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Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Kaski Sep 4, 2014.

 

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David Kaski replied to Sara Brown's discussion Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
"Just some random thoughts about shading...... Use seasonal plants/vines or deciduous trees to gain summer shade but allow sun exposure for winter gain or solar panel use. I live in the Pacific Northwest so trees to me are usually very tall and…"
Sep 4, 2014
David Kaski replied to Sara Brown's discussion Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
"First off I would like to say that I am new to this forum and have been looking for a place to discuss and hear thoughts and ideas so bear with me if I seem to go on and on or get off track. I believe that to use resources wisely we have to…"
Sep 4, 2014
Nickolas Pizzalato replied to Sara Brown's discussion Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
"I plan on adding as much energy efficient attributes to my home as I can afford. I have to live within reason but I would like to use SIPs and Solar as part of a good sound energy efficient home. Energy star appliances and North South exposure. I…"
Aug 5, 2014
Ingrid Kus replied to Sara Brown's discussion Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
"Green building is EXTREMELY important to me, as I feel we should all be responsible homeowners to the environment around us.  Not only is green building cost effective over the long term, it preserves our resources and still creates a…"
May 2, 2014
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A Home That's "Just Right"

When I first began this job a year ago, one of my first editorial assignments was to interview Michaela Mahady, architect, author and all-around happy-home expert. Although we covered a lot of ground in that hour-long conversation (Michaela had just come out with her new book, Welcoming Home, and it’s safe to say I had more than a…See More
Feb 4, 2014
Sara Brown posted a blog post

A Home That's "Just Right"

When I first began this job a year ago, one of my first editorial assignments was to interview Michaela Mahady, architect, author and all-around happy-home expert. Although we covered a lot of ground in that hour-long conversation (Michaela had just come out with her new book, Welcoming Home, and it’s safe to say I had more than a…See More
Feb 4, 2014
Steve Doe replied to Sara Brown's discussion Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?
"I'm looking for a website that outlines a list of timber frame floor plans"
Nov 19, 2013
Sara Brown posted a discussion

Editor's Poll: How Important is Green Design to You?

As the editor of Timber Home Living, the only national publication dedicated to timber-frame homes and the people that are enthusiastic about them, it's a question I get asked often: What makes a timber home so special? Thankfully, the answer is pretty straightforward. Aside from the stunning aesthetic and craftsmanship you can achieve through this building method, timber homes truly embody what it means to create an efficient, comfortable home that's mindful of the environment and built to…See More
Nov 12, 2013

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A Home That's "Just Right"

When I first began this job a year ago, one of my first editorial assignments was to interview Michaela Mahady, architect, author and all-around happy-home expert. Although we covered a lot of ground in that hour-long conversation (Michaela had just come out with her new book, Welcoming Home, and it’s safe to say…

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Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:02pm

You Spoke, We Listened



Blame it on the media — now more than ever, we’re being inundated with all things related to home design. From entire networks dedicated to buying homes, building homes, decorating homes — you name it — to flashy magazines (yes, this one included) and…

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:52am

Builder Insight: Q&A with Rick Stockmann of Specialty Built Construction

If you're a Timber Home Living subscriber, have picked up the latest issue on newsstands or downloaded a visual copy to your tablet, chances are you've noticed Russ and…
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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:02am

Take it Outside

Come late spring, the longing begins. For most of us, this is the time of year we start to pine for the days when the sunlight lingers past 8 p.m., the warm air wrapping around us like a sun-dried beach towel. It’s the…

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Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:53pm

Editor's Note: Masters of the House



Perhaps the best perk of designing your own timber home is the freedom to include absolutely anything you want in the design. Sure, this means a lot of decisions about what details and amenities are most important to you and your lifestyle, but the end result is a customized house, tailor…

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:02pm

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