Located on the shores of Squam Lake in Moultonboro, New Hampshire, this residence is a beautiful example of a timber frame home built with Eastern White Pine. The home was designed by Samyn D’Elia Architects as a vacation retreat that could accommodate the homeowners, their children and grandchildren, and received an Excellence in Architecture Award from the NH American Institute of Architects.
The home is set back from the lake with a series of boardwalks spanning the distance from the dock to the beach to protect sensitive wetlands. The exterior features red cedar shingles and wainscoting of locally hewn granite, and the interior shows off the eye-catching Eastern White Pine timber framing.
Each of the upstairs suites provides private space for the owners’ adult children, and includes an adjacent sleeping porch. The grandchildren have their very own ‘Children’s Wing.’
Timber frame homes are making a big comeback, with a new report forecasting a 60% increase in sales volume and an 80% increase in value. More and more clients are requesting this rustic look for both year-round residences and vacation retreats. Eastern White Pine is a popular choice for timber frame homes for its aesthetic value, strength and affordability.