It’s a Tradition – another timber frame raising is complete
in Black Mountain, NC.
Architect, builder and timber framers celebrate with a
“Topping Off Ceremony”, a tradition for centuries and
a legacy for timber framing; the ceremony where a small
evergreen tree or bough is anchored to the highest peak in
celebration of the craftsman’s successful raising, good fortune for the new owners and to honor the trees and land which made building the house possible. This tradition can be traced back to Europe and Scandinavia as well as Native American Indian tribes, as a symbol of thanksgiving and respect.
Timber Frame Architect - Ken has been designing timber frame and post & beam homes for more than 25 years. His designs are modern interpretations inspired by the traditions and craftmanship of the great camps of the Adirondacks, national park lodges, Appalachian cabins and arts & crafts bungalows and cottages resulting in unique architecture that is both timeless and elegant.