Looking for a unique getaway home?
How about a parasitic rock house? (A house built INTO the face of a 4 story sandstone rock cliff face!)
This cabin in Ohio will soon be up for auction.
Here’s the story:
The main part of the hand-hewn log cabin actually dates back to the 1880’s. An ambitious couple bought the old cabin and had it dismantled and moved to the Hocking Hills. They thought it would be fun to build it into the side of a sandstone cliff.
They suffered from ill-health and eventually moved away. The cabin sat unfinished and abandoned for many years until custom builder/contractor Andy Maytac found it.
Maytac purchased the property and began work on the restoration and renovation of the cabin. Keeping true to the intended rock wall concept, Maytac left the bare rock face inside the home on full display.
Much restoration was needed, the entire roof was ripped off and re-fitted and flashed to the rock, both bathrooms were totally redone along with all three bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, multiple levels of decks and of course the 200 year old logs were blasted, treated and sealed – there is not one part of this place I did not tear up or replace.
– Andy Maytac
Maytac and his team spent 4 months working on the rustic cabin, which now has the feel of a high-end home.
You can see from the after photos how the sandstone was incorporated with the modern finishes:
The upper level bathroom is my favorite:
Everyone thought I was nuts when I bought it, now everyone luvs it, kinda funny huh?
We always love those kind of houses here at House Crazy!
How many people can say they have been in a shower attached to a rock millions of years old?
You can view a detailed virtual tour of the home here:
The auction of this one-of-a-kind Ohio cabin will be held on June 6th, 2013. If you are interested, please reply to this post or email me and I can put you in touch with the seller.