Fea­tured Floor Plan

Rolling on the River

Log Home Living - - CONTENTS - by Jan­ice Brew­ster

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.

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