Classic Style Timber Framing
Classic Style: Arched, Graceful, and Robust with Curved Detailing
Southern, Country, Greek Revival, Neoclassic, and French Colonial
Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:
Soft arches, average roof slopes or triangular geometry.
Medium heavy timber sizing. Timber population density: medium sparse with muted but poresent detailing.
Classic timber framing is often explained as Rustic-Elegance.
Does the word “CLASSIC” give you conniptions as it does me? Like you, we must “back into” a common descriptive language with each client – both parties honing and adjusting communication of how to speak and interpret the styles, concepts, and ideas. The best definition of Classic I have run across is: A style, a model, or thing which once created becomes an enduring idea remaining popular over time- ageless in a sense.
Because of this, the perception of classic has grown quite broad and is more of a chameleon compared to the other six categories.
What comes to mind for you, in a general sense, when you hear the word Classic? Perhaps proven quality and smooth functionality? Perhaps well-grounded longevity, distinct lines, and tactful? Learn more about this style and how to avoid the pitfalls of this design