This home is a classically styled Timber Frame Hybrid, based upon our popular Bear Creek model. This home was customized and modified for a couple building in Bear Lake, Idaho.
What do we mean by hybrid? A traditional timber frame home has a skeleton made of cut timbers, fitted to each other. This skeleton provides the load bearing structure for the roof, and the wall system as necessary. This is then wrapped in traditional stick framing, or with Structurally Insulated Panels, or, SIPs. The Clark Fork is a hybrid in that it makes use of timber trusses, columns, and beams, but the walls are load bearing rather than the skeleton. We can still use Structural Insulated Panels, but they are carrying the roof loading, and the timber elements that you see on the exterior, and interior, are applied to the surface. This allows the air tight seal that modern homes enjoy, but also expresses the timber elements on the exterior, which are more difficult to do with a timber frame home.
The Clark Fork has 5 1/2 bedrooms, with a bunkroom in the lower level for additional family space. An at-home office is adjacent to the Owner’s Suite, so you can work from home, and still be a part of the family activities. Many timber trusses, and beams help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the Family Room in the lower level creates a separate zone for guests. Two full suites on the Upper Level have private balconies to the view. These home plans can be bought off-the-shelf, from Wholesale House Plans, or you can contact Gravitas directly if you want to make modifications to the plans or work with us on the custom design of your own home.
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