Timberlane's 2020 Home of the Year winner

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Timberlane is pleased to award ‘Crowning Touch for 19th Century Gem’ the title of the 2020 Timberlane Home of the Year! Congratulations, your home is truly remarkable and we’re honored to have you as our winner this year.

2020 Timberlane Home of the Year winner

Crowning Touch for 19th Century Gem

Christina H.

"Snatched from the jaws of a bulldozer, this pre-Civil War home, c.1855, has been kept from a landfill and restored to its former glory. Research shows that the home was built by James T. Dill, a local contractor who built the first school, businesses and homes in Berlin, NJ, formerly known as Long-a-Coming. Other residents included a sea captain who lost his life in the "Crissie Wright" disaster of 1886 off the coast of Beaufort, NC, and the first female doctor in the area. There were no photos to guide the restoration but shutter hinge pins remained on the windows. A dirty piece of wood found in the cellar while removing debris, turned out to be a shutter which fit exactly onto the existing shutter hinge pins. The shutter was delivered to Timberlane's office so that an exact template could be made. Today, after countless volunteer hours, donations of goods and services, and grants from our County, the Timberlane shutters are the icing on the beautiful cake known as...THE JAMES T. DILL HOUSE."

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Our complete gratitude to those who participated and voted during our 2020 Home of the Year contest. It is unbelievably humbling to see our customer’s love shutters just as much as we do.

Browse all of the stunning homes who entered and get inspired!

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Gilmore Building Company – New Old Home

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Greek Revival Style New Home with Timberlane Wood Composite Faux Louvered Shutters in BM Wrought Iron. The shutters complete the front elevation!

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Sycamore Meadows

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Last year we moved into our dream home we built on a small gentleman’s farm we’ve owned and enjoyed since 2000. Stone is our business and we chose a natural granite from the Adirondacks for a timeless and no maintenance cladding. We wanted a simple unusual shutter for a finishing touch. There were several flat panels from Timberlane to choose from. The design tools and wonderful customer support at this company made the decision process easy. I love the touch these shutters added to our home.

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Bunbury

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Our home is a 1932 sham colonial revival with landscape overwhelming the house in Newburgh, New York. We chose a raised shutter with cherry cutouts and rat-tail tie backs. A old climbing hydrangea had us mount folding shutters with hook and eye ties. The shutters have added dimension and joy to our home.

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Country Perfection

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1840 stone farmhouse went from blah to beautiful!

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Historic Morristown

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Situated in Historic Morristown, NJ, this colonial home has been well known in the neighborhood for its seasonal and holiday decorations! The home is now getting ready for the Fourth of July, having recently been upgraded to Timberlane raised panel CB1 wooden shutters. The new shutters make the home look beautiful in the dappled early morning sunlight.

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Fairfield, CT

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The project consisted of upgrading and expanding interior and exterior spaces to make them more luxurious and inviting. The extensive renovation and expansion of the home included a whole house remodel of a family room, dining room, kitchen, bathrooms, butler’s pantry and bedrooms among others. The residence, originally built in the 1990’s lacked exterior charm and character. Our clients hired a local architect who upgraded all of the windows and incorporated beautiful western red cedar board and batten Timberlane shutters with shutter dogs and hinges. This greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the home.

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Loduca Associates

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Extension and renovation of an existing home on Long Island New York. Featured timberlane shutters. Timberlane made us custom inserts for the deck railings to match the shutter pattern.

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North Carolina Coastal Cottage

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It took us three years to restore our 1786 North Carolina Coastal Cottage in Beaufort North Carolina. With its second floor tucked under the broad roof, it is known as a “jump-and-a-half” home and the windows that are tucked up under the porch roof for extra ventilation are a unique and local feature. We installed 20 pairs of Timberlane shutters early on during the restoration so that we could work on the windows, not knowing at the time that we would use our shutters for two major hurricanes Florence and Dorian while under construction. Our house fared well, and the trees that fell around thankfully missed our home. Installing with jamb pintels matching the original locations hidden under years of paint within the window jamb provided real protection from the wind and rain. Accented with Federal style star shutter dogs our Timberlane shutters are both functional and beautiful.

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Old Grove

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The Old Grove was brought to life as a forever home for a renowned musician, his ballerina wife, and their two young children. The family, having traveled to orchestral halls around the world has very distinct architectural taste and expectations. The family drew their style inspiration from classic and traditional architecture, taking inspiration from Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina. Designed for airiness and coolness, the “Beaufort Style” incorporated elements of Georgian and Colonial architecture as well as those of Greek Revival and semi-tropical Spanish. They requested a home resembling the longest standing structures in north America such as Drayton Hall built in 1747 with the conveniences and open feel of a new build. In preparation for construction, the Nautilus team traveled to visit Drayton Hall to understand the architectural building techniques of the period to ensure the home would hold historic integrity. This home is exquisitely complex, while creating a sense of calm. In a time where simple, clean structures are the trend, we put care in craftsmanship and detailing with integrity. The Timberlane shutters are a vital part of creating this timeless aesthetic.

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THE Grand French Country Manor of Oakton

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The stone and brick exterior with breathtaking shutters and cedar beam accents, the round gutter, and 5 car garage are just part of what is in store for you. Over the 2 car detached garage, you will find a bonus room with a full bath. As you enter the main front door you find yourself in a finely appointed foyer with rich paneled molding and oversized crown molding. The paneled molding continues in the Living room with its gas fireplace with a stunning hand-carved mantel. In the banquet-sized formal dining room you find a raised paneled chair rail and featured moldings that sit off the wall sconces, you will notice the amazing high-end lighting that is all throughout the home as well. In the side sunroom, you find walls of glass with 10-foot paneled molding and a smoky blue ceiling. Off the gallery and accessed from the sunroom is a finely appointed library with white Oak built-ins and raised panels. One of the most unique features is the 25×26 loggia off the gallery, library, or kitchen in the middle of the home that allows you an outdoor living space with automatic invisible screens and a fireplace; you would never even know you are in the outdoors.

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Julie Jordan

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On September 11, 2018 Tropical Storm Erma destroyed our home. We luckily survived the cave in with only bumps and bruises. When we restored the home we enhanced the look with these beautiful Timberlane shutters.

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Daybreak of South Mountain

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Daybreak is a Georgian Mansion in Montclair, NJ facing East toward the Manhattan skyline, hence its name. The house is one of the earliest steel frame homes in the United States and has many other unique attributes such as an original central vacuum system, gas fired clothes dryer and hot water heater. The home had been without shutters for over a 100 years and through a lot of patience and determination, the Timberlane representative, Sean Childs, was able to work with the architect, Ira Smith, to provide historically accurate shutters which has greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the home.

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1894 Beauty

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Built in 1894 – early American Midwest Beauty.

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The Margin Street Inn

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One of two perfectly renovated homes along the Pawcatuck River in Westerly RI that make you the newly opened Margin Street Inn. The blue of the Timberline shutters is mimiced throughout.

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Jersey Shore Blues

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Classic Coastal Driftwood Shingles with Custom Board and Battan shutters in BM Hale Navy.

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Timberlane on the Potomac

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A buttoned-down, traditional, Federal-style home on the outside with a surprisingly more contemporary demeanor on the inside This Washington DC property offered great potential: the historic C&O Canal and Potomac River gorge is across Potomac Avenue to the west, and a neighborhood park borders it on the east. On the other hand, the site was somewhat awkward: a shallow trapezoid shape with substantial setback requirements. The L-shape plan takes full advantage of the limited space and allows for a quiet library and porch with a balcony above, offering sunset views across the river to Virginia. On the opposite side, the family room, screened porch and breakfast room enjoy morning light and parkland views. The family with three young children wanted a traditional home, yet one with a more casual feel inside: “no proper living room which we will never use”, but instead a quiet library far from the family activity where the husband could take business calls. The wife enjoys cooking, and the family loves screened porches. He has a special fondness for dormers, like his childhood home. An existing fieldstone wall bordering the sidewalk on Potomac Avenue has been kept and extended, providing a level lawn area as a base.

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Brick Center Hall Colonial

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1947 restoration project with black contrasting Timberlane shutters.

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Grandma’s House

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A place for grandkids to play with cousins—-then grandma cleans for a week.

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Warm and Wonderful!

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Our home was built in 1925. We have lived here 34 years and in the past ten years the old original wooden shutters started to rot and many needed to be removed. We replaced them all with Timberlane Shutters and we are thrilled with the look and the warm, wonderful feeling it gives our home!

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Indy Homestead

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Charming custom Georgian-style home with welcoming covered portico entry. Positioned on a beautiful elevated lot, this all-white, painted brick home has 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, finished basement. Trimmed with custom, raised panel, black wooden Timberlane shutters.

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Colonial Cutie

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Colonial

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Lois Ruth

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West Chester Single family home.

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Leininger Farm

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100 year old farm house Sitting atop a hill , surrounded by greenery and cows.

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New Old House Shutters

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250+ year old house with new correct shutters.

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Bored and Beaten by COVID-19

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4 bed 2.5 bath built in 1993 with a complete exterior renovation last year. New roof, cedar shingles, doors, and shutters.

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Sandy ‘n David’s Creek

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1971 Colonial in Bucks County, PA, with Timberland Shutters, Cedar Shake Roof, Metal Porch Roof, Copper Gutters & Downspouts, Cedar Siding.

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House 22

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Colonial

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Beechwood

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Built circa 1913, many shutters were missing and Timberlane custom built to match original ones.

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Historic Morristown

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Situated in Historic Morristown, NJ, this colonial home has been well known in the neighborhood for its seasonal and holiday decorations! The home is now getting ready for the Fourth of July, having recently been upgraded to Timberlane raised panel CB1 wooden shutters. The new shutters make the home look beautiful in the dappled early morning sunlight.

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Bermuda in Napa

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Small home in old town Napa, CA.

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SoCal House

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Charming Two Story Coastal Home.