Ready for Stain – Oct 28

With some help from neighbor Chuck, the Team is ready for stain this week.  With 350 feet of hose tied into Chuck’s house, we prepared the log home for staining.  Pete and the Team finished the log siding and the Mountain King’s exterior is grand!

The Mountain King prepared for wood preservation. We use Wood Guard XL exclusively on all our log homes
Dramatic views off the rear deck


Critical Mass – Oct 16

With a run of good weather, Pete, Larry, and Ty  were able to knock out  several key steps and now have the log home under lock and key.   The “Mountain King” as Larry puts it, sits up high and mighty. Proud as we all are of her! Thanks Guys!

Perched on the 1.6 acre lot , the Mountain King looks over the forest as Autumn quickly closes in.
12-14 hours a day –  7 days a week……… and still smiling!


While Ron was on his well deserved Columbus Day break with family,  the architect added another 1/2 bath onto the first floor and expanded the second floor bath to include a bathtub in the Master bath.  

The powder room was added to accommodate guests and keep the first floor private bath off the guest bedroom


The team finished the balcony roof lines as well as the  8′ wide front porch roof and it looks beautiful!




Here’s a view from the front of the house. Yes……I asked Pete to put the windows back in again above the garage in Bonus Room.


Here’s the latest walkout lower level plans to look over.  A second laundry was added to continue with the flexible theme of the home as well as abundant storage and refining of the interior walls.  A wet bar will be added in the recreation room. The mechanical room will feature the well water tank, the tankless water heater, and the radiant heat system components.




Next steps include Sand Mound installation, Well drilling, and final backfill and grading.  Arty and John have already cleared the mound area.

Stay tuned!


Captain’s Back on the Deck

The log home retreat sits up proudly on the King Joe Mountain!

Curbside view with all the trimmings!

The boys did a wonderful job of laying the herringbone diagonal decking down this past week while the Captain took a brief retreat. Welcome back Pete!  Trust you are reenergized!  Larry and Ty performed admirably  with a couple of cameo appearances from Dan the Driller and probably could use a break themselves.

The use of herringbone with diagonal placement provides a much more stable platform for the deck as well as a great look


Ronnie and Uncle Andy, the plumbing Dynamic Duo, completed the waste lines and vents for the house this past weekend.  Thanks guys!

Ron and Andy, the Master Plumbers never missed a beat plumbing in the waste and venting……….a good time had by all!

We even worked in some play time on Friday at Lost Trails ATV Park.

Soaring over 2000 feet, Lost Trails ATV park overlooks King Joe’s Mountain. Can you spot the wind tower?

Arty and John have moved the excavator back in for backfilling and Sand Mound  installation this weekend.

Overlooking the great room front he Master bedroom loft at the fireplace location
The family room east wall taking shape with the Eastern White Pine Tongue and Groove 1×8 siding provided by Beaver Mountain.
All exterior windows and doors are in. We are under lock and key!


Kitchen cabinets, appliances and countertops have been ordered and due in next week. Here’s a peak at  what the layout will look like when competed.

Tawny Oak cabinetry in a rustic setting coupled with slate gray quartz silestone countertops create an inviting kitchen dining area. Can’t wait!