Hand Hewn Cape House

24 X 26 feet | early 1800s | Pawlet, Vermont

This old-style house has a spacious yet intimate feel. There are no center posts on the first floor, so the space can be used as one big room or divided up to meet your needs. Boasts full width (24') floor joist beams every 4', giving it a unique feel. Original rafter system will be replicated in new hewn timbers or vintage material.

 

Details:

  • 1200 square feet with second floor

  • 5-sided ridge beam. 10"x10" posts and top plates, American Chestnut & Beech

  • 3' knee wall on 2nd floor gives lots of room upstairs

  • Restored frame, erected on your foundation, with wide original roof boards and some thick wall sheathing.

 

Possibilities:

This quaint, rugged frame would make a cozy home, addition, a nice cathedral great room or a small animal barn.

 

Read more about this frame on our blog:

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

Adorable little four bent frame. Don't let the small size deceive you: it is rugged!

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

This frame design provides an incredibly spacious second floor.

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

This frame has braces going from top plate down to girt, in order to provide structure and lots of head room on the second floor.

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

The Dutch style of framing provides a clear-span 24 feet of width! This means there need not be any center posts on the first floor, providing a wide open canvas for room design.

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

The posts and top plates on this frame are 10x10 inches - built to last!

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

200 plus years and roof line still straight. Sign of a well-designed timber frame.

Hand Hewn Cape House

Hand Hewn Cape House

Shed addition was added with kitchen and bath. Could be added again.

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

19 North Street
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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Hand Hewn Cape House

Shed addition was added with kitchen and bath. Could be added again.