Houston, MN

A hipped roof log house?  Yup.  Nathan and I found this gem south of Houston, MN.  This place is really intact!  Other than a new asphalt roof installed a few years back, the place hasn’t really changed since about 1890.  The front half of the hipped roof block is log.  The log core was originally a one and 1/3 story three room house, likely Norwegian built.  It measures 16’5″ x 27′.  Sometime between 1870 and 1895 the roof was taken off, a second floor added, and the back half of the house constructed, and all tied together with a hipped roof.

hipped block measures 27' x 33', first floor of front half is log

side elevation, left half frame, right half log

rear elevation

front elevation

back entrance with three light transom

stone steps!

full dovetail corner notching

front door with side window

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