This home was intentionally built and landscaped to look as though it has been here a long time..as well as blend into it’s surrounding in tone and lines.
The construction of this rustic home’s interior and exterior has incorporated carefully graded re-cycled wood from several homesteads nearby..with hand-hewn beams, peeled poles, and trim made of re-cycled fir flooring. The siding is 100 year old fir “tear-drop” with an unpainted patina that would be impossible to match any other way. The floors are new oak hardwood and tile throughout. A vaulted ceiling of wood beams, plaster textured between..solid wood verticle-planked walls and wood wainscot with plaster textured dry-wall above are the main wall surfaces. Wired to code with plenty of plugs and lights, electric wall heaters for back-up heat. The main Lopi woodstove easily heats the fully insulated home. With a ceiling fan in the living room, and open design from room to room, the heat fom either stove is efficiently about all the rooms.
The kitchen Elmira wood cookstove does a fine job of heating the place most of the cold season and is hooked to a passive water pre-heat system, that in conjunction with the solar panel on the roof, provides already pre-heated water to the propane water heater. There is an electric range/oven just out the bi-fold door in the utility/laundry room. The dining area and breakfast bar are in the south-east corner to take full advantage of the rising sun..and surrounded by windows to view the flower gardens.
A complete foundation of stone veneered cinder block is protected by the continous-guttered 2′ eves of the roof..and the gutter drains are hooked to a perimeter perforated drain system.