Nothing declares a mountain residence more definitively than a timber-framed home with authentic beams and wooden pegs. An elegant woodland home tucked into the steep hillside across from the HoliMont Ski Area in Ellicottville is such a residence.
We live in a time when the average family would sooner sell their home than renovate. The many sprawling, new homes that pop up each day in every direction you look are evidence of that. More square footage means higher taxes, though.
Imagine two lakeside homes. One is a carbon copy of the original owner’s New England residence, rotated and plunked down into its small lot. The other is designed to Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of organic architecture of form following function.
Timber Banks is one man’s vision of the perfect place to live. It may be yours, too – especially if you’ve always dreamed of having a home nestled on the outskirts of a world-class golf course, and your preferred method of transportation is watercraft.
Defined by authenticity and permanence, there is an elemental attraction to mature neighborhoods. One such place captured the hearts of a couple immediately drawn to the mix of diverse, well-tailored houses and the friendly, welcoming environment.