ABOUT GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES
Green Mountain Timber Frames, a small company based in Middletown Springs, Vermont, specializes in transforming vintage, hand hewn timber frames into custom homes, studios, additions and barns. Founded in 1983, the company has been locating, restoring and building timber frame homes in New England for over 30 years.
Preserving New England’s Heritage
During the first thirteen years of operation, we built new timber frame homes, until a friend asked us to build an addition out of reclaimed wood and old timbers.
That’s when we fell in love with this work!
The finished project had so much character that it forever changed the way we looked at old barns and historic buildings. Built before saw mills existed, the hand hewn timbers were beautiful and rugged. Each piece of reclaimed wood holds so much history and so many hours of intense labor, that we decided to switch the focus of our business to restoring old barns and preserving the heritage of New England. Inspired by the craftsmanship of these early pioneers, at Green Mountain Timber Frames, we now work mostly with restored wood and timber frames from the 1700s and 1800s.
We Work Closely With Our Clients
At Green Mountain Timber Frames, we work with clients who share our appreciation for the history of New England and who find value in preservation – preservation of the historic structures themselves, preservation of the slow-growth Chestnuts, Oaks and Pine trees that once forested these New England hills, preservation of the techniques and craftsmanship perfected by early Americans and preservation of the stories these beams hold within.
As a small company, we typically focus on one project at a time. This allows us to pay attention to every detail and to stay on schedule with each project. We also enjoy getting to know each of our customers and sharing in the excitement of designing and constructing their new home.
Experts in Restoring Historic Properties
Today, we are recognized in Vermont as experts in the field of timber frame restoration. In the last 16 years, we have saved over 50 old barns. About half of these historic properties have been restored in place, while the other half were taken down, restored and erected on other sites as the framework for beautiful new homes, barns, studios and additions. These preserved structures will last for generations to come.
We invite you to join us in preserving the history of this area!