Log House Built by Rick Harbidge
Rick and Beryl spent three and half years building this beautiful, steadfast house and lovingly made it into their home the past seven years. They are looking for a buyer as they need to find a smaller place with less maintenance. Fortunately, I was able to visit and tour this grand home in May of 2013. Come with me, and have a sneak tour all over the place!
On this page we will just circle around this grand log house. We'll tour the inside rooms on separate pages to be added as I get them done.
The front view is grand, but when you drive up you end up on the east side - which is actually the rear of the house. Yet, even there is a strength and majesty in this first view of the Harbidge log home.
As we near the back door, we meet this rustic floral arrangement on a study chair made of logs. - However, Beryl, our hostess offers to take us first around the house, so we veer away to the right. . .
There's a neat pile of firewood at the corner - as we start our tour around - and later inside this fine log house, built with love and attention to detail.
We are circling around the north side - the plainest side of the house. Note the strong, straight logs of this outer wall.
Little steps on this side give a short cut to the massive front deck - wait for it!
Ah, look at these terraces and then the handsome steps up to the broad balcony or deck!
It is May, and notice, the rockery plants are just beginning to green up. Later this will be a riot of colour!
Oh look! here are some flowers already!
Let's circle on around to the south side of the log house. . .
The south side gives us another - completely different - view.
(A favourite side for everyone in the family).
Glancing to the east we are impressed to see a BBQ firepit sheltered with a circular wall of upright logs. What a nice place for a summer evening!
We come up the walk around this side of the log house and notice how, what was a big grand balancy on the east side is now smoothly becoming a deck for the back of the house.
Stepping back a bit toward the BBQ pit, we get a fine view of the handsome south side of the log house. That has elegance, doesn't it?
Here's a closer look at the where the deck rail stops, with two half logs for steps.
Have another look. Those logs are just right for that spot. Note too, the quality in the deck work. (I understand Rick has built quite a few log railings for decks for other people).
Doesn't this deck walk - cum balcony just draw you around the curve?
Besides the fine craftsmanship of the deck-balancy, do you see the lovely vista beyond? What a good location for this log house!
We turn back to the back door patio and the entrance. We are invited to come inside and look around. We accept gladly, don't we?
Notice the fine door set into the thick log walls? Again, I observe really excellent workmanship and design in so many ways and places.
But - we haven't seen much yet! How about a quick walk through Inside the Harbidge Log Home
Want to talk to Rick Harbidge, in case their log home is still for sale? His number is 403-519-7425. If you would rather make contact by email, use my contact form to let me know, and I'll forward it to Rick.