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Historic Log Home- Some Assembly (and Disassembly) Required

nobleloghome1This 1890s 22×26 log home was taken apart in Noble, Wisconsin, and moved to Marietta, Georgia, where craftsman Louis Michael (Mike) Jones restored and reassembled it. There is a newer timber frame addition off the back, which makes for 1404 total square feet of living space. With the restoration work finished, the log home is now for ready for a new owner to relocate it to a permanent home. The house, originally built by German immigrants, is offered at $45,000. Jones had an architect draw up plans for completing the house, adding a front porch, and modernizing it a bit. The plans are available online (just click the link halfway down the page). You can contact the owner by emailing him at lmichaeljones@yahoo.com or by phone at (404) 731-8366.

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noblelog1The YouTube video below features Mike walking you around the restoration, pointing out the dovetail jointing, framing, and other features of the house. He has also posted a series of 11 YouTube videos documenting two weeks of restoration work on another 19th-century log cabin- the Garfield home.  From sorting and stacking the disassembled timbers, to hewing the restored logs into shape, to assembling the frame, you’ll see the whole process step-by-step in 5 minute videos. Catch the first one here.

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