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.
Congratulations for your efforts saving this piece of history! Too often the old is demolished to make way for the new.
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.
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!
How can one purchase one of these homes…I just love them! So practical!