Timber Frame Gazebo

Location: Clifton, VA

As a compliment to the French Country home, the owners of this 13-acre estate wanted a multi-purpose gazebo built deep in the woods and adjacent to a golf course. With ample space, a screened porch and stone fireplace this gazebo would be used for family gatherings, Girl Scout meetings and quiet reflection. An emphasis on natural materials and minimum impact to the existing environment were integral to the design. FlowMole technology was used to install the utilities underground and avoid damage to the trees.

Approached via a simple winding mulch path that connects the main home to the site, the gazebo was carefully located to preserve trees and maximize views of the golf course. A massive stone fireplace that separates the open entry from the screened outdoor great room anchors the timber frame structure. Natural stone steps form a functional transition from nature to the man made structure and custom railings that resemble natural vines couldn’t be more appropriate. The stone, wood, scale and proportion of the gazebo match the materials used on the main home.

Photography: ©James Ritchie