There are a few benefits of timber framed homes to consider. First, aesthetics or the beauty of the structure and design. As mentioned before, there are hand carvings or finishes that can add great looks to an already great look. Timber framed houses can go up quickly using modern methods. They take less material then a regular framed home. A special design feather called "jetty beams" - in which the beams are protruding from the structure on the second floor - adds square feet to your home. This was done in early European homes because in those days, taxes were based on the square feet of the first floor.