Cashiers, North Carolina
Year Built: 1983
Mary and I purchased a 50-acre tract of land in Cashiers, North Carolina. Cashiers is nestled in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The land was timbered in 1947 and otherwise pristine.
We pioneered land-clearing to create the home site and pond site. The home was a cabin in spirit and size. The basic structure of the cabin was 12′ x 30′ and contains two stories, fireplace, kitchen, foyer, and carport was added to the north elevation as was a large cantilevered deck on the south elevation.
On the lower level we added a bedroom, study, bath, and laundry room. The lower level leads out to a multi-level deck on the east elevation overlooking a vegetable garden and park.
The Duckham Cabin was originally intended as a vacation destination. As the children grew up and dispersed the Duckham Cabin became perfect for Mary and I to reside full-time. In 2001, Mary and I relocated from Florida to become permanent residents on the mountain in Cashiers, North Carolina.
As part of that relocation, I remodeled our two-story barn to design my office and created a guest house above. Mary and I completed other upgrades, updates, and remodeling modifications to accommodate our permanent resident needs. We added more outside spaces, a gazebo, kitchen, and living room were part of our upgrades. We improve the landscape each year.