House Tour: Reinventing History
Throughout the house, dense, hand-hewn, square-cut, dovetail-notched timbers—made from huge old-growth trees—offer historic character no modern materials can match. New painted tongue-and-groove pine plank walls conceal insulation, plumbing and other mechanicals. Extra timbers and miscellaneous reclaimed wood pieces were recycled as floor planks, ceilings and stairs. "We tried to be as green as possible," says John.
Left On the screen porch, well-used oars act as art hung on a cabin’s timbered wall.