Timber & Stone Architecture + Design

We are a group of architects in Manhattan, KS, seeking to enrich communities through unique, viable, and beautiful design. We work on residential or commercial projects and have significant experience with historic preservation.

 

A Screened Porch and Interior Remodel

After exploring the option of buying a new home, many clients decide to stay in their current place and come to us for help. Valuing their neighborhood and location, they want to see if their home has the potential to suit their needs.
 
The Summit Drive renovation is a great example of the magic that can happen when your current home is renovated to meet your new needs.  This home, built in 1955, had served its family well.   However, the owners wished for an updated living space and kitchen, as well as a back yard that fit their lifestyle more closely.
 
We were excited and able to walk through the decision-making process with the client - weighing the options and finding the best solution for the family's need. With the help of Duell Construction, we ended up being able to remodel the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and living space plus a new screened porch addition.

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An Addition to a Mid-Century Ranch

This three-bedroom addition to a historic mid-century ranch, connected by a glazed bridge, is the first phase of the planned renovation project for the site.  Look for Phase II soon, when the original house is revitalized and a new entry tower, garage, and mudroom are added.

 

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An Addition to a Modest Cottage

In 2015, a family came to us to add an addition onto their cozy two bedroom, one bathroom home. After searching for new homes on the boundaries of town they decided they loved their current home, their neighborhood, and the short walk they both enjoyed to campus every morning for work. Instead of buying a home designed for no one in particular, they sought a solution with Timber & Stone. 

With a limited budget, they foresaw the need that eventually their children would want separate rooms. They wanted laundry on the first floor, a dining room that fit their whole family, a screen porch, and a master suite. Starting with a sketch the owner had made in Excel, Timber & Stone created a plan for a compact addition that accomplished all their goals.  And, with the help of Duell Construction the vision came to life.

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A Historic Home, Revitalized.

This 1880’s solid stone homestead sits outside Manhattan overlooking a bend in the Kansas River. What is more remarkable is that it’s been in the same family for 3 generations! When the most recent owners decided to retire, and occupy the home, it required some much-needed updates.  They also had a strong desire to preserve its character for another 120+ years, and add a space that captured the beautiful view over a field to the river. 
 
With Timber & Stone’s help, they completely reconfigured the floor plan, created a vaulted kitchen, and a hearth room overlooking the field and beyond the river. A screen porch flanks this space and captures the same view along with cool breezes. The home required significant attention to restoring its original masonry, new windows, roof and systems, as well as structural work. However, it has proven that this structure built 30 years before the first cars were seen in Manhattan can still make a wonderful home. 

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Kitchen Remodel & Master Bedroom and Library Addition

Timber & Stone first aided in redesigning an existing interior living space into a new kitchen, and then designed a master bedroom and library addition to the existing home.

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A Modern Twist on Mid-Century

Sometimes when a developer divides a piece of land there is a black sheep of a lot and this lot from Back9 Development held that in spades. With sloping land that required a street level garage but needing living spaces up a level to take advantage of the views, Timber & Stone was not afraid of the challenges it faced. We were able to minimize the square footage of the home and yet still accomplish the goals of the client. With the help of interior design consultants, AsterHouse Design, we were able to build a beautiful home that looked out onto the scenic greens of a local golf course. 

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A Historic Home Turned Bed & Breakfast

 

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A 12-unit Apartment Building Near the K-State Campus

Located just a few blocks west of the K-State campus, Tecumseh Lofts offers the perfect location for those seeking walking access to the University District while living on the quieter west side of campus.  Combining new urban architecture and progressive floor plans, Tecumseh Lofts offers a unique living experience in Manhattan. 

The site posed many challenges, however those same challenges provided opportunities for unique design solutions. The lofts are contemporary with both an industrial edge and enough warmth to keep them from feeling inhospitable. Raw steel and corrugated metal were used throughout the construction, but softened through the use of warm colors and natural woods. This project allowed us to explore new design ideas within a construct that drew from contemporary as well as traditional and even primitive design themes.

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