the area in which we located it,” says Mary Ann of their plans for reclaiming an old farm that had become extremely overgrown.
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