West and south elevations
The log core as it existed when it was originally constructed. Two rooms, the plan is unusual, perhaps alluding to a Yankee or German builder.
House as it exists today: Log core bottom, later additions top
East elevation: original two room log core measuring 16′ x 28′ is right, later framed additions are left
West and north elevations
South and east elevations
Coursed platville with its characteristic blue hue, located on addition
The log core measures 16′x28′ and was built of mostly white pine with a few oak logs mixed in for fun. I wasn’t able to see the corner notching, but likely full dovetail.
North and west elevations
The foundation of both the original log building and the subsequent additions were made with platville limestone, a variety about 5″ thick and very rot resistant.
Beautiful, beautiful 2/2 double hung sashes. Nice paint job…
Fish scaling found on every gable
Exposed and hand planed joists and floor boards
Exposed and painted joists and floor boards
Inside addition: Notice orignal diagonal beadboard wall treatment, now mostly removed
yikes! unlike oak, white pine can’t stand water
Banister, inside addition
Again, looking south.
Looking south through original primary entrance to log house. The left doorway was carved out of an orignal window and is a later addition.
Staircase, inside addition
Hand carved flower rosette. Ignore the three diagonal cuts.
Most of the interior treatment has been removed, but a few pieces remain. Shown here is a doorway plinth.