Custom Homes can Feature Local Timber

This 1300 square foot timber frame was designed and built with and for Josh’s brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Kerry Jackson (and their young daughter Quinn!). The custom design incorporates many local materials including roof boards and siding from Morrisville, sugar maple harvested from a nearby farm, locally grown and sawn white pine timbers, and butternut flooring from northern Vermont. Three structural maple forks were saved when the site was cleared, and are now features of the frame, and site-harvested spruce timbers are positioned at the four corners of the house.

The heart and soul of many homes, the kitchen here includes site-built cabinetry of white ash and cherry, milled and solar dried at Josh and Sam’s parents’ property in Pennsylvania. The home received certification by Efficiency Vermont, and offers excellent thermal performance through the use of foam core panels while a whole house heat recovery ventilation system maintains excellent indoor air quality.