Tollkeeper’s Cabin








Once derelict and threatened with demolition, a toll keeper’s log cabin, slave quarters and clapboard shed have been reborn in the shadow of Old Rag Mountain.

A cabin in Sperryville, Virginia comprised of an old, pieced together cabin. More info. here.

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  • Reply Krista O'Brien May 24, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Congratulations for your efforts saving this piece of history! Too often the old is demolished to make way for the new.

  • Reply Kelli Johnson November 12, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I like almost everything about this house – most of it is warm with a kind of “earthy” feel. Very livable. EXCEPT: What’s with the hideous “industrial loft” look of the staircase and loft area? Too much metal. I hate the juxtaposition with the other more natural materials and colors in the house. Sometimes that flies. In this case it’s just jarring and awful.

    • Reply PUTTY October 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

      I look at it this way: As Joni Mitchell once said essentially…’ You don’t ask an artist to paint that painting again’ . Personally, in this case, I think it is an architect or designer’s right to incorporate something of their own as a homage or affirmation of what was before (just the remnants and materials of a simple cabin) and to possibly transcend that as well. I don’t think this house was meant to be historically restored but re-purposed.Whether it’s to change the rendition of a song, the style or functionality of a shelter or whatever 2 or more collaborate on… sometimes contrast can make things even more relative to the now. I too felt a kind of tension about it,,, but the more accustomed I became to it, the more I understood and appreciated it. The whole house is a study in lines and angles, from antique to cutting edge. Sharp job!

  • Reply Samantha Castillo June 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm


    How can one purchase one of these homes…I just love them! So practical!

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