Riverbend Timber Frame Magazine Articles

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.

A French Country Beauty

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.

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Lure of the Lake

The May family shares with us their story of building their dream timber frame home on their breathtaking Slave Lake property. Discover how their Riverbend designer was able to create an open layout perfect for their family gatherings.

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Rooms with a View

Dean Hodgson had been living “on acreage” for years, enjoying the privacy of life in the country, but a new building lot in British Columbia’s Eagle Mountain development was just too good to pass up.

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Love of Country

As if made to fit, a salvaged wood sign reading 1949 hangs between two thick white oak posts in Deb and Ed Dick’s soaring great-room. “That’s the year of our birth,” Deb says of one of her favorite antique finds. “It just happens to fit perfectly in that walkway.”

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Outward Expansion

Nearing retirement age, Randy and Cathy Clement began dreaming of building a small Craftsman-style timber-frame home somewhere in the mountains where they could spend leisurely days golfing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Easy Access

Everyone has his or her own needs when designing a house. But when Ed and Deb Dick designed and built their timber-frame home in northwest Ohio, their needs were more specific than most.

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The Great Timber-Frame Adventure: A Grand Timber Home in Colorado

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.

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When It Pays to Throw Out the Old

This is the story of how a dearly loved lakeside cottage that had been in a family for years gave way to a modern timber frame-home. The owners no longer mourn the loss but celebrate what they’ve gained.

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Windows on the World

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.

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Bridge to the Future

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.

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A Platinum LEED-Certified Post and Beam Home

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.

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Cozy Quarters

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.

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Family Affair

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.

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All Remains True

After a fire devastates their 18th-century home, a Long Island couple builds anew and maintains the historic character of their original house.

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Breaking New Ground

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.

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The Laws of Nature

Even after she was grown and had made a home in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Ad, Jill Eichner’s childhood ties to a lake in northern Michigan tugged at her heart.

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Extreme Home

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.

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Breezy Getaway

What to do when unannounced guests drop by for dinner? No worries, mate, when your cabin is a Queenslander. Simply toss more shrimp on the Barbie and kick back on the veranda.

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Cottage Casual

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.

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Call to Cowboy Country

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.

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Farm Fresh

“After I’ve been away for a few days, I love coming home to the familiar scent of wood”, says Tom Dillon, describing what it’s like walking into the timber frame home he shares with his wife Dee.

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Old West Meets Midwest

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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