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« on: June 20, 2009 12:26:20 PM »

We just re-crafted the entire log cabin.

First built one room, bottom left in 1769 or there abouts. Built two story on right in 1840 and joined the original with a breezeway and added a second story in 1850.

Moved to MT on a tractor trailer in 1998, and completed in 2002. In the meantime we lived in a MT doublewide. Cheesy I'll post a pic of that if you want to see it.

Here is the really before


Here is the before, still in VA


Here is the after in MT.


They buyers finished the porch and deck. My "EX" couldn't seem to finish anything, but he did a great job.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009 02:23:37 PM »

Congrats on a beautiful house!  I'm happy that you didn't let it get torn down because of disrepair, and refurbished it instead.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009 06:16:07 AM »

OMG... that is a freakin' beautiful house. I am loving those chimneys!  They are just spectacular.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009 06:50:41 AM »

My ex didn't even finish the one on that side, tho it matches the side of the one he finished. He was a great stone mason though, have to give him that.

I was driving to a friends to house sit and they had a camper out front exactly like yours with aqua on top in a wave and white at the bottom. LOL

It took 4 years to get into the house, the mill shut down, I had to sell it. Went back to school, finished and came back home to east coast. The inside is covered in the 1 ft planks, that were inside. He planed them down to natural, and we used the original staircase out of the house. He did all the plumbing and wiring (with electrical inspection). Only thing he hired out was the septic system. Developed a spring to run water up to the cabin.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009 06:34:46 AM »

I love seeing houses like this restored, We live in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, and you see so many house abandoned that you just know were beautiful back in their prime. There are no jobs or opportunitys for young people in little towns so when the older generation dies no one takes care of the houses. So sad such a big part of our history left to waist. The house we live in now was built in the 1850's we are renoing, and the last one we lived in which is still for sale in Yarmouth NS, was built in 1887, I love old houses my Husband not so much.  you house is ammmmmaaaaazing love it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009 03:07:17 PM »

It was, as it is not mine anymore. Sad

Are you documenting your reno with pics? Do you have a blog, I would love to see how you are doing. It is a labor of love, and he should be proud because many people do not have the knowledge to tackle such projects.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009 05:48:01 PM »

ohhh this is my dream home! im not kidding...id give anything to have a home like that...
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009 05:56:47 PM »

You should see the inside. I'll post if I can find them. It was my dream at one time.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009 07:50:47 PM »

Absolutely fantastic! It's great to see such a wonderful rehab, especially with such history behind it! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009 05:13:44 AM »

Yes, it took over 4 years. I had tons of pics, I made a website about it. Still have that somewhere on back up. LOL I wrote an essay for my composition class that documented the family line that had owned it for almost the entire history.
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