When Donald & wife Alison, a local artist, came to terms with the fact that they owned a home that was too cramped and poorly laid out they set out to create a beautiful set of spaces much more conducive to their lifestyle and habit of entertaining. The solution would be two-fold; remodel the interior of the existing main floor by adding an office and creating guest access to their one main floor bathroom previously reachable only through their Master Bedroom, and create a 560 square-foot addition to serve as a new living space.
When the owners of this Lake Cochran, Wa home wanted to remodel and take the opportunity to install log trusses as a strong focal point, they contacted Creasey Log Homes. Although previously expanded once before, the remaining 1960's cabin was to be rehabbed to, among other things, create a more functional layout and revise the rooflines to better orient upon the lake view.
This project near Tenino, Washington involved the reconstruction of a historic, dovetail, hand-hewn, timber package, relocated from another site approximately 40 miles away. Although in generally good condition, many of the dovetail ends had broken away or had suffered significant rot damage and required replacement. Replaced ends were mortised-in to the existing logs to increase their strength. The complete set of the package took approximately three weeks, including repairs. (Scroll down for picture gallery)
Still in process, this Carnation, Wa Accessory Dwelling Unit (i.e. a Mother-In-Law Apartment) is the second home for Creasey Log Homes utilizing Apex brand Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as the primary wall structure. ICF systems are desirable for savvy homeowners on many accounts. This particular product utilizes recycled materials, is high in insulative value, retards sound transmission, and produces far less jobsite waste than conventional construction methods.