Originally built in the 1950s, the structure was intended to be a fishing and hunting camp—something very common at that time in this area. The original building had no running water or electricity, but both were later added. Using trees from the property, the camp was built stockade style: by placing the logs vertically. The cabin stayed in the original owner’s family until it was sold in 2017 to the present owners.
The new owners had a vision for the camp and how they wanted to use it. Construction started on the main building in September 2017 with a full overhaul. Almost all of the logs were moved around to accommodate new window openings and headers. Brian Dube, the lead carpenter, thoughtfully and carefully made sure that all the original logs were reused and moved around the site as needed. The kitchen and bathroom were completely remodeled using cabinets built by Vining’s Custom Cabinets.
In April of 2018, construction began on a three-bedroom, two-bathroom addition with a loft and entryway tied to the original structure. Although the addition is conventionally framed, the same finishes were used, and as much log detail as possible was brought in.
The original boathouse on the shore of Mooselookmeguntic Lake was given a few updates with new windows, siding replacement, and leveling. Site work was done by M and H Construction. In addition, M and H Construction also created the parking spots, updated the septic system, and built the amazing fire pit out front.
Location: Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Rangeley, Maine
Designer: Jill Crosby, Rangeley Building & Remodeling
General Contractor: Mark Gordon, Rangeley Building & Remodeling
Project Manager/Lead Carpenter: Brian Dube, Rangeley Building & Remodeling
Construction start: September 2017
Construction complete: September 2018