Topsider Homes’ Luxury Timber Frame Lake House Plan Ideas

Luxury is not defined by size. Topsider has many luxurious small house plans as well as large luxury home design ideas perfect for lake houses or any coastal location. Topsider’s Post & Beam timber frame homes are only limited in design and luxury by our clients’ imaginations. Each house we build is created around clients’ needs and carefully engineered to meet the demands of their building sites and local building codes.

Spectacular luxury timber frame lake house in Michigan

This luxury timber frame lake house was built on a small island in Michigan overlooking the Canadian border. It’s an excellent example of Topsiders Homes’ custom house plan design flexibility.

Luxurious open-style floor plan lake house with panoramic views

The main living space has an open-style floor plan and breath-taking panoramic views. Topsider Homes’ unique Post & Beam timber frame building system makes spectacular lake houses like this possible.

Pedestal lake house built in North Carolina

Built on a very steep lot in North Carolina, this unique Topsider Homes’ pedestal lake house design features abundant decking for outdoor living and great views of the lake and surrounding area.


Once designed each Topsider timber frame house is carefully prefabricated to the highest quality standards in our modern facilities in Clemmons, North Carolina, for shipments to building sites worldwide where local builders easily and efficiently assemble and finish them.

With beautiful exposed beam and vaulted ceilings throughout and floor-to-ceiling panoramic window views, Topsider’s unique Post & Beam building system allows its timber frame homes great versatility to exploit the beauty of the natural environment whether a lakeside or coastal location.

Topsider offers hundreds of online house plan ideas, including lake house plans, hurricane house plans and small and large luxury home plans ideal for any setting, environment or budget.

Since 1968 Topsider lake houses and coastal homes have been built extensively throughout the U.S., from Michigan and Minnesota to California and Florida.

Topsider Prefab Homes – Building Homes in the Bahamas for More Than 40 Years

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Topsider Homes luxury prefab house built on Cat Cay Island, BAHAMAS

Built on the secluded Bahamian Island of Cat Cay, this beautiful low-maintenance Topsider Home was custom designed and engineered for easy assembly and finishing – and to withstand hurricane-force winds and the damaging effects of its tropical and salt-air environment.

Topsider Homes has been building homes in the Bahamas since the late-1960s. We have built in the Abacos, Exumas, Eleuthera, Long Island, Grand Bahama Island, Cat Cay and many of the other islands. We understand issues ranging from water-catchment to import duty and have relationships with Bahamian architects and engineers needed for obtaining building permits and approvals.

Topsider Homes prefab two-story house built on Great Exuma Island, BAHAMAS

Two-story homes like this one built on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas can have two separate living/rental levels. Topsider Homes custom-designs each house and its services include permitting, builder recruitment, shipping logistics and overall project coordination.

Topsider provides a simplified approach for home building in the Bahamas with our Post & Beam and panelized building system with building components that are easily and simply assembled on-site by local builders. But what really separates Topsider Homes from others is that we offer clients a single and reliable source for design, engineering, permitting, building materials, shipping logistics, builder recruitment and project coordination.

This comprehensive approach dramatically reduces the risk of unknown and unforeseen costs that are frequently associated with remote site building in the Bahamas – and it assures that the end result will be to the highest quality standards.

The key to efficient homebuilding in the Bahamas is planning. Topsider Homes has a two-step “stand alone” approach for building; step one is the design, approval and builder recruitment phase, and step two is the building phase. During the design phase all of the unknowns become known, from design and site planning to permitting issues and construction costs.
Topsider Homes short pier – stilt house built on South Andros Island, BAHAMAS

This hurricane-proof prefab Topsider Home was built on the Bahamian Island of South Andros. It was custom-designed to have extensive covered decks and oceanfront panoramic views.

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Topsider Prefab Garages and Garage Kits

Topsider Homes offers a variety of stock and custom garage designs and plans for virtually any need, building site or location. We have been designing and shipping prefab garage kits throughout the world for more then 40 years.  Because of Topsider’s unique panelized Post & Beam building system, Topsider garages are built to the highest quality standards and assemble quickly and easily.

This 1,100 sq. ft. three-car Topsider prefab garage is a great idea for a “free-standing” or attached garage

This 1,100 sq. ft. three-car Topsider prefab garage is a great idea for a “free-standing” or attached garage

Topsider’s two-car prefab garage kits range in size from 475 sq. ft. up to 1,250 sq. ft.

Topsider’s two-car prefab garage kits range in size from 475 sq. ft. up to 1,250 sq. ft.

This Topsider four-car prefab garage kit was designed to blend perfectly with the existing home structure

This Topsider four-car prefab garage kit was designed to blend perfectly with the existing home structure

Topsider garages feature 2×6 framing and have a massive structural skeleton able to withstand hurricanes, earthquakes and heavy snow loads. And, Topsider’s garages are easily adapted to blend with existing architectural themes and styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Visit our online garage plans for two-, three- and four-car garage designs as well as multi-purpose garage-type structures including garage apartments, garage workshop combinations and other designs that include offices, studios and guest quarters. Sizes range from 600 sq. ft. up to 1,450 sq. ft. with custom-designed garages to virtually any size requirement.