Archimage Architects' concept for this home was to design and organize all of the interior space around a dramatic three story stone fireplace. Trillium Dell milled trees taken from the building site for use in the frame, and worked with the architects on the frame design and connection details. The end result was a breath-taking heavy timber frame home with infill walls and roof system utilizing environmentally responsive SIPS (structural insulated panels).
This mixed hardwood frame in Woodstock, IL, is entirely comprised of locally harvested trees. The cross gable oak frame is set-off with walnut knee braces and white ash accents. The home was enclosed with structurally insulated panels from Fischer SIPS.
Trillium Dell mapped, tagged, and disassembled this 1830's settlement cabin in Latham, IL, before transporting it to our shop for restoration. Repairs included replacement of timbers too deteriorated for consolidation with new local white oak timbers. Every replacement piece was carefully hewn to match the original, and uses the same joinery chosen by the original builder (in this case, half lap dove tail joinery in the wall system). Once all repairs, replacements and re-assembly occurred, we transported the cabin back to Latham- and re-erected it. The original roof and loft floor were reinstalled with a crane.
This mixed hardwood frame welcomes all with an oak front entry and porches accented with walnut knee braces. A particularly unique and stunning interior detail is a white oak breakfast nook crowned with a walnut boss pin. We installed structurally insulated panels from Fischer SIPs to enclose this home.
Trillium Dell restored the sill and foundation of Pope Creek Cemetery Meeting House in Seaton, IL. This 1840's one room church served as the original First Presbyterian Church in Seaton. It is one of the few remaining one-room churches in Illinois. Trillium Dell lifted the church's frame off its foundation, replaced the rotten sill and then re-attached the new sill to the frame using the same methods/joinery the original builders did. We also replaced joist work using locally sourced timber, provided a new foundation, installed a limestone veneer that matched the original, and milled/installed new 5/4 white pine flooring to match the existing.
September of 2013, we are beginning to move the Cruse barn from the campus of the University of Illinois to a homeowner in Illinois, Please watch our website for updates and check in daily at Facebook for details as they become available.