Iwas first introduced to timber homes nearly 20 years ago, when I began my publishing career as an assistant editor on what was then called “Timber Frame Homes” — a quarterly insert in Log Home Living magazine.
Since that time, I’ve not only seen timber homes come into their own (and get a stand-alone publication to prove it) I’ve watched them move from fringe artisan house to the darling of mainstream home design. Just open any home-decor catalog or watch an episode of HGTV’s most popular shows for proof. The rustic elegance of timber-frame construction is taking the world by storm.
This issue of Timber Home Living has ample evidence of their ever-growing popularity, starting with pro golfer/analyst Nick Faldo’s home. This slice of West Virginia paradise melds Nick’s English heritage with modern-rustic timber design for a truly magical experience. The story starts on page 38.
We’ll visit another timber masterpiece in nearby Ohio that seamlessly blends elegant timbers with laid-back living. The owners will tell you why owning a timber-framed house was simply meant to be. Read all about it in “Following Fate’s Lead.”
Plus, we’ll take a look at the origins of timber framing; explore exceptional ideas to design the heart of any home — the kitchen; learn how to transform an ordinary-but-beloved stick-framed house into an extraordinary timber-framed beauty; get smart tips to maximize your landscape and much more.
Twenty years later, timber homes still make me catch my breath. The detail and craftsmanship that go into them, coupled with their versatility and natural beauty, make me linger over them without fail. With this, my first issue back in the saddle of Timber Home Living, I’m honored and excited to share my passion with you. Together, we’ll see where timber homes will take us next.