The Weaver Mansion, Construction of the Main House

In 1965 when the main lodge of the Weaver Mansion, which is now The Secret Bed and Breakfast, was constructed it reportedly cost over 980,000 to build. The house itself is built on solid rock and is constructed of concrete blocks and steel. The floor of the main room is tiled with imported tile from Italy and we have yet to find a crack in it after all these years! The large beam that supports the peak of the roof on the end is solid steel. Mr. Weaver hired an artist to paint the beam so it looked like wood. The roof itself is made of 2′ X 8′ double tongue and groove pine that was shipped in from British Honduras. As the temperature changes the ceiling creaks, which occurs more in the Spring and Fall. It can be quite scary to come into the lodge at night to the creaking sound! It’s even scarier when the acorns are hitting the roof as well!!
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