Vintage pioneer log homes from Tradition Design Inc.

“Pine Valley Log Home”

The best one in a long while!

We don’t see many two storey log houses …at least not from the first half of the 18th century. We’ve inventoried three I think, over the 55 years we’ve been doing this. This one, now available, is one of the best…and huge at 36 x 24, giving 1728 square feet of floor area. And that’s before an addition or two if you need it. It comes from our favorite part of Ontario where we’ve found exceptional log houses …from the Pine Valley in Vaughn township, that gave up huge pine trees for the pioneers. And now, just outside Toronto. This may be the last of them.

We think it’s related to the Dalzeil log buildings that have shown incredible craftsmanship. One or two others have dated close to the turn of the 17th century. If you like log houses it’d be hard to beat this one. Come to our yard and watch us as we restore it to its former glory.

By the way, we have a period 24” high swing beam to carry the second floor on gorgeous hand-hewn floor joists as well as hand-hewn roof rafters if you like to see them as they carry the roof. …not to mention, a 10-foot wide mantelpiece with bake oven door for the room end. Oh, and period shaker-style doors to, a whole set with original hardware. Our state-of-the-art Tradition windows complete the picture (see photo at right).

Contact Mel anytime …no soon … to make an appointment. We don’t expect to have it long.

NOTE: Some of the images on this page may be artist renderings of the house as rebuilt and completed or photos of a similar house.

This photo, taken during disassembly, will give you an idea of the size of these hand-hewn logs.

Click on the photos below to enlarge them.

We have period doors.

Vintage Door Hardware

We can source antique, period hardware.

Another option, the above sketch shows the house rebuilt as a “saltbox” style.

A photo of a typical log wall with our state-of-the-art, period-correct Tradition Windows installed.

The photo above shows another structure in Post and Beam that might make a great addition to the Pine Valley log home featured here. See my blog post.

Above is a quick sketch of a possible floorplan utilizing the post and beam structure above. Click to enlarge. Our final plans will be much more detailed!

The photo below shows the massive “summer” beam that’s available with this log house.