Tucked away at the end of an almost mile long driveway lies the foundations of a dream that has been birthing in the hearts and minds of Eddie and Tonya Decker for many years. They are beginning to see this dream become a reality. In the last couple of months a lot has taken place to see what now lies the beginning of a home and a refuge for them to enjoy for the rest of their life. What started as an affection for log homes led them down an arduous path of deciding which company or process to place their ultimate confidence in. After talking and visiting several different model homes and companies around Kentucky and Tennessee, they ultimately came back time and time again to the quality and reasonability of an Honest Abe Log Home. In fact, after comparing “apples to apples” on a comparison quote they were surprised to see not only was Honest Abe more economical, but the other company actually substituted cheaper materials and left out many items that were standard to an Honest Abe package.
No stranger to construction, Eddie had a strong desire to do many things to aid in the construction of his new custom home. Working with Rocky-K Log Homes & Construction, (an Honest Abe independent dealer in Leitchfield, KY) throughout the sales process, Eddie and Tonya decided that Rocky-K would do a dry-in construction only, which would allow Eddie to take over and complete the finishing of the home. The dry-in construction service, in this case, included an insulated concrete crawlspace, which will allow them to bring this area into conditioned space. This allows the greater efficiency of the log home not to be sacrificed through major changes in outside temperatures below, also staving off humidity changes beneath the home creating virtually a mold-free environment.
The 28’ x 48’ home itself is constructed out of the Genesis log profile, a 6” x 12” log and will have Honest Abe’s hand-hewn feature throughout, giving the home a more traditional and vintage appeal. The beams and rafters from the Heavy Timber Roofing System have also been hand-hewn enhancing one of the already most renowned and beautiful roofing systems in the industry. Also one of the highlights to the home is the custom designed loft Master Bedroom which will include a sitting area to enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and acreage below. Thank-you Eddie and Tonya for allowing us to be such an integral part in helping your dream come to fruition.
Article by: Josh Goe of Rocky-K Log Homes. | www.rockykloghomes.com