Pine Knot, a simple plank two-story wood cottage nestled in more than a hundred year old forest in Southern Albemarle County, was the country retreat of the Theodore and Edith Roosevelt family during Presidency. The property originally consisted of a cottage in the midst of construction on 15 acres of land which Edith purchased in 1905 from their good friend, William Wilmer, the owner of the farms surrounding the cottage including Plain Dealing. Edith intended Pine Knot as a place for the President's 'rest and repairs'; a wilderness retreat where the family could have privacy and escape the ‘city’ environment of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Roosevelt made only minor changes to the building, which she specified should remain simple. She insisted the cottage be finished with no insulation or interior finish, and no plumbing, toilet, heat, or electricity with sparse and rustic furnishings.
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Last Updated: 02/10/2015