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Rolling on the River
The construction of Darlene Geppert and Roy Meyerl’s log home followed an atypical path. When they bought their lot on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, Darlene and Roy began by building a waterfront pavilion that would give them a spot to park their boat and enjoy the setting. Then came a three-car garage with a guest apartment. Finally, it was time to add a house to the property.
Why a log home:
A log home had been Roy’s dream for many years. He and Darlene went into the project thinking they would either build a conventional home and try to make it look like a log home as much as possible or build the real thing. The latter option made the most sense.
Most important features:
The couple’s narrow riverfront lot called for a home that would fit in the available space and take advantage of views of the water. Darlene wanted a place large enough to entertain a crowd (as in several hundred people for outdoor parties), but small enough to make upkeep easy.