Home in Winston-Salem started as one-room log cabin; grows into beautiful house

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jane Harrell's 1870 home on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s the little cabin that grew and grew, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

The home of Mike and Jane Harrell started as a one-room chestnut log cabin in 1870 — so says the brick embedded into the dining room’s wood-burning fireplace.

They now count at least six additions. The Harrells, who moved into the home in 1994, did not build any of the new parts.

They did fix up the four bathrooms, and in 2012 did a major remodeling job in the kitchen. The couple opened up the wall in the dining room — the “brick room” — so it has a view into the cooking area. They gutted the old kitchen, added new appliances, new cabinetry and two cooking areas, each with its own sink.

“Mike likes to have his own cooking area,” Jane said. “After he retired he started watching cooking shows on TV. It’s a new hobby.”

Read full story, see photos: The Winston-Salem Journal

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.