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c. 1820 Log Home
Hand-Hewn 3-Story Log Home
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CORYDON REAL ESTATE AUCTION, ONE OF FINEST LOG HOMES IN REGION
20 ACRES – WOODED – PRIVATE SETTING, 4000 SF - 4 BEDROOM - 3.5 BATH
HAND-HEWN LOGS FROM 1820, ONLINE ONLY-BIDDING ENDS APR 17
GENERAL INFO: A once-in-a-lifetime offering of one of the finest and largest historic hand-hewn log homes in Southern Indiana. A lifetime of hard work and dedication has gone into the reconstruction of this incredible home and park-like setting by the Runden Family. It’s conveniently located just three miles from the newly revitalized Historic Downtown Corydon and 25 miles from Downtown Louisville. This property offers seclusion and privacy with all the modern amenities. This estate has not been offered for sale since its purchase nearly 50 years ago. It’s ready for immediate possession!
INTERIOR HOME FEATURES: An immaculate three story log home that was built/reconstructed in Spring of 1982. First floor layout (1320 +/- SF): large living room with White Oak floor, dining room with Yellow Poplar floor, large kitchen (eating area, island, stainless appliances, including a Dacor commercial grade range), vintage light fixtures, & half bath. Second floor layout (912 +/- SF): large master bedroom with closets/hardwood floors, bedroom #2 with hardwood floors, office, & full bath. Third floor layout (519 +/- SF): bedrooms #3 & #4 both with hardwood floors, & full bath. Vintage Yellow Poplar flooring & exposed hand hewn beam construction throughout home.
BASEMENT INFO: 1320 +/- SF walk-out basement with full bath. The finished area (896 +/- SF) is used as general living area, computer room, & laundry room. The unfinished area (324 +/- SF) is utilized as a mechanical area and wood-working shop.
EXTERIOR HOME FEATURES: concrete sidewalks, large rear covered deck, outdoor hot tub with deck, mature shade, & professional landscaping.
GUEST HOUSE INFO: Built in 2006, this structure lends itself to a variety of uses such as executive office, art studio, apartment, library, etc! Exterior construction is of board & batten Yellow Poplar siding design with a raised seam metal roof. Features include: 888 +/- SF, full bath, kitchenette, heating/cooling, large brick “Marching Soldiers & Bull Nose” styled fireplace, exposed interior beam construction, large deck, & lots of natural light.
All logs used in the 1982 reconstruction of this home were originally from the Eisert homestead in Lanesville IN and the Edmund Green farm in Lanesville. See featured photo section for an original photo of home. There is a pictorial history of the construction on this home in 1982-1984 available upon request. All Yellow Poplar and White Oak flooring throughout home is repurposed and vintage.
Intrigued by the idea of a day of meetings and deadlines and driving a bit less than a mile down a dead end country road – The trip takes you to a long winding driveway ending at your home, an 1820 log home. You park the car in a 3.5 car garage made of old gray barn wood.
Your house began as a deconstructed pile of logs combined with a clinical social worker and teacher with more ideas and energy than money. Every floorboard, every log, every door frame was rebuilt on a basement foundation of 12” concrete with plenty of rebar. Five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a basement computer room gives you plenty of space.
There are nice touches: a glass shower wall, a very large kitchen with Daycor gas stove and an early 20th century light fixture over the kitchen table. Someone with a poetic side might take off the hand hewn cuts of broad axes and adz on the logs, or the chestnut logs (the chestnut blight on the early years of the last century left only chestnut sprigs and no logs or they might speak of a doe and or fawns strolling across the back yard on a bright but misty September morning.
Your home is about in the center of twenty wooded acres, including 5,500 + trees planted by the teacher and social worker) and five minutes from downtown historic Corydon, the first capital of the state. Corydon is a classic 19th century American small town now undergoing a Renaissance and also thirty-two minutes from downtown Louisville.
In addition to the main house you have a 34 x 36 guest house built of local yellow poplar cut at a Crawford County sawmill a few yards down a sidewalk. The boards have now weathered down to a silvery gray. It is heated by electric heat lines in the floor. It has a small kitchen and full bathroom. “Honey I think we may have a solution for your mother.”
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