Re. the Central Hall Colonial house above...Thomas Hawkins of Wytheville, VA was a Master Builder of fine reputation in southwest VA. Hawkins built many fine homes including half dozen in Tazewell County. This home is one and has blocks of hand cut local limestone for the foundations of both house and stables.
The attic has awl cut mortise and tendon joists and is notched using Roman numerals. The clapboards are of poplar wood and nails are hand cut. The entire house is hand crafted both when Mr. Hawkins built it and during renovation.
In 1996, the sun room addition and bath were added by another Master Builder and the outside was built to look original to the house. The floor of the sun room is walnut, from a tree on a neighboring farm. In all bathrooms, floors are 12x12 tiles and the Whirlpool jetted tub is two person with separate walk-in shower.