Lodge at King Estate

Construction has finished in building a Hand Crafted Log Structure in Pittsboro, NC. The 133 acre site was developed by Broyhill Wiles Developing and the construction was led by Broyhill Wiles Log and Timber Frame Builders.

The Pittsboro home site is located on a private estate in Chatham County. The hand crafted log house was chiseled with hand tools and a chain saw.  All the white pine logs were harvested North of Asheville, North Carolina.  The log structure will be erected in Abingdon, VA, numbered and then dis-assembled.  During the dis-assembly process, the logs will be carefully placed on log caring semi-trailers for shipment to North Carolina. This structure has replaced the old log cabin on the property that can be noticed in a few of the following pictures.  Various items from the old structure were incorporated into the new structure.  What was once old, is new again. 

The foundation employs Superior Walls and the roof system is built using log purlins with spray foam insulation. The Pella windows will be a mixture of casement and double hung. This home is based on the highest efficiency building techniques and products. The short and long term environmental impacts will be minimized by creating a High Performance Home.


The first scoop of dirt showed excellent soil conditions.  Red and beautiful. 

 
The basement has been dug.  The old log cabin is in the background.

Foundation is dug and the perimeter drain is installed.  The gravel footer system is being delivered in preparation for the Superior Walls.

Superior Walls Foundation System takes one day to install.

Rough-in concrete slab plumbing has been done. The plastic is down in preparation for pouring the concrete.

Exterior Porch Piers have been built.

Visited the log yard where the Virginia Craftsman at Highland Log Structures were busy hand peeling logs.  They then chiseled and chain sawed each log by hand to fit on top of the log below.  They dis-assembled the structure and loaded it up for delivery.

Delivery day!  The hand crafted logs look excellent.  Each log fits perfectly......It was already put together once. 

Center Post is the start of the roof system. 

Taking shape as a house.

Beginnings of the kitchen....many people will be fed in this space. 

Natural stone veneer is being installed on the chimney.  The board and batten siding using T1-11 plywood and pine batten strips is being finalized. 

Asphalt shingles are being installed.

Insulation using foamed isocyanurate (open cell spray foam) not only insulates the house, it glues it together and stops all air infiltration. 

Installation of the chimney and wood burning fireplace.
Note the stone installed on the chimney chase.

Re-claimed siding from the old log cabin was installed on the second floor dormers.

Progress on the exterior trim and board and batten siding is almost done. 

Interior Baroque balusters using Douglas Fir railing gives a great look.

Kitchen!  Cherry cabinets, cherry hardwood floors, double oven range, stainless steel appliances and solid surface counter tops create a wonderful space.

Interior pictures using a fish-eye lens shows how open the spaces feel. 

Master Bathroom.

Master Bedroom.

Kitchen is open to the great room, dining room and foyer.

Move-in ready!  Everything has been finalized right down to the doorbell.

Board-and-batten siding with natural stone veneer and
large white pine logs have created and excellent look and feel. 

The walnut front door with dental shelves, side-lights and
transom have created a beautiful entrance. 

The old log cabin has been raised but the chimney remains!

Walnut color metal garage doors, wrap around porch, reclaimed wood siding and natural stone veneer have come together to create an energy
efficient structure that is also aesthetically pleasing.

That was fun!



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