It’s one of those stories you read about in renovation magazines: some lucky fellow purchases a few acres of land out in the country with a farmhouse in disrepair and peels back the walls to discover that at the center of some unsightly additions lies a hand hewn jackpot. That’s exactly what happened when James Justice, owner of Architectural Justice of Medina purchased three acres of rolling farmland on Station Road with a farmhouse that was beyond repair.
Having a keen eye for detail, James took note of some hints that something interesting might lie beneath hodge-podge additions. That something turned out to be a log cabin home estimated to be at least 100 to 120 years old. James points out details in photos he took when removing part of the existing structure to reveal century old building methods. The photos illustrate construction methods not used since the late 1800’s.
Justice’s vision for the property and this original structure include repurposing the old chestnut hand hewn beams, flooring, trim, and foundation stones to build a custom home further back on the property amongst the beautiful open fields. “We’ll have enough reclaimed wood to make cabinetry, flooring, and trim for a 3,000 square foot home, and the foundation stones could potentially be used for a fireplace”, says Justice. We would love to partner with the right person who is looking for 3 acres of rolling farm land to build a custom home that already has a history.” Justice’s company, Architectural Justice is well known throughout northeast Ohio for its granite fabricating, custom woodworking, design, and interior remodeling in all styles.
The scenic, three acre, York Township property is in the Buckeye School district, has city water, septic, and natural gas. Parties interested in embarking on an adventure to reclaim and repurpose a hand hewn home should contact James Justice at (330) 225-6000.