Duckham Cabin

Cashiers, North Carolina

In 1983 Mary and I bought 50 acres in the North Carolina mountains which had been timbered in 1947 and untouched since. We pioneered the clearing of land, preparing a pond site and identifying a site for a house, which was built over the winter and occupied the next summer.

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A cabin really in spirit and size, the basic structure is 12’x 30’x 2 stories with a fireplace, kitchen, foyer and carport added to the north side and a large deck cantilevered to the south. A bedroom, study, bath and laundry occupy the lower level which leads out to another east facing multilevel deck overlooking a vegetable garden and “park”.

It originally was intended to be a Guest House, but as our family dispersed, it turned out to be perfect for two people. In 2001 we left Florida to be full time mountain folks. I remodeled our two story barn into my office with a guest house above, and did a few other modifications to accommodate our needs. More outside space, a gazebo, kitchen and a “living room” were added, and landscaping is never finished.

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