Collection by Zachary Edelson

Modern Homes with Exposed Timbers


From rustic retreats to sleek contemporary abodes, timbers add a dash of ruggedness to any space. However, "timbers" aren't just any wooden rafter or beam: they're thicker and heavier than average dimensional lumber (like the ubiquitous 2-by-4) and more akin to what you find in buildings 100 years old or more.

For this project, the husband loved ultra-modern design, while the wife leaned towards a more traditional aesthetic.
In the existing house, the wood beams were hidden under sheetrock and wallpaper.
Light from a new skylight pours into the home's entryway and living room.
Herrman, his wife, Cécile, and their young daughter, Rose, play on the Pont table by Ligne Roset .
With floor-to ceiling windows, this 1,900-square-foot home located in Big Sur, California, has striking and expansive...