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56. Reclaimed and Repurposed Barn Becomes a Nature Center

One of the more interesting and rewarding projects MossCreek has been involved in is now complete and serving the community. MossCreek was approached by the Palmer family of LaTrobe, PA to help create a lasting tribute to Mrs. Winnie Palmer. A centuries-old timber frame barn had been chosen by Mrs. Palmer to become a Nature Center, and also be part of the St. Vincent’s University campus. As an integral part of the project, MossCreek was commissioned to do a historical survey, and to create “as-built” drawings of the barn. Once this information was gathered, MossCreek then developed plans for the restoration and re-purposing of the barn into a Nature and Interpretative Center. The barn was then disassembled, moved, re-assembled, and remodeled to its new form. Please click on the image to see several before and after photographs of this rewarding project. We think you will agree that the Barn is now restored to its former beauty, and is filling a new role as the Winner Palmer Nature Reserve admirably.

55. Timber Home Living Magazine Features Pronghorn Club MossCreek Hybrid Home

The 2011 Annual Buyer’s Guide from Timber Home Living features a stunning hybrid log home designed by MossCreek. This luxury lodge is in the upscale Pronghorn Golf Club which is located in Bend, OR. Incorporating log, stone, and extensive rustic detailing, this beautiful retreat is right on the golf course. The Pronghorn Club golf course is part of the exclusive Troon Golf worldwide family of golf courses. MossCreek has also created the Golf by MossCreek collection of homes, and any one of them would look perfect on one of the many Troon Golf and Troon Prive’ courses. Pleaseclick the coverto download the article

54. MossCreek Kokanee in New York - First Photos

A timber frame home based on MossCreek Kokanee design was just completed in upstate New York, and we are excited to bring you some of the first photographs of the home. Long one of the favorite MossCreek mountain home designs, several versions of the Kokanee been completed throughout the country. You’ll notice the use of birch bark, twig railings, and extensive stone work in the photos, and the build site is nothing short of spectacular. A special thanks to the Eldorado Stone company for providing us with photos of this great home. Please click on the image to see more pictures of the home.

53. New MossCreek Designed Timber Frame Home Now Under Construction

MossCreek has been following the progress of one of our latest projects, and we are happy to bring you these latest photos. Since the home is located very near our offices, we have been fortunate to make several trips to the site (by land and air). Located right along a river, the home features timber frame trusses inside and out, and MossCreek incorporated numerous large windows into the design of the home for the clients to enjoy both the view and the sound of the river. We were able to take some aerial views of the project as well so you can see how MossCreek designed the home to fit the site. Please click the image to see all the most recent progress photos.

52. Holzhaus Exhibition 2010

In November, MossCreek featured their quintessentially American designs at the Holzhaus Exhibition 2010 in Moscow. The exhibition, whose name translates from German to English as "timber house", featured log home and timber frame providers from around the world. Fourteen thousand Muscovites attended the exhibition from November 11th to 14th to gather ideas for the construction of their countryside dachas. MossCreek's participation in the exhibition was in response to a growing interest in their work by the Russian marketplace.

51. MossCreek Mountain Top Home Design Featured in Dream Home Showcase

Dream Home Showcase Magazine just featured another great MossCreek custom designed home. The “Mountain Top” home was created by MossCreek for clients who were looking for a great floorplan with modern conveniences, but they also wanted their home to include antique and reclaimed materials along with historical design elements. The build site was a beautiful location with incredible mountain views in the ultra high-end community Mountain Top Lake and Golf Club, and the clients were extremely happy with the results. To read the article, please click the cover.

50. Introducing the American West Series of Home Plans by MossCreek

MossCreek announces our latest series of home designs to our Ready for Purchase Plan Sets. Building on the success of our Rustic Lake Home Series, we have incorporated many of the popular floor plan features of homes such as the Canvasback, Raven’s Nest, and Pintail with an added touch of the American west on the exterior. Carefully selected materials and details have been implemented that echo the history and feel of America's western pioneer expansion. And as with all Ready for Purchase Plan Sets, these new designs can easily be modified to your specific needs. We hope you enjoy our new collection. Please click here to view these exciting plans for sale.

49. MossCreek Cabin Design Completed - First Photos

One of MossCreek’s newest designs, the Settler’s Forge, has just been completed and we are excited to present it to you. Erwin Loveland, MossCreek photographer, visited the home just as the fall colors were beginning to make their appearance, and we hope you enjoy his photos. The Settler’s Forge is one of MossCreek’s new cabin designs, and the plan is available for sale direct from MossCreek. You can learn more about this plan, and many other plans for sale, in the “Portfolio/Ready to Purchase Plans” section of our website. Please click the image to see the photos.

48. Manhattan Clients choose MossCreek for Historic Lakefront Cabin Restoration and Addition

MossCreek was in Manhattan recently to meet with a couple who are restoring a decades old log cabin located in a nearby upscale lake enclave. After initial meetings in Manhattan, MossCreek and their clients journeyed out to the cabin for an onsite meeting and design session. The clients want to retain as much of the original structure as possible, while at the same time creating a historically-accurate addition to the home. Please click the image to see photos of this unique structure, its beautiful setting, and some of the design work done while at the cabin.

47. Russian Project Continues

In September MossCreek made a second trip to the Moscow area to review updated designs drawings with our client there. As can be seen in the photos, site construction for roads and general grading is well underway. During the three day visit numerous design revisions were made and the drawings were then re-sketched for the clients’ approval. See the latest photos by clicking the image.