Having lived his entire life in the mountains, Samuel Wyatt developed his farm following the terrain of his land holdings. Thus, the main house, slave houses, and outbuildings were dispersed along the edge of a knoll and adjacent ridges in order to maximize the amount of available level farmable land.
Researchers determined that the main house measured approximately 60 by 40 feet and was likely built of logs. The west side of the house sat on wooden post piers, while the east side probably sat directly on the ground.
Levi Hoskins likely made improvements to the house when his family moved in, repairing and replacing the wood piers with stone. Based on the dates of the artifacts, the house was demolished in the mid-1870s shortly before or just after the death of Levi Hoskins.
Burned nails, ceramic dish fragments, and glass were found in trash pits and a pit cellar in front of the fireplace. Large amounts of wood charcoal also were recovered from the site. These data suggested that the house caught fire prior to being dismantled.