Well it’s that time of year now. We are in full construction swing and our latest creation is coming to life. Roaring Brook Log Homes is proud to present 103 Brook View Court, in Roaring Brook Township, PA 18444. She’ s ready for finishing touches and a lucky buyer can choose hardwood flooring, kitchen and bath cabinetry, as well as tile finishes for a short time.
Thanks to Timberhaven Log Homes, Windward Solar, Advanced Concrete Systems, and all of our Vendors and Tradesmen for the great work on this beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath engineered full log home with a 2 car attached garage. Call now 732-245-2962 to set up an appointment.
We are proud to present the Mountain King for sale. With all the loose ends buttoned up we are ready for new homeowners. The Mountain King’s finish work, fireplace, and landscaping is complete.
3/4 inch Wideplank Oak Hardwood floors with a Faux Slate Porcelain Tile throughout the log home adds to the endurance of the longevity of this Log Home. Most stick built homes are designed and fabricated for 50-60 yrs while maintained log homes will last over 200 years!
We want to thank a long list of vendors, subcontractors , inspectors, neighbors and friends that all helped us make our vision a reality. Special thanks go out to our Construction Team, Pete Tevendale, our Master Log Home Craftsman , Larry Gray, and Ty as the core crew with cameo appearances from Ron and Uncle Andy, Garret, Dan, Nate, and Bob Smith
Our subs and vendors include Beaver Mountain, Windward Solar, Alt Excavation, Monk HVAC, ABH Enterprises LLC / The Mulch Guy Landscaping, EnergySmart Insulation, Erie Materials, and of course Corina and Keith from Home Depot in Dickson City, PA and Suzanne from Home Depot in Eatontown.
Also would like to acknowledge some special folks that positively influenced our business include Jim Comes, from Summit Woods Land Development, and Howard Updike, with Peoples Security Bank for believing in our vision.
Also big thanks to my wife and family for giving me the time and patience to follow my heart…..
With Spring upon us and Old Man Winter gasping one last time this year, we have been busy completing the Mountain King and look forward as the weather lets up.
Plenty of finish work has been accomplished by Pete, our Master Builder, and Nate during this snowy winter.
Finish work included the cedar interior trim, the completion of the oak hardwood flooring, as well as the tongue and groove interior walls.
The glass enclosed shower and tub enclosures are finished and lighting, interior doors, and hardware are installed.
Remaining tasks are centered on the Fireplace installation, to include the ledge-stone, hearth and mantle. We are waiting for good weather to cut an opening in the log wall and install the fireplace, chimney chase, cap, and piping.
Weather permitting, the garage floor will be poured and the landscaping and driveway will be finished.
She’s ready to show as Spring brings in warmer weather and prospective owners.
Well we’ve ushered in 2015 and the Mountain King is prepared for finishing. Insulation by Energy Smart Insulations systems was installed this past month. Both open cell and closed cell were used to compliment the thermal properties of the Eastern White Pine logs.
Despite the cold weather, outdoor work continues with rough gas and water plumbing completed, 1000 gallon propane tank installed, our well and pump installation operational with our septic design closely behind.
Inside we now have tongue and groove wall installation , kitchen and bath cabinetry completed with countertop templating and glass shower enclosure design surveys this week.
Although intricate installation is the the key . These radiant systems are quite simple;operating solely on the tankless hot water heater as the heart of the heat. Both domestic hot water and the space heating is provided by the 140K BTU tankless wonder.
We have turned the corner on the Mountain King. With a well deserved coat of stain, she is shining through the North West Pocono mountains. Late Autumn has stripped the trees of their cover and magnificent views abound.
With the exterior 10 inch logs preserved in time for the winter, the Team has been concentrating on interior walls, electrical, plumbing, and flooring. With plumbing pressure test successfully completed on Sunday we are ready to close the walls
Our newest Team member is Moustaffa, our tried and true tile pro has been very busy working the entries , baths, kitchen and showers with his porcelain tile magic.
Outside, Arty and John continue putting the finishing touches on the sand mound for the septic drainage system.
The well, and LP gas storage tank are scheduled for next week. As well as the gravel base for the walkout basement.
Sneak preview of the fireplace and planned stonework!
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!
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!
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 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.
The log home retreat sits up proudly on the King Joe Mountain!
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.
Ronnie and Uncle Andy, the plumbing Dynamic Duo, completed the waste lines and vents for the house this past weekend. Thanks guys!
We even worked in some play time on Friday at Lost Trails ATV Park.
Arty and John have moved the excavator back in for backfilling and Sand Mound installation this weekend.
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.
Since we last posted, significant progress has been made. Garage and roof framing are completed! We are under tar paper roof with shingle bundles positioned high above awaiting installation. Interior framing on the first floor has been completed and the minor puts and takes of the interior framing design have been worked through. We have added a loft above the garage with its own open stair case in the back foyer.
The deck support post were dug and footings poured this week ready for deck framing. The front porch, side deck and screen room deck framing is ready for the angled herringbone flooring.
Kitchen cabinetry design was reviewed with a accent log support beam spanning the entire kitchen. Lighting and water fixture specification for rough plumbing and electrical were completed this weekend.
A hearty big thanks go out to the construction crew lead by our Master Builder, Pete Tevendale. Larry, Ty, Nate, the stalwarts, were flanked with cameo appearances by Ron Corti and Johnnie Jones.
Framing continues with a lumber delivery yesterday. The 24×36 garage will have two garage doors with a separate bedroom suite in the rear. Access to the 650 sq ft bonus room above the garage is from a separate staircase off the bedroom suite. Sliding glass doors from within the bedroom will open privately onto the deck. Thanks Larry!