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The French Countryside in Pennsylvania

Living on the banks of the great Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, Matt had always wanted to build a home that reflected the natural feel of the area while embracing the historic look of European building styles. Securing a piece of land a few miles down the river from his primary residence, Matt began his search for a home design that would highlight his personal style and preferences.

Matt's Home Rendering

Coming across PrecisionCraft in his search, Matt was instantly drawn to the Chaumont, a French country style concept. The design’s charismatic blend of log and timber with a dynamic, hipped roof design and prominent stone turret, offered Matt that unique look he had in mind when he began his search.

Matt also liked the Chaumont for how well the layout fit his needs. For instance, he liked the separated master suite on the second level which would give him the privacy he needed, while the extra bedrooms above the garage and a main level suite would also provide privacy for his guests and children when they came to visit.

Working with M.T.N designer, Matt Franklin, the two decided to mirror the original concept to better fit his property. A basement was also designed into the plans so that an exercise room, a lower level garage, and additional outdoor living space would be possible.

ICFs are installed on Matt's lot

As the president of several limestone and concrete contracting companies, Matt was very familiar with the world of construction. Liking the option PrecisionCraft provides of including Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) to create a complete, efficient envelope, he had them drawn into his final design.

Today, the beginning stages of construction are in progress for Matt’s riverside project. His basement level ICFs have been installed and his home is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2014.


To follow the progress of Matt’s dream home, check out his project’s Facebook album: A Hybrid Chaumont in Pennsylvania