A modern timber frame home in a serene woodsy setting of Nebraska
This modern timber frame home was designed by M.T.N Design and built by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes, nestled along the Elkhorn River in northeastern Nebraska. Sited on an abandoned YMCA camp near Omaha, this 4,485-square-foot home incorporates the heritage of what came before.
This includes unique features such as the functioning bell tower used to call the children home for dinner and the indoor swing that hangs from a timber frame beam. Whether they are lounging on the deck outside the main bedroom suite, selecting a book from the shelves that line the open catwalk, or gathering around the great room fireplace, this modern design helps the family enjoy their wooded surroundings.
Modern lines and massive windows are signatures of the mountain modern style this home embodies.
What We Love: Surrounded by an idyllic wooden environment, this modern timber frame home promotes relaxation and comfort. Outdoor living spaces were designed to entertain family and friends with a backyard firepit and large overhangs to shelter from the elements. A wonderful swimming pool invites one to take a refreshing dip during the warmer summer months. The interior is equally exquisite, with warm and welcoming spaces that are flooded with natural light.
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Above: A large bell situated outside the front door acts as the family’s method for bringing the children home from exploring the wilds of the property.
Above: Timber framing and windows create a luxurious home for the family and their grand piano.
Above: Sunlight streams in the windows to beautifully accent the stone fireplace and timbers.
Above: The modern and clean lines of this kitchen echo the materials used throughout the home and provide a gathering space for the whole family.
Above: Sleek cabinetry in warm wood tones accentuate this kitchen beautifully, and the smaller cabinet doors hide everyday appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, etc. to further enhance the sleek look.
Above: With modern lines throughout, the use of timber framing gives boundaries to this large area.
Above: A timber-and-metal staircase is adjacent to a wall of windows perfect for viewing the expansive property beyond.
Above: Timber stairs lead to an impressive bookcase-lined catwalk designed for beauty and functionality.
Above: The owner’s bedroom, set beneath beautiful timber rafters, includes an expansive, private balcony.
Above: The owner’s bathroom offers a modern escape with a large free-standing tub and the same natural materials featured throughout the home.
Above: The balance between wood tones and bright spaces is achieved throughout the owner’s suite with windows that frame the trees outside as if they are art.
Above: This kid’s bedroom features a modern, industrial flare that blends with the wood accents which are even reflected in the ceiling fan.
Above: Timber framed windows grant this room access to views of the gorgeous woods that surround this home.
Above: Natural wood accents from floor to ceiling are brightened by the bright white walls of this bathroom.
Above: This crisp and clean bathroom has a distinct contrast between cool, grey tiles and the warmth of the timber beams and wood accents throughout.
Above: This modern family room has clean lines and offers plenty of comfort for the whole family.
Above: Making the most of small spaces, a kids’ crafting area is added to a space by the stairs.
Above: The timber framing beautifully supports the expansive overhang that is perfect for enjoying a meal or snack while others frolic in the pool.
Above: Access to the pool for a quick dip is available from many areas of this home.
Above: A private balcony is situated just off the owner’s bedroom suite with an oversized chaise lounge that is perfect for relaxing.
Above: This three-season sunroom is the perfect spot to gather with family and friends to enjoy a meal after a long day outside and then gather around the outdoor firepit for s’mores.
Above: A firepit outside the three-season room beckons family and friends to gather to roast s’mores and share a ghost story or two.
Above: Amidst the woods, this home’s modern rooflines and natural wood tones both blend it into the surroundings and accentuate its stunning design.