Ed­i­tor’s Note

Timber Home Living - - Contents - Ed­i­tor-in-Chief

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.

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