SHADY PINES LOG CABIN
Originally built in the 1970s, this authentic, hand-hewn log cabin had been left abandoned for several years before we acquired it in 2019. While it was a little scary on the inside (a deliveryman who saw it early in the process called it a "house from a horror movie"), the private setting along a creek with small waterfalls and the charm of the log walls set it apart from all other houses.
A top-to-bottom renovation was required here. In addition to new mechanical and plumbing systems, repairs had to be made to the log walls, new windows were cut into the living room for additional light, and all retaining walls and exterior stairs had to be replaced.
The interior was lightened up with selective painting, being very careful to not touch the beams or log walls, and the aforementioned windows. Other projects included refinishing of the basement, reconfiguration of the second floor into a more functional primary suite, and landscaping of the exterior which included a firepit area overlooking the woods and creek.