With the exception of the Krumdiack Homestead on Waldron Island, the Tharald Homestead is the most intact example of homesteading life in the islands. The house has been continuously occupied and cared for since 1883. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the two-story log structure is beautifully crafted from dovetail notched cedar logs. The original configuration is still intact. Fred Ellis donated a historic preservation easement that encumbers the façade and a portion of the interior of the log house.