Timber Frame in the News

From time to time Woodhouse® timber frame homes have been featured in various publications. Our renowned craftsmanship and construction make us the industry leader in North America. Please review our collection of media appearances and contact a Woodhouse® timber frame representative to find out how to become a part of the timber frame story. Interested in featuring a timber frame story in your publication?Give us a call at 800-227-4311.

arcd-10678-1024x682A Traveling Couple Finds a Timber Home to Stay

After years spent living abroad and traveling the world, Tom and Jean Seaman have found their haven of rest in the states. At their home overlooking Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, the couple enjoys a little slice of paradise everyday.

Featured In: Timber Home Living Online blog


56a9082eb4c75-imageBuilding Timberframe Homes to Last Centuries

Based in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Woodhouse was founded in 1979. The original owner operated and grew the company until 2004, when Seaman bought into the company. He had had a career in industry and had moved around quite a bit. But he had been brought up near Taughannock Falls State Park and, in a refrain often heard locally, thought this area would be a good place to bring up his own children.

Featured In: Ithaca Times January 2016


arcd-10674A Family Timber Home in the Finger Lakes

They say you only have one chance to make a good first impression. The way Patrick Seaman figures it, the same goes for houses. That’s why he designed his timber frame beauty in the Finger Lakes region of New York to win visitors right away.

Featured In: Timber Home Living Online Blog


Warm Up For the Winter

One of Timber Home Living’s “2011 Best Homes of the Year,” this custom Woodhouse® timber frame is conveniently located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of New York. The luxurious 8,400 square foot home contains an exposed Douglas Fir timber frame. A skier’s dream, the homeowners have easy access on and off the pristine slopes surrounding them.

Featured In: Timber Home Living Best Homes of the Year July 2011


Family Friendly

In 2006, Pat Seaman – president and co-owner of Woodhouse® took the 3,500-square-foot, three bedroom SmartWood™ MountainView model and modified it by expanding the dining/kitchen area and the covered portion of a back deck, turning the attached garage 90 degrees, and enlarging the second-floor dormers. The home as modified became a new SmartWood™ model called the LakeView. Pat also finished the home’s walkout lower level and built a timber-framed office above the garage, creating nearly 5,000 square feet of finished space.

Featured In: Timber Homes Illustrated August 2008


Snap Judgment

Dean and Debbie O’Hare’s 6,700-square-foot, five bedroom timber frame in northwestern North Carolina is featured. The entire home is timber framed with traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, including dovetailed connections.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated May 2008



At Water’s Edge

When Mack and Carol Tavis decided to build a 900-square-foot vacation cottage retreat in New York, they contacted Woodhouse®. The “lakeside pavilion” offers a waterfront view of Cayuga Lake – complete with a living room, bedroom, bath and a loft sitting area.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated September 2007



A Feast for the Senses

Richard and Lisa Coico’s 8,500-square-foot timber frame home on five acres on former farm land in Trumansburg, New York is the focus of this article.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated June 2007



A Bold Move

Bob and Wendy Parrish chose Woodhouse® to build their 4,400-square-foot timber frame home in Vermont for two reasons: Woodhouse’s responsiveness to the Parrishes desire that the timber frame home highlight their collections; and their desire to use the highly efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs) that Woodhouse® uses to enclose their frames.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated February 2007



Home Ski Home

Bob and Barbara Jones of Windham, New York chose to work with Woodhouse® The Timber Frame Company to build their 6,600-square-foot timber frame ski home. The Woodhouse® timber frame package included custom-crafted Eastern white pine timber frame, along with the insulating enclosure system of structural insulated panels, windows and exterior doors.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated February 2007



Windham Glory

A 6,000-square-foot timber frame ski-getaway home in New York is featured. Based on a complete, custom timber frame package from Woodhouse®, the home features detailing of the exterior timber-frame elements and copper-cap purlins that extend onto the porches and past the roof line.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated October 2006



Family Value

Edward and Melissa Payne chose Woodhouse® to build their 5,000-plus-square-foot, eclectic-style timber frame home residence in Colorado. The couple picked a SmartWood™ timber frame home plan design that boasts an open, family-friendly floor plan.

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated October 2006



Right Place, Right Time

David Easley and Maureen O’Hara 3,600-square-foot, modified Craftsman-style timber frame home in Trumansburg, New York is featured. The couple was impressed with the timber frame design approach of Woodhouse®. “Woodhouse® has a good sense of proportion,” notes the couple. “Woodhouse combines openness with coziness.”

Featured In: Timber Home Illustrated September 2006