The completed structure from the south side:
There will be a large glass patio door in the center opening and matching window sets on either side. Nothing fancy, but we are also considering a pergola covering the entire length and extending out 10 feet or so.
The timber framers pack up to go home. The actual raising only took them one day. They have much experience, and all the fancy angle cuts and dimensional lengths are completed before they come to the site.
The view from the north side (see architectural rendering at the top left). The bank of nine windows and the tongue and groove ceiling will give a spectacular road-side view at night.
The horses relax after a long day on guard. They were not sure about the crane and the lifting of timber pieces -- might be a horse-eating monster, you know!