42 Fea­tured Floor Plan Re­fin­ing Rus­tic on the River

Log Home Living - - CONTENTS -

Cindy Konz and Jon Ro­roff ’s search for land along the Mis­sis­sippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, was chal­leng­ing. “There were new, gated prop­er­ties over­look­ing the river that were open­ing up at the time, but they were cleared of all trees and were just not our style,” Cindy re­calls. Luck­ily, they hap­pened upon a site on which the cur­rent own­ers were also plan­ning to build a log home, but had found another site they liked bet­ter. Cindy and Jon jumped on the 60-acre tract.

Why a log home: Cindy and Jon had dreamed of a log home for 20 years, but dur­ing the de­sign process, they opted to go with a hy­brid — a mix of log and other ma­te­ri­als that would sim­plify their main­te­nance rou­tine.

Most im­por­tant features: The cou­ple and their two mid­dle-school-aged chil­dren wanted a ca­sual home to fit their out­doorsy lifestyle. The land, which features a hobby farm, hik­ing trails, hunt­ing space and two barns, over­looks the river, so the new home would need to cap­ture the view.

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