Entering Whidbey Island in beautiful Washington state.


Lynne O'Hara and Willie Watson began their journey with Hearthstone in 2001 when they began researching log home companies to build their home on their property in Whidbey Island, Washington.  The  initial contact Wildwood Modelwith Hearthstone was through our website and, at the time, they were also residing in Houston, Texas.  Having only telephone and e-mail contact, a relationship developed and the guest house was built.   For their guest house, they chose one of Hearthstone's original plans, the Wildwood, and modified it to suit their needs.  Shown here is the Wildwood model as it appears in Hearthstone's catalog.  Below, see the final result.

Guest House - The Wildwood model.
Guest House -  Winter 2004


In April of 2004, their main home was delivered and is still under construction.  This 1900 s/f, one-story home is a custom design.  Look below to see its progress. Click photos to enlarge.


Logs on the ferry crossing over!
Logs arriving by ferry.
Beginning erection of main house.
Erection begins!
Roof installed.
After roof installed.
Moving forward!
Moving forward . . .
Rear Screened Porch and Deck
Back Porch
Veneer used for side room.
Veneer used on side room.
Front View
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Australian Cypress flooring.
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Kitchen Island
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Installing Kitchen Island
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Honed Black Granite Counter
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Northwestern-Themed Cabinets
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Fireplace installation.
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James Installing Veneer
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Guest Bath Tiles
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Pet Project: Master Bath Tiles
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Side View
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Living Room
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Dining Room
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Front Porch
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Master Bedroom
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May 2005
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May 2005
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May 2005

John on site at Whidbey Island in April 2004.
John Ricketson on site 
in Whidbey Island, WA.
He has been with 
Hearthstone for almost 
37 years beginning as 
an erection Crew Chief and 
now as a Project Manager.

Testimonial: Letter to Hearthstone from homeowners, Lynne O'Hara & Willie Watson

"Dear Mr. Giles:

Since the visit we made to the Hearthstone plant in Dandridge several years ago, we have been impressed by the Hearthstone company, the products, and your people.  We built a cabin 2 years ago and we just received the log package for our Hearthstone home at the end of April.  We love them!

In particular, working with John Ricketson has been the best! He has answered our technical questions and offered sound advice when I have had frequent questions.  He has always given us timely responses and I have the utmost confidence in him.  I can't tell you how happy we have been to have working with John.

Our only regret is that this relationship will be coming to an end now that we don't have any other Hearthstone projects in the future.  It will definitely be one of our fondest memories of building.

You should be proud of your company and John.  He is a great representative.

Thank you and best wishes for your future success."

Lynn O'Hara and Willie Watson
Clinton, WA


John Ricketson
Project Manager
120 Carriage Drive, Macon, GA  31210
(877) 662-6135 Toll Free
(478) 474-9370 or FAX (478) 477-6535

E-mail: hearthstonehomes@mindspring.com

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