Historic 1760 Vermont Log Cabin Restoration and Renovation

Historic 1760 Vermont hand hewn log cabin on cribbing, ready for the foundation install.

Historic 1760 Vermont hand hewn log cabin on cribbing, ready for the foundation install.

Original, historic log cabins are common in Appalachia and the Midwest (where they can sometimes be found covered in vinyl siding), but rare in New England. This 1760, hand hewn example from Vermont had been moved from its original location in the 1930’s, but since then had fallen on bad times, due to its situation over a damp cellar. The project goal was to furnish it with a stable, well drained foundation, and to add a compatible, period style wing and porch to the rear of the structure. Leigh Douglas Johnson of Fine Home & 18th Century Design in Harvard, Massachusetts was the designer, GC and finish carpenter for the project. The results speak well for themselves, not least for saving this rare gem.

View of the early 19th century period recreation kitchen wing and porch, corner of cabin in right foreground.

View of the early 19th century period recreation kitchen wing and porch, corner of cabin in right foreground.

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