ChiefUserGingerP Posted July 25, 2022 Share Posted July 25, 2022 Ginger Patterson Chief user since 1994, currently using CA X13 I have been retained to renovate a 125+ year old lake house/cabin with the original log house being totally restored, the many bad additions removed, and new additions added to bring the building up-to-date. I have drawn new log homes and shop homes in the past, and I was able to "fake" the log walls by using an 8" or 10" solid wall with log siding. However, this is a hand hewn log house, butt and pass, and the multiple additions are stud walls with poles attached as siding for "authenticity". The clients want to keep the original log house and fireplaces, plus remove the poles and once the new structure is in place, replace the poles. Everything that is not log or pole is board & batten. The fireplaces and columns are river rock. I will include a exterior shots. The interior of the original log house has exposed log rafters. The pier & beam floor is not level and sits about 12" above grade. Indoor plumbing was added 70 years ago along the rear of the original cabin with no plan or consideration for privacy. This was the first dwelling constructed in what became a Country Club and golf course built and developed along Little River in Sevier County Arkansas by the great grandparents of the current owner on a large homestead. The family wants the house to be as close to the original look as possible and they are not daunted by the cost of such an undertaking. I normally do not take remodels or additions, but this is a favor for a contractor who has been a top notch client for over 35 years. I cannot find a log wall in the library and I'm blank as to how to create one. Thanks for your consideration. I try not to be a nuisance. Ginger Patterson Texarkana, Arkansas Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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