The Beekeeper House

Farmhouse homesteads influenced the home’s design, precipitating a long front and steeper pitches. “We knew we wanted the home to speak to the agrarian surroundings. The repeating posts across the front facade are similar to classic farmhouse design, and the board and batten exterior siding solidifies the aesthetic relationship,” said Ty Allen, AIA, design build manager and architect.

When the crew at New Energy Works first met Nancy and Larry, the owners of this beautiful home, they learned that Larry is a hobbyist beekeeper. Suddenly the designers and craftsmen were as full of questions about beekeeping as they were with answers to home designing and building. The couple shares a special affinity for nature, and their home near Ithaca was designed to bring the outdoors inside. This timber frame house on a bucolic piece of farmland near Ithaca is as close to heaven as one can get. “Everyone we met at New Energy Works made us feel like we were their most important client,” stated the homeowners.

New Energy Works designs and builds some of the most lyrical and efficient timber frames in the industry, using reclaimed timbers, environmentally responsible practices, and state-of-the-art technology and software. To learn more visit

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