AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITION BEGAN IN AUGUST 2000. WORK WAS COMPLETED
OCTOBER 2001 AT WHICH TIME AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT WAS ISSUED BY THE COUNTY.
On this page and subsequent pages
are before and after photographs. In general, the photographs are organized
by what the house or room looked like before restoration and what it looks
like today. (There is very little furniture at this time in the house,
especially the restored part.) Page 1 of 4 pages of before and
The William Boggs log house as it looked
prior to restoration. The left view is of the front and the other view
is the west side and front.
The exterior is natural cedar siding (the log house
siding is beaded and the addition siding is plain). The right view is
the completed restoration and addition.
The restoration is nearing completion on the outside
How did we get from the before to the after?
First, we did not deal with an architect. We did our own architectural
work (as Woodbury&Thomas),
including the drawing of blue prints (structural, electrical, and mechanical)
and wrote 62 pages of specifications describing virtually every component
of the interior and exterior, right down to the specific light switch to be
used on a specific wall. This freed us to do what we wanted to do rather
than having to respond to the desires of an architect. Secondly, once
we finished our first cut of the plans and specs, we began working with a
knowledgeable and interested general contractor, Michael Taylor of Shepherdstown,
WV. He had done very minor work for us previously, but he has a long
and well established record and experience in dealing with homes like ours.
Thirdly, and perhaps paramount, the on-site supervisor and project leader,
Kenneth Mosher of Hedgesville, WV and Florida (during the Winter), who works
for Mr. Taylor has a keen interest in seeing that the outcome was outstanding.
This was certainly achieved.