Our larger designs for Pavilions could make lovely timber frames for cottages, with walls added, so we have included some samples here.
The Haliburton Cottage
16′ x 24′ timber cottage
This frame utilizes timbers very efficiently. With a small footprint but a steeply pitched roof, it boasts 600 sq. ft. of living space. An added mudroom and timber verandah for hot summer days would make life that much easier.
The substantial summer beams with an oak hardwood spline joining them highlight the middle of this cottage. The steep 18/12 pitch roof provides more headroom upstairs.
The floor joists are fully housed, dovetailed and double wedged. This gem is packed with good solid joinery. The structure would have a low impact on any country lot or location near water.
Country Store or Farmers’ Market
12′ x 24′ timber frame structure could also be a small cottage
We had fun designing this store for a local apple grower.
The ends were left open so bins of apples could be set inside with the tractor.
As the season progresses, pumpkins, gourds and other produce are displayed on shelves.
The elegant front railings invite one to come in and relax in an Adirondack chair. A great space for a country market.
- Sturdy gunstock posts
- Large curved knee braces
- Hipped roof
- Ornate king post trusses
The Port Pavilion
Could also be a lovely cottage.
We built this design in a 16′ x 24′ size for a park in Port Williams. We have also scaled it down for a smaller version, 12′ x 16′.
- 6″ x 12″ sweeping gunstock main posts
- Arched arbours on eaves, with Dutch tenons
- Principal scissor trusses with elegant King Posts
- 3’0″ cantilevered gable ends to protect from the elements
- Curved knee braces and wedged roof purlins
- Great outdoor living space or cottage
The Library Loft Cottage
22′ x 38′ timber frame cottage
This cottage was designed with baby boomers in mind, as a place in which families can come together for special occasions.
There are two bedrooms on the main floor and two large rooms on the second floor with a timbered bridge to join them.
One upper floor room has the option of a walk-out balcony supported by heavy timber brackets. The parents could stay in one end while the kids scoot across the bridge to their room.Meanwhile the grandparents are on the main floor.
With a relaxing covered porch and a potential deck off the dining room, there are plenty of places for privacy.
The vaulted ceiling in the dining room provides a wonderful atmosphere for Thanksgiving meals.
A mudroom hosts a washer and dryer while a bathroom and breakfast nook off the kitchen round out this meeting place.