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The Lakefront Timber Frame Home

Capture the best of your surroundings—whether it’s a lake, a mountain range, or a city skyline—and bring it into your own private world of The Lakefront.

Generous windows allow you to enjoy your view from almost every airy room in this home. Or, choose to have dinner on the screen porch, with its grilling deck, or drink your morning coffee on the master bedroom deck. The first floor of The Lakefront is a blend of private areas – the only windows to the master deck are in the master bedroom—and a large common area perfect for entertaining or family time. The second-floor bedrooms are buffered by balcony space, along
with a loft office overlooking the rest of the home. Or, with a small alteration, the office could serve
as a fourth bedroom!

Add a garage connected by a mudroom and a walkout basement, and The Lakefront covers all the bases.

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41' x 45'


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Our process

Here’s how it works

Our first goal is to listen to what you want and answer your questions about plan and construction options. We will guide you through plan design and development, provide you with detailed quotes for our products and services, and coordinate with you and your contractor from start to finish. On raising day, our easy to assemble frames, precision craftsmanship, and decades of experience help make your project a source of pride and a legacy for future generations.

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Kit Pricing

Timber Frame: $90,800

SIP Panels: $57,600

Ceiling Roof Boards: $9,550

Total: $157,950*

Per sqft: $59.20

*Prices are subject to change. We make every effort to update the website, but you should always check with us for the most current prices. Shipping and taxes are not included.

Support & consulting

From gathering ideas to putting the final touches on your project, Brooks Post & Beam is your guide. We provide a roadmap of what to expect, turn your needs and wants into professional timber frame designs and, in turn, frames, and we support and strengthen your relationships with contractors.

Our decades of experience and our personal relationships with clients allow us to support them with empathy and integrity. Each person who works in our small company gets to know our clients in a way that makes this support a personal mission for each of us: We want to make your dream a reality and protect you from foreseeable trouble in the process.

Your owner’s manual, tailored to your building, its systems, and your needs, will continue to support you long after we’ve celebrated a successful project! Every Brooks Post & Beam home project comes with its own custom Owner’s Manual — a guide to the building and its systems. The manual answers owners’ questions and lists ongoing tasks and decisions to ensure there are no missed opportunities. This personalized repository of information is invaluable in getting the most out of your project!

What’s included

Brooks Post & Beam provides a complete set of building plans, including floor plans, foundation plan, elevations, sections and details. Separate timber frame plans and panel plans are also included.

Whether you plan to contract out the work, be your own general contractor, or do it all yourself, this manual will explain and specify details and various tasks, from locating your house on the lot to the last finishing detail of trim.

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Brooks Post & Beam Owner’s Manual

Your timber frame is crafted from Eastern White Pine timbers, planed with chamfered edges and treated with one coat of water-based sealer. A typical kit includes 6×6 posts, 6×10 and 6×12 beams and ties, 6×8 joists, and 6×8 or 6×10 rafters. You may choose curved or straight 4×6 knee braces (mortise & tenoned). The Frame is pre-cut and numbered for easy assembly. Peg holes are pre-drilled, and the drawbore method ensures a snug fit without having to use straps and come-alongs.

Our standard panel package includes 4-1/2″ stresskin wall panels (R23) and 8-1/4″ (R30) roof panels. We provide all installation materials, including high expanding foam sealant, reusable foam gun, panel mastic, SIP screws, and plywood splines. Panels are pre-cut and routed for windows, doors, corners and ridge. Complete panel installation plans and tech support are included.

If you choose plank flooring for the 2nd floor, we supply 2×6 tongue & groove decking for you to cut and install on site. We also offer pre-finished roof boards for the perfect finishing touch on your vaulted ceilings.

We supply a tool kit with all of the specialty items you will need to assemble our frames. Your “toolbox” is built and filled with purchased and/or rented tools, fasteners, pegs, shop drawings, final plans, assembly plans, checklist and bill of lading for the trucking company. You will have copies of the Construction Manuals for your project – whether house, barn, or other structure. You will also have links to our video tutorials and resources.

We offer FREE telephone support or a paid onsite “Ambassador” to help you through the process (only necessary in more complex designs). For over four decades Owner-Builders like yourself have been our “bread and butter”. We recognize that erecting the timber frame and installing insulated panels is only the beginning of the construction process. We will remain available to you and your builder throughout the process, to answer any questions and to offer suggestions on construction details, materials, and finishes. We take pride in our ability to make timber framed homes affordable and the building of your home a satisfying and rewarding experience.

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