This two-story open space includes the living room and kitchen, creating the feeling of a great hall. Heavy, masculine elements, including the stone walls, timber trusses and hanging fixtures, are balanced with ivory painted trim and soft, neutral furnishings.
The great room in the HGTV Dream Home 2012 is a sea of calming blue and serene cream complemented by interior stone cladding around the fireplace. The ceiling features mortise-and-tenon timber trusses and the room is completed with cottage-style furniture.
Mortis-and-tenon timber trusses, stabilized with stainless steel collar ties, visually lower the vaulted ceiling and transform an otherwise voluminous space into a cozy escape. As if aged and weathered by the elements, timbers, washed in a finish of water and gray paint, play up the room's invented farmhouse history.
Wood, stone and granite combine to create this Pennsylvania outdoor living room with bar seating and appliances, such as a grill and smoker. The outdoor kitchen features a truss and timber frame design by Mid-Atlantic Timberframes.