Most of the material that we use for this house is shipped to us from Switzerland. From massive reclaimed beams to doorknobs, we get it all in multiple tightly packed crates. The material is transported via truck from the Chalissima facility in Switzerland to the port in Genoa, Italy. From there the material is loaded onto a boat and shipped to Houston, TX. After arriving in Houston the container is then transported by rail to Denver, where a truck picks it up and takes it to our yard in Breckenridge.
Each piece of this house is unique in its own way and has to be installed according to plans. Every piece of wood has a specific place where it has to go and there is rarely extra material. Oftentimes the wood comes precisely cut with only a couple centimeters (everything is in metric) for scribing to adjacent materials. The seamless transition of materials throughout the house requires extreme precision from all trades involved.
The various species and styles of wood at 256 Timber Trail speaks to what the house wants to be and is becoming. People who see the build for the first time are often left speechless by the massive amount of interior wood. Exposed beams, mortise and tenon joints, wood ceilings and walls, decorative trim, and solid oak shelves are just some of the aspects of this house that are eye-catching. All of the wood is reclaimed from various regions in Europe, meaning that no two pieces are the same. The gameroom ceiling boasts a main beam that comes from a house built in 1709 in the “Grison” area of Eastern Switzerland. The spa area is closed off by a wall consisting of 8 floor to ceiling oak columns with led lighting in between. Upstairs, a 4 sided fireplace suspended from the ceiling is covered in reclaimed fir and wrapped with a dovetailed solid oak mantle.
The old world chalet feel is complimented and contrasted by the modern finishes throughout. From cabinets to beams, almost all parts of this house include modern led lighting. The bathroom are finished with neolith slab on floors and walls. Large vanities with grain matched drawers are found in most bathrooms.
We are currently working every day with a crew of finish carpenters to complete the interior millwork details. Neolith tile is being laid in all the bath areas, cabinets and vanities are being set, and we are finalizing the details for the plaster finish throughout. On the exterior of the house, roofers are laying the slate roof and a crew of framers are finishing up the multiple decks. We are planning on project completion in the latter part of 2022.