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|Address: 191 Parkway Church Road
List Price: $329,000
Full Baths: 1
Half Baths: 0
Community: Meadows of Dan
Zip Code: 24120
Elementary School: Willis
High School: Floyd County
Tax Parcel ID: 77-98E
Aprx Annual Taxes: $971
Aprx Year Built: 2007 (originally 1856)
Aprx Feet of Road Frontage: 800
Aprx Acreage: 9.64
Estimated Acreage Wooded: 2
Estimated Acreage Cleared: 7.6
Aprx Total Heated Square Feet: 1,800
Aprx Main Level Sq. Ft. Finished: 1,016
From Meadows of Dan; Blue Ridge Parkway north to a left on Buffalo Mountain Road, go 1 mile to a left on Parkway Church Road, property on the left.
|Description and Remarks:
Incredible 1856 log home lovingly re-constructed in 2007. This home sits on over 9.5 acres within one mile of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Meadows of Dan, VA. The home contains wonderful living space on the main floor with a two additions that were added at the time of reconstruction. The 2nd floor is a large single bedroom with a smaller sleeping loft above it.
The Weeks house is a full two story log structure originally built on Kyle Weeks Road in the south western part of Floyd County, Virginia. In 2007, it was completely dismantled, painstakingly restored and re-erected at its current location off Buffalo Mountain Road just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The restoration was completed by Chapman Log Construction, Inc. of Laurel Fork, Virginia.
During the dismantling process several interesting features were discovered which makes this house unique. Houses of this era were usually built by the home owner and any number of friends and relatives who may have had some experience in the log construction process. It was an arduous, labor intensive endeavor. Houses of this time period were usually small, one and one-half story buildings with low ceilings and a large cooking fireplace. Windows, being hard to come by and expensive, were kept to a minimum.
The Weeks house was a very large 18' x 28', full two story house with high ceilings, beautiful hewn floor joists, large hewn logs, numerous windows and a soapstone fireplace. It was apparent from the construction techniques used by the builder that he had built many other log houses, and was in all likelihood, a professional builder. He used a tenoned casing around the doors and windows, waiting until the shrinkage was completed before pegging the casing in place. The ceiling height was high, somewhat of a status symbol of the time period, to accommodate the tall pieces of furniture owned by the rural gentry. There were 4 windows on the front of the house, two up and two down. Much to the delight of the restorationists, during dismantle, "O.W. 1856" was found carved into the joist of the oak sill log on the right front corner. (See photo detail)
Before reconstruction, all logs that had any structural damage from weather, time or remodeling were replaced using matching, jointery techniques and hewn with period tools. A 10' x 12' bathroom addition was added with logs and timber frame to match the existing structure and a 14’ x 28’ addition on the back of the home serves as a large family room. The home now has approximately 1,800 sq. ft. and sits on 9.64 level acres with a small stream running through the property.
|Style: Log Cabin
Exterior Finish: Log
Primary Heating: Electric
Secondary Heating: Wood Stove
Air Conditioning: None
Road Access: State Road
Road Surface: Gravel
Road Maintenance: State Maintained
Internet Access: Unknown
Closest Conveniences: Meadows of Dan, 4 Miles
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